All Articles by Lynell Engelmeyer

Lynell Engelmyer has over 20 years of experience in college admissions and financial aid, having worked at several colleges and for the College Board. She also volunteers with at-risk students to help them get to and graduate from college. Lynell is a Co-Founder of College Application Wizard (, a web-based tool that provides students and parents with a highly customized checklist of every admission and financial aid requirement and deadline for each of their schools. College Application Wizard is an automated, calendar-based to-do list to ensure that you don’t miss a step in this important process. Lynell received her M.S. degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Pennsylvania and graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. degree in Business and Political Science from Albright College (PA).

Making One Essay Work for Multiple Schools

While many schools request their own unique application essays, their questions are prompts are often similar to those from other schools. Read on to see how you can make one essay work for multiple applications.

By Lynell Engelmeyer updated on October 17, 2013

Humor and the College Application Essay

Many students ask whether they should try to write a college essay that is funny. Read on for examples of how humor can help you write a great application essay.

By Lynell Engelmeyer updated on October 17, 2013

Peterson's and College App Wizard - Helping You Stay Organized During the College Application Process

Organization is vital when it comes to succeeding within the college application progress. Learn how you can stay on top of tasks, deadlines, and competing priorities to fulfill all of your application requirements.

By Lynell Engelmeyer updated on September 27, 2013
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