Lynell Engelmyer

About

Lynell Engelmyer is a nationally-recognized expert in college planning, admissions and financial aid. She has more than 20 years of experience, working as an admissions officer, financial aid director and also for the College Board. She has been published and quoted in hundreds of books and articles and serves as a professional college counselor for students from around the country.

How Athletes Can Pick the Right College

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As if picking the right college isn’t complicated enough, throwing an applicant’s special talent into the mix makes the process that much more challenging. It even requires some special consideration from these athletes. Here are several things you should keep in mind if you are even considering playing a college sport: Find out where you …
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The New SAT Test Date Coming This 2017-2018

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There was a surprise on the list of 2017-2018 new SAT test dates recently released by the College Board. A late summer test date will now be offered for both the SAT and SAT Subject Tests. This change follows the popularity of the September ACT test date introduced several years ago. It is expected that …
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What You Need to Know About Test-Optional Colleges

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Bowdoin College was the first college in the U.S. to make the submission of standardized test scores (SAT/ACT) optional in 1969, but they were hardly trendsetters. It was not until forty some years later that over 800 other colleges and universities followed Bowdoin’s lead and are now either test optional or “test flexible”. Understanding the …
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Why Work Study Isn’t Really “Financial Aid”

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In the next few weeks, financial aid packages for college-bound high school seniors will begin to roll through the door. Interpreting and comparing them is one of life’s bigger challenges. In part because financial aid has its own language, in part because each school might do things just a little differently, and in part because …
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Is Your Student a HYPSter? What It Takes to Get Into an Ivy League College

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What the heck is a HYPSter? It’s part acronym, part tongue-in-cheek term, meaning the kind of student who is accepted and attends a highly selective college like Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, etc.–in other words, students attending the top colleges in the country. Many students aspire to these colleges, but many aren’t able to attend. What …
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