Rhiannon Schade

Rhiannon Schade is the Director of College Counseling for Collegewise of Millburn.


How Should I Talk to Colleges as a High School Student?

Striking the right tone in your communication with colleges is important. Learn how to do just that with this expert advice! read more

How can I get involved in student-faculty research as an undergrad?

Admission officers may be able to tell you about research opportunities that are available on a campus you are considering. Also, your campus may have an office of undergraduate research. If so, that may be the best place to look once you have matriculated as a student. read more

Can I study science at a liberal arts college?

Yes, nearly every liberal arts college will offer some majors in science disciplines and many offer interdisciplinary programs like biochemistry, neuroscience and/or environmental studies. Along with the science, you get a well-rounded exposure to other disciplines.read more

How Many Schools Should I Apply To?

It's not the number of schools you apply to that's important; it's the thought and care put into each application. Learn more from our experts here. read more

What Does Recommended Years of Study Mean?

Colleges often require or recommend a certain amount of years of study in a high school subject for admission, but what does it really mean? We have the answer!read more

How Are My Extracurricular Activities Used in College Admission?

College admission officers look closely at what you've done outside of the classroom.read more

How Are Grades Used in College Admission Decisions?

The classes you take and the grades you earn are the most important factor upon which you are evaluated when you apply to college. Read more from our experts.read more

When Should I Start My College Search?

Though it varies from student to student, it's important to start planning for college sooner rather than later. Learn more.read more

How Should Rankings Affect My College Search?

It's critical not to let national rankings drive your entire college search process. Find out why here! read more

When Should I Start Thinking About Colleges?

The experts weigh in on when high school student should start thinking about college (and when to begin their college search!).read more