Douglas L. Christiansen

Douglas L. Christiansen

Douglas L. Christiansen is the Vice Provost for Enrollment, Dean of Admissions, and Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Higher Education at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.


Why Are Campus Visits So Important?

Campus visits play a crucial role in finding the best-fit college for your needs. Check out what our experts have to say about why they're so more

Soul Searching: Finding the Right School for You

There is no one "right fit" when it comes to college. Here's some advice on curating a full list of colleges that could be right for you!read more

The Insider's Guide to Student Financial Aid

Figuring out how to pay for college can be as confusing as deciding where to attend. The goal is to help you find the best fit in every more

Will Clubs and Activities Boost My College Application?

Remember that quality of involvement is more important than quantity. Stick with extracurricular activities that have always interested you! Learn more

Should I take AP courses?

A student should take the most rigorous course load available in which he or she will be successful. A question that is often asked is, "What if I get a B in an AP course when I could have gotten an A in an honors course?" read more

What Should I Do if I Can't Visit the Colleges on My List?

It's not always easy to plan and attend college visits. So what do you do if you can't get to the schools you're interest in? Our experts have answers!read more