Things to Consider Before Coming to DWU
Trust your student.
The first year is about discovery; discovery of self, discovery of academic strengths and limitations and discovery of choices for the future. Have faith in the values you have imparted to your new student and let them know that you trust their judgment.
Talk about finances.
Many students have previously been financially dependent on their family. Some may have little understanding of their family’s financial situation, the definition of fiscal responsibility and how to manage their money. Likewise, working towards a college degree can be an expensive process. Discussing financial boundaries and the consequences of financial irresponsibility is an important