a current student here
For prospective students, make sure you hand in or send all items needed to get into college, like your final high school transcript and other requirements. Also, while in school, have your parents make payments on time in order to remain in school. You will not be able to dorm if payments are not made on time. For the year 2013, my parents and I have agreed that I commute because they could not afford a bill that was due a month ago since my mother has been unemployed since July 2012. My father has always filed taxes under my name as Head of Household and my mother's tax information has been recently added to my FAFSA, so I received a new financial aid award letter. Moreover, not only will you unable to dorm, you will be unable to access your grades, which are only available on the school website, or register for courses the following semester. Since a bill has not been paid in a month, I have a hold on my student account.
In addition, if you were awarded as a Duchesne scholar, you must at least complete thirty hours of community service or your scholarship will be delayed and put you in more serious debt.
Finally, it is very important that you at least know what you are going to study or have an interest of what you would like to study. You do not plan your major/minor until your sophomore year, so you have time to think. During my first semester, I realized that many students dropped out of classes that they did not need to take in a very short amount of time. I recommend that you take courses that you feel will benefit the career you want to pursue. It is okay to explore different areas because that is what college is about, but it is best to take certain courses that you feel will help you in the future.