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Student Success Program

Student Success Program


The Student Success Program at Dixie State University is a structured first year program designed to help students build a strong foundation for success.  Students qualify for this program when they have an index score of <45. The index score is calculated from GPA and admission test scores.  Our students have a team of people who work to help our students succeed.  We help students find their personal pathway for success!  Each student has a Success Coach they meet with throughout the semester, who helps them set goals, connect to resources, and learn how to navigate college. Our students have a Peer Mentor who can provide insider tips on how to succeed in college, as well as, connecting our students to campus life activities.  Our students enroll in the Study Skills and Student Success Class that is designed to teach study skills and time management; connect students to campus resources; teach students on how to use their strengths to succeed academically.  This course has an embedded Active Learning Lab so our students have the opportunity to apply new study skills to current assignments.  Students join together again for a 2nd Semester course, Career and Life Skills where they learn some essential soft skills for success.

Additionally, our students have access to the Browning Resource Center, a one-stop resource spot on campus.  We have computers, printer, study -tables, people to answer questions, games and snacks.  We offer a Monthly Munch that provides our students some food and opportunity to connect with other students in our program.

We require that our students work with their Academic Advisor to create a balanced schedule that works towards completing their general math and English requirements while in the program.

We BELIEVE in our students and their ability to succeed, and when you are in our program, you have a team of people who have your back and will encourage you to do the work necessary for you to make your dreams a reality.


Jamie Kearra, MS
Assistant Director of Student Success
Structured Enrollment