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 with a high school GPA of less than 2.8 qualify for this program. Our students have a team of people who work to help you succeed and find a personal pathway to success to reach your goals and dreams.
Each student has a Peer Coach they meet with throughout the semester, which helps them set goals, connect to resources, and learn how to navigate college. Our students enroll in the Study Skills and Student Success Class (SSC 1020)that is designed to teach study skills and time management; connect students to campus resources; teach students 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, and Student Success Seminar (SSC 2990) which helps students develop a study plan for college success. Students join together again for a 2nd Semester course, Career and Life Skills, where they learn about and develop soft skills for career and life success. All of these courses work towards your degree as general electives.
Additionally, our students have access to the Student Success Center, a one-stop resource spot on campus. We have computers, free printing, study tables, a lounge area, games, and snacks; and most importantly, the people to answer your questions…your Peer Coaches and Success Advisors! Our students have access to specific scholarships: the Rising Star and the Student Success GRIT Scholarship.
Our students work with their Academic Success Advisor to create a balanced schedule that works towards completing their general math and English requirements, which are foundational classes for all degrees. Students will have a first-year advising hold that ensures their Academic Advisor works with you. It won’t stop you from changing or viewing your schedule.
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
Director of Structured Enrollment