Parent & Family Resources

Welcome Trailblazer Parents and Families

The faculty and staff at Dixie State University witness firsthand the challenges that students face during their transition to college. The change can be intimidating and confusing for both students and parents. Navigating this unfamiliar territory presents many new challenges, but you can ease this transition both for you and your student by learning about the university policies and academic expectations of your student. You can be an asset to your student’s education as they enter this new phase of their life.

Student Concern Form

Whether you are a parent, friend, or student, the student concern form is one way that you can share that you are concerned about a student. Fill in the form with as much information as you can and someone from the Student Success Center will reach out to provide the student with support and resources.

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Adjusting to College Life

Help your student adjust to college life more smoothly with this online guide

Preparing For College

Supporting Your Student

Paying For School

Parental Access to Student Records (FERPA)

Common Student Struggles

Campus Safety

Dixie State University’s Department of Public Safety is here to Protect and Serve our Trailblazer community.

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On-Campus Student Support

Dixie State University wants to see your student succeed. Check out the diverse number of services we offer to support your student.

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Many students find that they can work a part-time job (15 hours per week or less) and go to school full-time (at least 12 credit hours). Working while going to school can give your student an extra sense of responsibility and independence as they transition to adult life. However, depending on other school commitments (clubs, student government, athletics, etc.) some students might find working while going to school to be overwhelming. Talk with your student about expectations and priorities for their college experience before deciding to work part time while going to school.

You can direct your student to available on or near campus jobs here.

It all depends on work schedules, other university commitments and how rigorous the course is. A full class schedule is 12 credits, and most students take 12-15 credits per semester. If a student wants to graduate with their Bachelor’s degree (120 credits) in 4 years (8 semesters) they need to take 15 credits per semester to graduate on time. Talk with your student about their plans for their academic career, and make sure they speak with their academic advisor as soon as possible to work out a graduation plan that fits their needs.

You can pay your tuition online here on your myDixie account. You can also pay tuition at the cashier’s office (cash or check only) on the bottom floor of the Holland Building.

You can advise your student to meet with an advisor in Career Services. They offer several types of tests that will help your student narrow their interests and organize their priorities to help them with their decision. It’s recommended that your student declare their major as soon as possible, but they still have 60 credits (2 years) of general course work to fulfill before they can move on to their major emphasis classes.

Students can register for classes through their myDixie account.

You can also visit the Registrar’s site to see a video tutorial that walks you through the registration process.