Non-Traditional Student – What’s Next?

After Applying, What’s Next?

If you have filled out your application for admission you may be wondering “What’s Next?”

First, make sure that you’ve submitted all required application materials along with your application for admission. After that, you can use the guidelines below to help you get started at Dixie. You can do this by contacting the DSU Admissions Office at 435-652-7777 or

After that, you can use the guidelines (the nine steps) below to help you get started at DSU. Good luck!

Getting Started


1. Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships

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Financial Aid: Apply online for federal financial aid to be eligible for grants, loans, or work study opportunities at

Scholarships: Utah residents are automatically considered for academic scholarships upon successful admission to the university. Non-resident students must submit an online scholarship application. Information and applications for non-residents and additional scholarships (talent, leadership, multi-cultural, etc.) can be found here. Nontraditional students should also seek opportunities under the Community and Local Scholarships for DSU students link.

Questions? Financial Aid and Scholarships Office 435-652-7575 or


2. Academic Advising

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Meet with an academic advisor who will help tailor your class schedule to your educational goals and make sure you’re on track for graduation. All students should meet with their academic advisor once fully admitted to DSU and regularly during each academic year.

Questions? Academic Advisement Center 435-652-7690. The Advisement Center serves undecided students and/or those students pursuing Associate degrees in General Studies.

If you have declared a major, please visit to contact the advisor in your program/area of study.


3. Register For Classes

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After speaking with an academic advisor and reviewing the degree requirements for your selected program of study, you should register for classes and become familiar with all important dates and deadlines at DSU.

Questions? Registrar’s Office – (435) 652-7708 or


4. Dmail

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Upon being admitted, you will automatically be assigned a Dmail (Dixie Email) account. This serves as the official form of communication between you and Dixie State University. Your Dmail account information can be found in your acceptance letter. Check your Dmail regularly in order to stay on top of what is happening at Dixie State.

All students are encouraged to use the following link for additional information on Dmail accounts including a Dmail FAQ:

Questions or help? Student Helpdesk (435) 879-4357 or


5. Find a Place to Live

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The Housing and Resident Life Office can assist you in finding a place to live on-campus while attending Dixie. DSU offers family student housing. For off-campus housing information, refer to the following link on the Housing webpage –

Questions? Housing Office 435-652-7570 or


6. Get Your I.D. Card

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You can have your picture taken at the Registrar’s Office for your I.D. card. Look for your Dixie One Card to arrive in the mail; this will be your student I.D. card. If you are unable to go to the Registrar’s Office, you can upload your picture at Please follow the guidelines for how your picture should look prior to uploading it.

Questions? Business Office (435) 652-7600


7. Buy Your Books

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The Dixie State University Campus Store offers a convenient student source for textbooks, general books, educational supplies, and a wide variety of calculators, office, school and art supplies. You can also find DSU memorabilia, gifts and apparel.

Questions? DSU Campus Store – (435) 652-7644


8. Pay Your Tuition

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Payment deadlines are critical. To avoid late fees and being removed from classes, tuition is due one week prior to the start of classes each semester. Please make all payment arrangements before the payment deadline. Also note, if you are receiving financial aid or scholarship assistance, you will need to make up any difference in tuition.

You can pay your tuition online by logging into myDixie, or you can pay at the Cashier’s Office.

Questions? Cashier’s Office 435-652-7605


9. Get a Parking Permit

Permits »

Parking permits may be purchased at the Burns Arena Ticket Office (East Entrance) or the Cashier’s Office (first floor of Holland Centennial Commons. You’ll need to have your license plate number with you when purchasing a permit. You can also Purchase Permits and Pay Fines Online.

Visit for more information about parking on campus.

Questions? Parking Cashier – (435) 879-4335


Other Resources For Getting Started


Get a Campus Map

Find your way around with a campus map. Learn more »


Academic Calendar

Remember important dates & deadlines in the coming semester. Learn more »


Get Involved

Participate with various clubs and organizations on campus. Learn more »

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