SAIL 2014 Program Requirements

SAIL establishes an academic support network (the summer before a student's freshman year) that engages the student in active learning and facilitates interaction with other students, Faculty, and Staff. The SAIL Living Learning Community provides selected students an opportunity to attend courses during the Summer II term (Tuesday, July 8th - Wednesday, August 13th) to assist in academic development and college transition.

The Office of Academic Enhancement will contact SAIL 2014 students shortly after they have confirmed their participation in SAIL by registering for the July 7th-8th, 2014 New Student Conference. SAIL students will attend the conference before they begin Summer II term classes.

SAIL students:

  • must complete a minimum of two credit-bearing courses for a total of 5 Credit-Hours during the Summer II term:

  1. Required to take:
    -CAEN 101: Applications of Learning Theory (2 Credit-hours)
    -LCSE 002: SAIL Learning Community (0 Credit-hours)

  2. Other course options (3 Credit-hours):
    -MATH 102: College Algebra (based on the student's Math Placement Exam score)
    -MATH 150: Pre-Calculus (based on the student's Math Placement Exam score)
    -ENGL 104: Composition & Rhetoric
    -POLS 206: American National Government

  • that are not TSI Compliant must enroll in & attend required Developmental Education Courses:
    -CAEX 001: Basic Math Skills (0 Credit-hours)
    -CAEX 004: Reading/Writing Connection (0 Credit-hours)

  • in need of full-time student status (Summer Total: 6 Credit-hours) for Health Insurance or Financial Aid purposes may also take one of the following Kinesiology courses (1 Credit-hour):

    -Dynamic Team Games: Every day is a new game- try Ultimate frisbee, dodge ball, ga-ga ball, beach volleyball…. Designed to help students engage in team building activities in a fun environment.

    -Basic Strength Training: Introduces you to strength training as a lifelong activity through the use of both free weights and machine weights.  Proper techniques and training principles will be taught using different types of resistance.

    -Watersport Activities: Relieve stress in the pool. Learn basic swim strokes in order to get a good workout and have fun. This class will also introduce you to water polo, paddle-boarding, water games, etc.

  • must maintain a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA
    Students must remain in good academic standing with the University. This means maintaining a "C" average or higher and no "F's" or "U's" in the Summer II term.
    The failure to do so will permanently change the student's admission status.
    (Free Academic Support is available!)

  • must attend all classes (including weekly SAIL Learning Community meetings/activities)

  • will reside in campus housing to get the full college-going experience

  • must adhere to all University Student Rules and Regulations

  • must adhere to the Aggie Code of Honor

  • will show respect and courtesy to all TAMUG students, faculty, staff, and guests

It is important that SAIL students understand that the successful completion of the SAIL Program
is a prerequisite for being fully admitted to the university.

Please contact the following people for specific details concerning:

SAIL Program Details

Mayen Udoetuk, (409) 741-4341 udoetukm@tamug.edu

 Student Placement in SAIL

    Sandra Muros, (409) 741-4315 muross@tamug.edu

 Shana Marcon, (409) 740-4723 marcons@tamug.edu