Success And Interactive Learning (SAIL)

  • Are you entering your first fall semester at Chesapeake College?
  • Are you taking seven or more load hours of coursework?
  • Then you will want to enroll in SAIL!

Sail to success in your first semester at Chesapeake College!
At Chesapeake College, we want to make sure you make a connection to the great services we offer as early and as often as possible to help make your freshman year a success. SAIL, which stands for "Success and Interactive Learning," is a program designed to get you actively involved in the college experience from day one. We believe that your success is our success!

Success Pays!

Enrolling in SAIL and charting a course for success pays off! Students who complete the SAIL program and finish the semester with a QPA (quality point average) of at least a 2.0 will receive a scholarship discount on their spring semester tuition at Chesapeake. The chart below shows how SAIL can help finance your spring semester:

Part Time
(at least 9 hours)
Full Time
(at least 12 hours)
QPA 2.0 - 2.99
$150
QPA 3.0 - 4.0
$225
QPA 2.0 - 2.99
$200
QPA 3.0 - 4.0
$300

How Do I Enroll in SAIL?

Once you have applied to the College and have taken the entry skills assessment, you will meet with an advisor in Student Success and Enrollment Services to discuss your program of study and to schedule your fall classes. If you sign up for at least seven load hours, and one of those classes is the Freshman Seminar Course (FSC 101), you are eligible to enroll in SAIL. You can pick up a SAIL application form at the Dorchester Building Advising Center (D106) or the information desk. Simply fill out the form and return it c/o Jacki McArdle in Student Success and Enrollment Services to enroll in the program. Your application must be received by the second week of your first fall semester to be eligible for the SAIL program.

For more information about SAIL, contact Dana Bowser (dbowser@chesapeake.edu) at 410-827-5840 or Jackie McArdle (jmcardle@chesapeake.edu) at 410-822-5400, ext. 2250.

You can apply to SAIL online!

Or, you can use the printable SAIL Application (PDF). Paper applications should be delivered to Dana Bowser, D-106. Or ask at the information desk in the Dorchester Building.