Oct 01, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Shaw University Adult Degree Program

At Shaw University, busy adults, working professionals, veterans, and transfer students can advance their careers, gain skills necessary to change jobs, or vastly enrich their personal lives through part-time or full-time evening studies. The Shaw University Adult Degree program offers undergraduate (B.A. and B.S.) degree completion programs designed to meet the unique needs of adult learners.  With five Shaw University  campuses located across North Carolina, you can attend classes and complete your degree at a convenient location near you.




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North Carolina Community College graduates who have earned an Associate in Arts (A.A.) or Associate in Science (A.S.) degree can transfer all A.A. or A.S. credits to Shaw University, which will meet the University’s general education requirements. Shaw will accept up to seventy (70) credits from specified A.A.S. programs for completed courses with a final course grade of “C” or better.

The Shaw University Adult Degree Program provides classroom and distance learning options at times that are convenient for busy adults who are seeking to begin or complete a degree. Shaw University professors who understand adult student motivation combine theory and research with practical experience to facilitate learning outcomes in the classroom, online, and in the field. Dedicated academic resources are available throughout the year to provide assistance and support at times that are convenient for adult students. 

Adult Degree students are admitted to the university via the main campus Admissions Office. All applications for admission must be completed online.  Transfer students must submit official transcripts from all colleges previously attended.  Applicants with no college experience must submit an official high transcript or GED certificate for evaluation. Applicants may not register for or attend classes until they have been officially admitted to the University.

Accelerated Evening & Online classes start every eight weeks on a year-round-basis:

Term               Begins

Fall I               August

Fall II             October

Spring I          January

Spring II        March

Summer I       May

Summer II     June