Feb 27, 2021  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Shaw University Centers for Alternative Programs in Education (CAPE)

The University delivers its educational program beyond the confines of the residential college community through eight (8) extramural sites in North Carolina at the following locations:

1. Ahoskie 3. Fayetteville 6. Raleigh
2. Durham 4. High Point 7. Rocky Mount/Greenville
  5. Kannapolis 8. Wilmington

The Centers for Alternative Programs in Education (CAPE) program provides innovative educational delivery systems for many self-directed, highly motivated persons who are otherwise unable to attend institutions of higher education. CAPE is designed specifically for the mature learner who has demonstrated a deep interest, strong desire, and clear vocational choice and who has expressed a need to participate in an alternative form of education. It offers educational opportunities to those who, because of job or family situations, military service obligations, lack of previous opportunity or adverse circumstances, have been unable to attend institutions of higher education. Students are provided an opportunity to expand their educational horizon through enrolling in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education courses. These learning occasions are provided in the traditional classroom setting and through distance learning.

The Centers for Alternative Programs in Education (CAPE) students are admitted to the university via the main campus Admissions Office the same as all other regular main campus students. All applications for admission must be sent to the Admissions Office along with the official transcript or GED for evaluation. Students may not attend class nor can they be registered in any way prior to being officially admitted by the University.