The primary responsibility of the Office of Academic Success is to advise undecided freshman. Please defer to your faculty advisor first to obtain classes. If you are unsuccessful, than contact the Office Academic Success to determine a time to meet with one of our advisors.
Extenuating circumstances beyond a student's control include, but are not limited to:
Complete the Academic Standards Committee/Financial Aid Form
Submit the Satisfactory Academic Appeal Letter
Submit your SAP Appeal letter to:
Mail: Shaw University Office of Academic Affairs/Academic Standards Committee 118 East South Street Raleigh, NC 27601
Your academic appeals must be typewritten, signed, and include a detailed explanation of how extenuating circumstances beyond your control that has prevented you from meeting the Sap requirements. In addition, you must explain what has changed that will allow you to maintain academic progress.
Item 1: Please identify the obstacles you encountered last semester: Upon review of your past academic history, what circumstances negatively impacted your grades? Describe and discuss in detail obstacles you faced. Examples of common obstacles are below:
Academic Obstacles: Ineffective worked study skills, lack of effective time management skills, unprepared for exams and why, what in high school doesn’t work anymore, hard to concentrate, difficult classes/not prepared for course level, conflict with professor, unable to understand course content or find important information, poor reading skills, poor study skills, did not disclose individualized learning plan which would have allowed for classroom modifications.
Personal/Other Obstacles: Financial difficulties, health problems, hard to get out of bed in the morning, use or abuse of alcohol or other substance(s), possible learning disability, difficulty sleeping at night, pressure, stress, anxiety, tension, excessive time spent online, family issues, extracurricular activities, working long hours.
Item 2: Generate potential solutions for overcoming theobstacles you described and discussed: Think about possible solutions for overcoming the obstacles you described. Make sure you list and discuss potential solutions for overcoming the obstacles you faced in your academic success recovery plan.
Item 3: Commit to workable and achievable solutions:
Documentation should include, but is not limited to:
DO NOT submit original documents - they will not be returned. Make sure all copies are legible.
IfI am a parent of a college student, do I have the right to see my child’seducation records, especially if I pay the bill?
The rights under FERPA transfer from the parents to the student, once the student turns 18 years old or enters a postsecondary institution at any age. However, although the rights under FERPA have now transferred to the student, a school may disclose information from an “eligible student’s” education records to the parents of the student, without the student’s consent, if the student is a dependent for tax purposes.
The student's education records may be disclosed only with the student's prior written consent. The prior written consent must:
Education records are defined as records, files, documents, and other materials that contain information directly related to a student and are maintained by Shaw University. Education records include:
Documents must be submitted according to the requirements listedabove. This DOES NOT GUARANTEE approval.