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Shaw University
Academic Advising Center
226 Lenoir Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

Office Hours: 
Monday-Friday (8:00am-5:00pm )
By Walk-Ins or Appointments 

Rishard Wedderburn, MA
Lead Academic Advisor

Lorraina Halls-Taylor
Administrative Assistant

Academic Support


The primary purpose for the Academic Advising Center is to provide services for the enhancement of student personal, academic, and professional success. The Academic Advising Center will support students by managing quality academic advising services and skill development activities. The AAC will provide leadership for faculty and staff to assist students gain self-confidence, promote positive learning attitudes and develop academic maturity. The AAC will provide academic advising for undecided students, serve as a secondary resource for students who have declared a major and provide exceptional tutorial services.


Students are assigned to a faculty advisor by the department chair to ensure accurate advisement during matriculation. Faculty advisors are encouraged to meet with their student advisees at least twice per semester.

Students are required to complete their schedule for classes for the ensuing semester with their academic advisors. To ensure that students meet with their advisors an advising hold is placed on the student’s record and can only be removed once a student meets with the academic advisor for advisement.

Change in Registration

Any changes in a student’s registration must have the official approval of the Director of Records and Registration, and the student’s advisor. Changes to a student’s schedule can be made during the registration period. Once the registration period has closed students cannot make changes to their schedule electronically. To change a schedule after he add/drop period a student must obtain written approval through use of a registration transaction form. A student can only withdraw from a course after the add/drop period is over; they cannot add a course.  If a student withdraws from a course, they will receive a grade of a “W”.

Inter-Institutional Registration- CRC

Inter-institutional registration among Cooperating Raleigh Colleges (CRC) must be approved by the faculty advisor, the department chair and the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The student is required to meet registration requirements and to follow procedures being used at Shaw University and the college to be visited. Credit for courses taken at CRC institutions is processed and posted for Shaw University the same as for courses taken in residence. Official Registration at the home institution is required for a student to be eligible to participate in the program. A student may enroll at a CRC course for a course not offered at Shaw University.