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CAPP Degree Evaluation

Welcome to Curriculum, Advising & Program Planning (CAPP), the University's online degree evaluation system. CAPP Degree Evaluation is designed to help students achieve their academic goals efficiently. The system is used to compare your completed and in-progress coursework against degree requirements published in the college catalog. CAPP is not meant to replace your academic advisor/program office or the college catalog, but is a reference tool to help you track your progress towards degree completion.

CAPP Degree Evaluation enables students and advisors to measure academic progress towards degree requirements at anytime through WebSTAR. Please note that your CAPP Degree Evaluation is not official. You should consult your academic advisor/program office for detailed program requirements and course options.

Important Reminders

  1. Login to SharkLink using your SharkLink ID and Password.
  2. Select the Student tab and locate the Records & Academics section.
  3. Click on Transcripts/Grades/CAPP Degree Evaluation.
  4. Select View CAPP Degree Evaluation.
  5. Select the Current Term from the drop-down menu and click submit.

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6. Click Generate New Evaluation.

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7.  Select the Program by enabling the radio button next to the program, select the term for which you would like to run the report from the drop-down menu, and Generate Request.

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8. Select Detail Requirements and click Submit.

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You will now be directed to your CAPP Degree Evaluation.

The top part of the Detail Requirement Screen displays your student record information:

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Explanation of terms used:

Catalog Term: your catalog term determines your academic requirements for completing your degree based on the requirements published in the catalog in effect at the time you began degree-seeking enrollment

Evaluation Term: the term you selected from the drop-down menu for which to generate your CAPP report

Request Number: the total number of CAPP reports you have generated so far

Results as of: the date on which you generated your CAPP report

The second part of the Detail Requirement Screen displays a snapshot of your progress toward degree completion:

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Credits Required column: lists the total number of credits required for your program as per your catalog term. In reference to the Maximum Transfer row, the 90 credits listed in the example above indicate the maximum number of transfer credits that may be applied from another institution toward your degree, not a requirement. 

Credits Used column: lists the total number of credits completed that count toward your degree requirements

Transfer row: The required column lists the maximum number of transfer credits that may be applied toward your degree. The used column lists the transfer credits that have been successfully applied toward your degree.

In Progress: lists the number of credits you are enrolled in for the term for which the CAPP report was run

The Area part of the Detail Requirement Screen displays the building blocks (e.g., general education, major, minors, concentrations, test scores, open electives) of your program.

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Courses in the Areas are either listed individually or in rules, which are requirements that involve making a selection from several groups of courses. Individually listed courses are hyperlinked to the official course catalog. 

Explanation of Column Headers

Curriculum Requirement Section (left half of Area)
Met Indicates whether the required course or rule has been met (Yes) or not met (No).
Condition Is a logic statement that lists whether the requirement is an “and” or an “or.” In most cases this will read “and”.
Rule Indicates that the requirement is a choice from several courses, as indicated in the example above (see Major Electives). A rule that is not met displays a comment with the list of courses. However, once the rule has been met, the comments will no longer display.
Subject Lists the subject/prefix code for the requirement
Attribute Lists the course attribute requirement
Low List the required course number. May also be the lowest level course number accepted if there is a range (e.g., 2000 – 3000)
High Lists the highest level course number accepted if there is a course range 
Required Credits Lists the credit hours required
Required Courses Rarely used at NSU
Completed Requirements Section (right half of Area)
Subject Lists the subject/prefix code for the course that fulfilled the requirement
Course Lists the course number for the course that fulfilled the requirement
Title Lists the title of the course that fulfilled the requirement
Attribute Lists the attributes of the course that fulfilled the requirement (if necessary).
Credits Lists the credit hours for the course that fulfilled the requirement
Grade Lists the course grade
Source

E- exam/test score

H- academic history. This means the course was completed at NSU.

T – transfer course

R – registered but not yet completed. Displays for in-progress courses.

What-if Analysis enables you to evaluate a different program, major, or minor. A What-if Analysis may be generated should you wish to know the effect of changing your major or minor.

IMPORTANT: Generating a What-if Analysis does not change your actual academic record. To discuss changes to your academic record, you must contact your academic advisor.

1. Select an appropriate Entry Term from the drop-down menu and click Continue.

2. Select an appropriate Program and click Continue.

The drop-down menu includes undergraduate and graduate/professional programs. Current students that are not accepted to a dual program should not run a What-if analysis for dual programs. For questions about dual programs, contact your admissions counselor or academic advisor.

3. Select your current Campus, an appropriate Major, and click Submit. If you have or wish to add a concentration, minor, or a second major, click the Add More button.

4. Select up to three Concentrations and click Submit. If you have or wish to add concentrations, click the Add More button.

5. Select up to two Minors and click Submit. If you have or wish to add a second major, click the Add More button.

6. Select an appropriate Second Major and click Submit. If you have or wish to add concentrations, click the Add More button.

7. Select up to three Concentrations and click Submit.

8. Review the selections you have made. Select the Current Term from the drop-down menu for the Evaluation Term and click Generate Request.

 

Processing may take a few minutes.

Who can use the CAPP degree evaluation?

CAPP degree evaluation is available for all degree seeking students. For undergraduate programs, CAPP can be used for catalog years beginning Fall 2000 or later. For graduate programs, the catalog years available for CAPP may vary. If you attempt to generate a CAPP report but no course detail information displays, contact your academic advisor or program office.

How does CAPP decide where to place courses I’ve completed?

CAPP processes your courses chronologically, based on a “best-fit” approach and how the requirements are defined. The process looks through each of your courses, and then assigns each course to the first requirement in your degree program that the course will fulfill.

The degree evaluation placed one of my courses in two places. Is that okay?

Yes. CAPP is programmed to recognize that courses can fulfill multiple requirements if that function is allowed by your program office.

Why are some of my courses in the wrong area?

CAPP is designed to place courses into appropriate program areas. Sometimes there are multiple areas where a course can be used. Please contact your academic advisor to help clarify any confusion about your evaluation.

Some courses are hyperlinked on my degree evaluation and some are not. How can I see the descriptions for courses that are not hyperlinked?

The system only hyperlinks courses that you have not yet taken and that are listed individually (i.e., not part of a rule). To look for other course descriptions refer to your online catalog.

How can I find my major GPA?

For most majors, all of your required major courses are listed in one area. The grade point average at the end of the major area is your major GPA.

Some requirements have “and” & “or” next to them. What does this mean?

A requirement with an “or” beside it means that you can take the requirement it is listed next to or the one listed above it. A requirement with an “and” next to it means that you must take both the requirement it is listed next to and the one above it.

Why does my CAPP Degree Evaluation not show the last column on the right?

You need to print your evaluation in landscape format.

Why is the Excepted Graduate Date on my evaluation incorrect?

The date does not always reflect the actual expected graduation date and should be ignored.

If I am a double major, can I process both evaluations at one time?

Yes, if both majors are assigned to the same program, you may view both majors in a single report. For example, B.A. in Dance and B.A, in Music would appear on the same report since both majors fall under the same degree. However, if you have two majors in two different programs, you will need to evaluate each program and major separately. For example, B.A. in Dance and B.S. in Biology would be on two different CAPP reports since the programs are different.

What happens to a course when I receive an “I” (incomplete), a “W” (withdrawn), or a “F” (failed) grade?

Courses with incomplete, withdrawn, or failed grades appear as unused on the evaluation. When an incomplete course receives a final grade, it will be applied to the degree evaluation appropriately. To view the unused courses, go to the Additional Information display option.

I earned a direct transfer Associates of Arts degree from a community college before I came to NSU. How does this appear on my evaluation?

A General Education area has been created for all undergraduate students, which will be displayed on your evaluation. Your applicable transfer work will be displayed with a source code “T”. Any other transfer coursework that does not apply to NSU’s General Education framework will appear in the Open Electives area. If you have transfer courses exceeding the maximum required credits, they will appear as unused courses on the Additional Information page.

I haven’t declared my major yet, how can I be sure I am on track with my prospective major?

You may use the “What-If Analysis” to evaluate your coursework against any major. However, it is important that you consult your academic advisor to discuss your progress and declaration of major. The What-if analysis should not be sued for course planning.

What is a “What-if” Analysis?

What-if Analysis enables you to evaluate a different program, major, minor, or concentration. A What-if Analysis may be generated should you wish to know the effect of changing your major or minor.

If I’ve moved on to another program, how can I view my CAPP Degree Evaluation for the program I completed?

Simply select the last term you were enrolled in for your previous program instead of the current term when submitting your request for Degree Evaluation in CAPP.

I’ve been accepted to a new program for a future term, how can I view my CAPP Degree Evaluation for that program?

Simply select the term you will be enrolled in for your new program instead of the current term when submitting your request for Degree Evaluation in CAPP.

What should I do if my information is incorrect?

Contact your academic advisor.