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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 toward degree completion.
CAPP Degree Evaluation enables students and advisors to measure academic progress toward 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.
6. Click Generate New Evaluation.
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.
8. Select Detail Requirements and click Submit.
You will now be directed to your CAPP Degree Evaluation.
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
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
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
E- exam/test score
H- academic history. This means the course was completed at NSU.
T – transfer course
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.
In order for you to receive any federal Title IV or state financial aid (grants, scholarships, and loans), you must be enrolled in a minimum number of courses that are required for degree/certificate completion (degree-applicable) as published in the catalog from the semester when you first enrolled in your program.
Financial aid funds may only be disbursed if you meet the minimum enrollment requirements for financial aid eligibility with degree-applicable courses. You may maintain maximum financial aid eligibility while enrolled in not degree-applicable courses if you meet the enrollment requirements for each respective financial aid program with degree-applicable courses. For instance, in order to be eligible for federal loans, you must be enrolled at least half time. If half-time enrollment is defined as 6 credits per semester/term, you must be enrolled in at least 6 degree-applicable credits to be eligible for federal loans. If you enroll in one 3-credit course that is degree-applicable and one 3-credit course that is not degree-applicable, you will not be eligible for federal loans, even though you are enrolled half time.
How to view whether the classes you registered for are degree-applicable (required for degree/certificate completion)
8. Select Additional Information and click Submit.
9.CAPP displays the courses you are enrolled in for the term for which the CAPP report was run (In-Progress Courses).
The Area section displays the courses which apply toward the building blocks of your program (e.g., general education, major, minor, concentration, and open electives requirements.)
The Courses Not Used section displays courses that do not apply toward your degree (not degree-applicable). These courses will not count toward your enrollment requirements for financial aid purposes.
Please note: Your CAPP report for past semesters may include a variety of other courses in this section, such as repeated courses, withdrawn courses, and courses graded with an “I” for incomplete, in addition to courses that do not apply toward you degree requirements.
For more information on financial aid and degree-applicable courses, please review the "Financial Aid for Degree-Applicable Courses Frequently Asked Questions" document.
For questions about your CAPP report or your program requirements, contact your academic advisor.
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.