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What does CAPP Degree Evaluation mean?

It is a tool that can be used, by both students and advisors, for Academic Advising and Program Planning as well as for degree audit or graduation evaluation. Degree Evaluation compares the student’s academic history to the program in which he/she is enrolled. Degree Evaluation produces a report that shows how LAU courses, transfer courses, and courses in-progress apply toward degree requirements. Degree Evaluation report will not replace the Graduation Check Sheet. It is primarily a tool for Advising and Program Planning only.

Who can use the CAPP Degree Evaluation?

All students can, with the exception of: Excelsior College (ECD), Special, Undecided/Undeclared students.

Why should I use Degree Evaluation?

The Degree Evaluation lists the degree requirements, summarizes progress based on your academic record, and assists you in selecting courses, but does not eliminate the need for you to check with your Advisor.

What does “What-If Analysis” Evaluation option do?

The “What-If Analysis” option allows you to run an evaluation for any program or major other than your current one. Use it to run an evaluation for another major, concentration, or minor.

How can I see the descriptions for all courses in my program when using Degree Evaluation?

The system highlights all the courses that part of your program planning. For additional information, click on the course(s), and you will see the LAU online catalog.

How does CAPP Degree Evaluation decide where to place the courses I have completed?

CAPP processes your courses chronologically, based on a “best-fit” approach against the pre-defined program requirements. It processes your courses, by matching and assigning each one to the requirements in your degree program.

The Degree Evaluation report placed one of my courses in two places. Is that OK?

NO. Degree evaluation output is automated to recognize that courses cannot fulfill multiple requirements. Please report such ERRORS immediately to the Registrar’s Office.

I met ENG009 with SAT scores. Does the Degree Evaluation know that I don’t have to complete ENG009?

Yes. As long as we have your test scores, the system is capable of marking requirements as met.

Does the Degree Evaluation output include my currently registered courses?

Yes. It will include all your courses in which you are registered for. An “In Progress” will appear under the grade column.

What happens to a course when I receive an “I” (incomplete) grade?

Courses with incomplete grades appear as unused on the evaluation until a final grade has been recorded. Then the course will be used appropriately.

Will my transferred courses appear on the CAPP Degree Evaluation?

Yes. Transferred courses are part of your LAU academic record. They can be identified by the “T” grade under the grade column.

What should I do if CAPP Degree Evaluation lists my major incorrectly?

To update your major, refer to the Registrar’s Office to proceed with a change of major.

I can only process my evaluation on one major at a time. What if I am working for a second major or second concentration?

To evaluate a second major, use the “What-If Analysis” link at the bottom of the page.

I did not declare my major yet, how can I be sure I am on track with my prospective major?

Use the “What-If Analysis” to evaluate your coursework against any major program available.

How can I find my Major Course GPA?

For most majors, all the required major courses are listed in ONE area. The grade point average G.P.A. appears at the top of the Detail Requirements.

What is the Overall GPAs that is listed under the Program Evaluation on the top page of my Degree Evaluation?

The overall grade point average is your cumulative grade point average.

Whom should I contact if I have a problem with my Degree Evaluation?

For assistance, you can contact the Registrar’s Office for an Appointment to check your Degree Evaluation and Graduation information. Priority will be given to senior class and final-year graduating class, after consulting first with their advisor or chair for proper advice and action.

What if nothing happens when I select “Generate New Evaluation”?

In few instances, the system will display the following message “Unable to process your request at this time. Please try back later.” You must select the radio button next to your valid program.

How can I check an approved petition for requirement(s) substitution?

The course(s) that have been substituted will automatically be used to fulfill the requirement specified, and you will see that course listed next to the requirement.

I have been exempted from taking a course, how can I be sure that a requirement has been waived?

A waiver will be noted as “waived” alongside the requirement.
N.B. a course can be waived, but its credits cannot. If a course is waived, then another course(s) of equivalent credits must be taken to meet the missing credits. Minimum total credits for each major and minor must be met.

I have repeated a course more than once, what happens to the old grades?

The highest passed grade will appear in the evaluation if the repeated course has been removed from your records (i.e., it is marked with an ‘E’ for excluded in the repeat column on your transcript). If you are repeating the course at the time of evaluation, the previous course grade still applies to the evaluation until a new grade is recorded. Failed (F), Withdrawn (W), Not Passed (NP) and Incomplete (I) courses do not apply to the evaluation. These courses can be found in the unused section.

Why do I have so many courses listed as Electives?

Some programs require specific number of elective credits, others do not. Any additional coursework that appears in this category has not been specified as fulfilling a specific degree requirement. Example: Transferred courses evaluated as free electives will show among these courses, as well as, additional courses taken in a second major/concentration other than your primary ones.

What does a Rule mean?

A rule is used to check specific requirements such as selecting three courses from a list of ten courses. A description appears explaining its meaning.
 

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