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1) How do I find out who my advisor is?

Click on Enter Secure Area
Click on Student Services and Financial Aid
Click on Registration
Click on Registration Status
Select the Appropriate Term
Scroll down to degree and click on name of degree
Scroll down until you see the name of your primary advisor

Note: You may have more than one advisor if you are a preprofessional student, an honors student, or an athlete. You can contact your primary advisor for the names of these additional advisors.

Note: If you change your major after registration for a term, your new major and advisor(s) will not be reflected until the following term, so you will need to select the appropriate term in order to determine who has been assigned as your advisor.

 
2) What is CAPP?

CAPP stands for Curriculum, Advising and Program Planning. Basically, it is an automated degree audit system that tracks your academic progress through your chosen field of study.

 
3) How do I run a degree audit?

Click on Enter Secure Area
Click on Student Services and Financial Aid
Click on Student Records
Click on Degree Evaluation
Select Appropriate Term
From here you can either view previous evaluations or generate a new evaluation.

 
4) How do I view previous degree evaluations?

Click on Enter Secure Area
Click on Student Services and Financial Aid
Click on Student Records
Click on Degree Evaluation
Select Appropriate Term
Click on View Previous Evaluations
Select which evaluation you want to review
Select options of what you want to see displayed
Select Submit
Print if you want a hard copy

 
5) How do I generate a new degree evaluation?

Click on Enter Secure Area
Click on Student Services and Financial Aid
Click on Student Records
Click on Degree Evaluation
Click on Generate a New Evaluation
Select the Program
Select the Appropriate Term
Click on Generate Request
Select options of what you want to display
Select Submit
Print if you want a hard copy

 
6) If I am considering changing my major (Program), how can I determine which courses will be used?

Click on Enter Secure Area
Click on Student Services and Financial Aid
Click on Student Records
Click on Degree Evaluation
Select the Appropriate Term
Select Submit
Click on What If Analysis
Select the Appropriate Term
     Note: this is your catalog year and when changing programs, you may be      required to use the current catalog, so be sure to enter the correct term.
Click on Continue Button
Select the Program you are considering by using the drop down box
Scroll to find the appropriate Program
Click on Continue Button
Select a major by using the drop down box
     Note: only those majors attached to that program will be listed as options.
Scroll to find appropriate major and select
     Note: if there are more than one major attached to the program you can select      the ADD More button and add other majors.
If only one major is attached, Select Submit
Select Appropriate Evaluation Term
Click on Generate Request
Select your display options and submit
Print if you want a hard copy of the evaluation

 
7) What is my degree evaluation telling me?

The top portion of the evaluation gives general information including your program, major, degree, level and catalog year.
The next section details requirements such as total hours and minimum grade point averages. Met requirements are displayed in blue; unmet requirements in red.
The final section of your evaluation shows the courses that you have taken that meet program requirements, general electives, major requirements and where applicable, minors and/or honors. It will also show writing and upper division course requirements. Again, met requirements are in blue; unmet requirements in red.

 
8) How do I check the accuracy of my evaluation?

Remember this is not an official evaluation. You need to check with your academic advisor to determine the accuracy of your evaluation. However, you may want to check your evaluation against your transcript (which can be displayed via PAWS) and report any discrepancies to your academic advisor.

 

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