CAPP Information for Students

What is CAPP?

CAPP (Curriculum Advising and Program Planning) is a degree evaluation system designed to help you and your advisor determine what courses are needed to fulfill the requirements of your degree program.

Why is a Degree Evaluation Important?

The generated report from a CAPP evaluation will capture all the courses you have taken at Fisher, well as any accepted transfer courses, substitutions or waivers. If you believe you have a substitution or waiver that is not on your record, contact the appropriate office.

You, as the student, are solely responsible for knowing and fulfilling your graduation requirements. By knowing what your requirements are, and making sure that you meet these requirements, you can track your progress to graduation.

Running a Degree Evaluation

  • Log in to Fish 'R' Net
  • Enter your ID and Pin #
  • Select Student Services and Financial Aid
  • Select Student Records
  • Select Degree Evaluation
  • Select the current term and submit
  • Verify your program information
  • Generate new evaluation
  • Click the radio button next to your program and click Generate Request

Generating a "What-If" Analysis

  • Log in to Fish 'R' Net
  • Enter your ID and Pin #
  • Select Student Services and Financial Aid
  • Select Student Records
  • Select Degree Evaluation
  • Select the term for the catalog you will be following and submit
  • Select "What-If" Analysis on the bottom of the page
  • You must select an Entry Term. Note: This is the catalog you are following (i.e., if you are following the 2007-2008 catalog, select fall 2007.
  • Click Continue
  • Select the appropriate program and click Continue
  • Select the entry that appears in the First Major drop-down box
  • Click Add More if you wish to enter a minor or concentration
  • Click Generate Request
  • Choose your desired display
  • Click Submit
  • View or print the evaluation

CAPP Terms for Students

Area: Major components of a degree program (i.e. BS-Core Requirements, BS-MGMT-MKT, Economics Minor, General Electives, etc.)

Attribute: Identifiers attached to a course to explain how the course will count towards requirements (i.e. LC-Learning Community, YLIB-Liberal Arts, ENWR-English Writing, etc.)

Catalog Term: The catalog you are following (in most cases, it is the term you entered the College; i.e. if you entered in spring, your catalog will be from the previous fall semester).

Connectors: "And", "Or" and "None" are the three types of connectors used in CAPP Degree Evaluation.

Core: 15 courses which must be successfully completed to graduate from Fisher.

Degree Evaluation: The result of running a compliance (also known as a degree audit).

Entry Term: The term that requirements are evaluated against (in most cases, the catalog term you are following)

Expected Graduation Term: Calculated date of expected graduation (does not always accurately reflect the actual planned date of graduation)

In progress: Courses that you are registered for but which have not yet been graded. These courses will have a grade of "R" in the right hand column labeled "Source." CAPP is effectively giving credit for the course even though a passing grade has not yet been achieved. Be sure to check again after grades are posted to be certain you have passed the course.

Met: Indicates that the requirement for the area, program, minor, etc have been met.

Not Met: Indicates that the requirements for the program, area, minor etc. have not been met. If you believe you have satisfied the requirement and "Not Met" is displaying, check with your advisor or the Registrar's Office to determine if you have an outstanding substitution/waiver form that has not been completed or if you have outstanding transfer credit that has not been evaluated or posted.

Result Of: Date the degree audit was processed

Used: Credits, courses etc. used in calculating the degree evaluation

Unused: Credits, courses etc.  not used in the degree evaluation

What-If Analysis: A "What-if" analysis will allow you to determine how your coursework matches the requirements in a different degree program. For example, you are a History major and are considering a change to American Studies. The "What-if" compares the coursework against the American Studies requirements and produces a new evaluation listing the coursework that would be required to complete the new program.

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