Curriculum Advising and Program Planning (CAPP) degree evaluation is an advising tool used by both students and advisors to compare course work with degree requirements. CAPP can be used to check your progress in a declared major or to see how your experience fits into a proposed major. The CAPP degree evaluation will show your CNU courses, transfer credits and courses in progress. You can begin a degree evaluation, view results and print evaluation reports on CNU Live which is accessed through CNU Connect on the CNU website.

Applying for Graduation 
  • File an Intent to Graduate form when you have earned 75 credit hours
  • Review your degree evaluation report on CNU Live to make sure that you stay on track
  • Make sure you are familiar with the graduation requirements set forth in the Undergraduate Catalog
  • In the spring semester of your graduation year, update your intent to participate in the Commencement ceremony
  • Familiarize yourself with the Participation in Commencement policy
Instructions to Request a Degree Evaluation
Students can log into CNU Live to request, view and print degree evaluations for any degree program available in CAPP. Programming and the encoding of requirements will be under constant review and revision. If classes do not appear on your degree evaluation or do not appear where you expect them, please contact your faculty advisor or department for clarification.

Exceptions to Curriculum Requirements
If your academic department chair has authorized a course substitution or waiver to your major or minor, the completed form must be received by the Office of the Registrar upon registration for the course. Please discuss substitutions with you academic advisor. Once a substitution has been processed, you can confirm the update to your degree evaluation via your online self-service student account via CNU Live.

You may petition the Undergraduate Degrees Committee for exemptions from your general education, liberal learning, writing intensive and/or degree studies catalog requirements, and/or for changes to your catalog year by submitting a signed Exemption from Catalog Requirements form to the Office of the Registrar.  Completed petitions require a written personal statement providing evidence and/or documentation supporting your request for the exception. Contact our office to check for the next scheduled meeting dates and verify deadlines to submit petitions.

Important Reminders
  • CAPP degree evaluations are NOT official. Undergraduate students need final approval for graduation from the student's department and the Registrar's Office. Graduate students need final approval for graduation from the student's department and the Graduate School.
  • CAPP degree evaluation does not take the place of regular academic advising.
  • Not all degree programs have been set up in CAPP.
  • CAPP can only be used for catalog years beginning Fall 2002 or later for undergraduate programs, and for catalog years beginning Fall 2007 or later for graduate programs.
  • CNU credit is not awarded for nontransferable courses, including transfer courses in which the student earned a grade below a C. These courses will not show up in the degree evaluation reports. Questions regarding transfer evaluation should be directed to Bonnie Tracey, assistant registrar for transfer affairs.
  • Undeclared majors and pre-majors must use the "What-If Analysis" on sought degree programs.
Last Name: A-K
Last Name: L-Z
Annette Blanks Nettie Young
Degree Analyst Degree Analyst
(757) 594-7295 (757) 594-7157
wblanks@cnu.edu
nyoung@cnu.edu
Curriculum Advising and Program Planning (CAPP) degree evaluation is an advising tool used by both students and advisors to compare course work with degree requirements. CAPP can be used to check your progress in a declared major or to see how your experience fits into a proposed major. The CAPP degree evaluation will show your CNU courses, transfer credits and courses in progress. You can begin a degree evaluation, view results and print evaluation reports on CNU Live which is accessed through CNU Connect on the CNU website.

Instructions to Request a Degree Evaluation
Authorized faculty advisors and department chairs can log into CNU Live to request, view and print degree evaluations for any degree program available in CAPP.

Exceptions to Curriculum Requirements

ANY deviation from a student's major or minor catalog program requirements must be authorized in writing by the academic department chair. Substitutions or waivers must be on file with the Office of the Registrar upon registration for the course. Once a substitution has been processed students can confirm the update to their degree evaluation via the online self-service student account on CNU Live.

Students may petition the Undergraduate Degrees Committee for exemptions from your general education, liberal learning, writing intensive and/or degree studies catalog requirements, and/or for changes to their catalog year by submitting a signed Exemption from Catalog Requirements form to the Office of the Registrar. Contact our office to check for the next scheduled meeting dates and verify deadlines to submit petitions.

Important Reminders

  • CAPP degree evaluations are NOT official. Undergraduate students need final approval for graduation from the student's department and the Registrar's Office. Graduate students need final approval for graduation from the student's department and the Graduate School.
  • CAPP degree evaluation does not take the place of regular academic advising.
  • Not all degree programs have been set up in CAPP.
  • CAPP can only be used for catalog years beginning Fall 2002 or later for undergraduate programs, and for catalog years beginning Fall 2007 or later for graduate programs.
  • CNU credit is not awarded for nontransferable courses, including transfer courses in which the student earned a grade below a C. These courses will not show up in the degree evaluation reports. Questions regarding transfer evaluation should be directed to Bonnie Tracey, assistant registrar for transfer affairs.
  • Undeclared majors and pre-majors must use the "What-If Analysis" on sought degree programs.
Last Name: A-K
Last Name: L-Z
Annette Blanks Nettie Young
Degree Analyst Degree Analyst
(757) 594-7295 (757) 594-7157
wblanks@cnu.edu
nyoung@cnu.edu

CAPP Glossary of Terms:  

Area:

An area represents each major component of a degree program, such as GER requirements or electives.

Attribute:

An attribute identifies specific characteristics of courses and students that can be used in degree evaluation (HUMN and AIWT are examples of GER course attributes).

CAPP:

Acronym for the Curriculum, Advising and Program Planning software (degree evaluation). CAPP tracks a student's progress toward a degree.

Catalog Term:

When using "What-If Analysis" the catalog term appears on the degree evaluation and is the same as "Entry Term."

Connectors:

"And," "or" and "none" are the three types of connectors used in CAPP degree evaluation. These connectors are used when defining detail requirements for programs and areas. They allow combinations such as the number of credits and/or courses required.

Curriculum:

The programs offered at Christopher Newport University are what constitute the curriculum. These include such basics as level, degree, major and minor.

Degree Evaluation:

The process of running an evaluation via CNU Live. Checks coursework against degree requirements and generates a report.

Entry Term:

Fall semester of the catalog year against which the requirements will be evaluated.

Evaluation Process:

The process that checks progress toward a degree. When the evaluation process is run, CAPP checks course work against requirements and generates a report. The report details whether or not the student has completed the requirements of the program.

Evaluation Term:

Anticipated term of graduation.

Exception:

An exception reflects any changes, such as waivers or substitutions, applied to the student's academic program by the academic department. This allows CAPP to individualize the student's specific degree program.

In Progress:

Courses a student has enrolled in that have not yet been graded and entered into academic history, which will be shown as source code "R" in the report. This report assumes the student will satisfactorily complete the courses for which he/she is currently registered and that none of the courses are duplicates or exceed the maximum allowed toward degree requirements.

Met:

Indicates requirements for a program or area have been satisfied.

Not Met:

Indicates requirements for a program or area have not been satisfied.

Overall GPA:

Current grade point average for all courses taken at CNU.

Program:

A program is the degree toward which a student is working.

Requirements:

The detailed specifics of what the program or area requires. Requirements can include the specific grades allowed, maximum number of courses and minimum GPAs. The general education requirements, major and other university requirements are broken down into specific pieces known as area requirements. Each area requirement is independent and must be satisfactorily completed. The requirements are not completely satisfied if any individual area requirement is deficient and is marked “Not Met.”

Result as of:

The date the degree evaluation was generated.

Rule:

A rule is used to handle complicated requirements such as:
Selecting three courses from a list of 10 courses;
Selecting one course from a list of possible courses;
Selecting one course each from three of five lists.

Source Code:

The source code on the output report indicates where the course information is derived from: E - Exam, H - Academic History, R - Registered in future or in-progress, P - Planned, T - Transfer, Z - Student Attribute

Used:

Indicates the number of credits/courses used for the degree evaluation. Includes in-progress courses.