Office of the Registrar

Degree Progress Evaluation

The Curriculum Advising and Program Planning (CAPP) degree evaluation is an advising tool used by both students and advisors to compare course work against catalog requirements. The CNU Live degree evaluation can be used to check your progress in a declared major or to see how your experience fits into a proposed major. The 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 Review a CNU Live Degree Evaluation

  1. Go to the CNU home page
  2. Click on the CNU Connect link
  3. Enter your Username and Password
  4. Click on the CNU Live link
  5. Click on Student Services & Financial Aid
  6. Click on Student Records
  7. Click on Degree Evaluation
  8. Select the current term, then click Submit
  9. Verify that your student information is correct
  10. Click What-if Analysis to create a new degree evaluation
  11. Select your Entry Term (Catalog Year) and click Continue
  12. Select your intended Program, and then click Continue
  13. Select the First Major (drop-down menu will display Major with corresponding department)
  14. Click Add More to add a Concentration/Minor or Second Major. Otherwise click Submit
  15. Review the information on the screen for accuracy. If incorrect use the browser’s “Back” button to return to appropriate page for corrections
  16. Leave the Evaluation Term in the default setting and click Generate Request to review the degree evaluation
  17. Leave the Detail Requirements as the default Display Option and click Submit
  18. You may now review your CNU Live degree evaluation

Applying for Graduation

  • At the completion of 75 earned credit hours, submit an Intent to Graduate form
  • Review your CNU Live degree evaluation to ensure you are on track to graduate in your intended semester
  • Ensure you are familiar with both the University and departmental requirements as outlined in the Undergraduate Catalog
  • Meet with your academic advisor and review both your CNU Live degree evaluation and transcript
  • Familiarize yourself with the Participation in Commencement policy

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.

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 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, Director of Transfer Enrollment.

  • Area: An area represents each component of a degree program. LLF, major and non-program electives are examples of areas.
  • Attribute: An attribute identifies specific characteristics of courses and students that can be used in the degree evaluation (LLF and AICE are examples of Liberal Learning Curriculum course attributes).
  • CAPP: Acronym for the Curriculum, Advising and Program Planning software (degree evaluation). Tracks a student’s progress toward degree completion.
  • 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 the 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.
  • Credits: Indicates the number of credits; lists the requirement and the actual credits used.
  • 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 catalog 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 degree completion. When the evaluation process is run, CAPP checks course work against catalog 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.
  • In Progress: Indicates the number of hours in progress or registered for a future term.
  • Last Number Institutional Required/Out of Last Earned: Indicates a minimum of 30 of the last 36 hours must be taken in residence.
  • Met: (Yes or No) indicates whether the requirement has been fulfilled.
  • Not Met: Indicates requirements for a program or area have not been satisfied.
  • Overall GPA: Indicates overall GPA of student.
  • Program: A program is the degree toward which a student is working.
  • Required Institutional: Indicates the minimum credit hours completed in residence as a degree-seeking student.
  • Requirements: The detailed specifics of what the program or area require. Requirements can include the specific grades allowed, maximum number of courses and minimum GPAs. Each area requirement is independent and must be satisfactorily completed.
  • 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 or selecting one course each from three of five lists.
  • Source: The degree evaluation 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
  • Total Required: Indicates the total academic semester hours required for graduation.
  • Transfer: Indicates the total number of transfer hours used.
  • Used: Indicates the number of credits/courses used for the degree evaluation. Includes in-progress courses.
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