The Banner/CAPP system is the electronic degree audit system that is used to verify degree progress and to ascertain graduation standing.
CAPP stands for “Curriculum, Advising, and Program Planning.” CAPP is a very useful tool for all program directors to aid them at any time in assessing student progress. The steps to reach the CAPP advisement tool are as follows:
Some program directors will be directly involved in the clearing of their students for graduation – both at the initial graduation application stage and at the end of the semester to ensure that students have indeed completed all requirements for graduation. The initial review stage (about a month into the semester, shortly after the deadline for students to apply to graduate) is referred to as “pre-certification” or “pre-certs” for short, while the end of the semester review (after grades have been released) is referred to as the “post-certification” process, or “postcerts” for short. Both reviews are critical in order to appraise students’ readiness and/or clearance to graduate.
At the time of the pre-cert process you (or your respective advising office) will be declaring that a student either has your tentative approval to graduate or does not. In the case of approving a student for graduation, you will be able to set forth stipulations (using a text box on the pre-cert screen) governing what things must be done by the student in order to graduate, i.e. must pass all courses with a “B” or above, must complete thesis, must have Incompletes changed to letter grades, etc. Occasionally you may have situations where a student completed all of his or her requirements to graduate during the previous semester; in this case you would state that the student is “all clear.”
At the time of post-certification, another review of your students’ records must be performed in order to ensure that they have satisfied all requirements for graduation. Post-certification occurs after grades have been posted for the semester, which is usually by the Wednesday following finals week. Post-certification must be completed in a timely manner in order to award degrees. If a student has not completed all stipulations at the time of post-certs, then you will need to deny them. Students in this situation can then reapply to graduate the next semester.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Programs
Chapter 3: Duties
Chapter 4: Theses
Chapter 5: Recruitment
Chpater 6: Admissions
Chapter 7: Tuition
Chapter 8: Assistantships
Chapter 9: Advising
Chapter 10: Faculty
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