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CAPP - Degree Audit

CAPP (Curriculum, Advising, and Program Planning) is the online degree audit system for undergraduate and graduate programs at LMU. Accessed through PROWL, CAPP is the record of progress toward the student's declared academic program(s). CAPP evaluates coursework toward the degree and presumes successful completion of all currently registered courses.

CAPP is designed to include all of the student's coursework such as:

  • Advanced Placement (AP) or IB (International Baccalaureate) credit
  • Transferred courses taken at other accredited and LMU-approved institutions
  • LMU courses which are graded, in-progress, or registered in for an upcoming semester

IMPORTANT: a student will not be allowed to graduate if CAPP shows Missing Requirements at the time of graduation. It is the student's sole responsibility to ensure that CAPP accurately reflects, through CAPP Exceptions if necessary, the status of degree requirements. If there are discrepancies, work with your advisor and/or Dean's Office to clear up any issues.

How To Use CAPP

All academic requirements for the student’s degree program are listed by Area on CAPP. Area requirements, e.g., Core Curriculum, Core Curriculum New Flags, Major, Concentration, Upper Div Req, are shown as MET or NOT MET. The individual courses/conditions are shows with a Yes/No as to whether it has been met.

If an Area is evaluated as NOT MET, the student must complete the requirements listed under the Area, the most common condition being that a course has not been taken yet.

If an Area is evaluated as MET, the student has completed the requirements for that particular area.

** A student is a candidate for a degree when all Areas and the Program Evaluation show as MET. A student whose CAPP shows one or more Area(s) as NOT MET is not a candidate for a degree and will not graduate until all show MET. **

Any variance with an Area's requirements requires that a CAPP Adjustment be requested for the exception, and that the student obtain the required signatures and submit the form to his/her Dean's Office for Associate Dean approval. If accepted, the exception will be shown on CAPP.

CAPP Format

CAPP audits the courses according to the groups and will tell you the result of the overall area (Met or Not Met) as well as printing a Yes or No to the individual requirements in each of the areas. 

  • The first section is Program Notes
  •  The second section is Program Evaluation
  • The third is University Core

Official Use

The Office of the Registrar uses CAPP to certify students for graduation and all areas in CAPP must show met before the student may graduate. CAPP areas include not only core, major, and minor requirements, but also the required amount of upper division hours and the total number of hours necessary to complete a degree.

Students should review CAPP regularly to make sure that courses are listed in the correct areas. CAPP may be adjusted by the student to allow for course substitutions, waived requirements, or any other variances in the program of study. Students must submit an approved Petition for CAPP Adjustments from the Dean’s Office to the Office of the Registrar.