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Office of the Registrar
Phone: 209.946.2135
registrar@pacific.edu
Knoles Hall, 1st Floor
Mailing Address:
University of the Pacific
Office of the Registrar
3601 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA 95211

CAPP Glossary of Terms

  • Area:
    An area represents each major component of a degree program, such as GE requirements, major requirements or electives.
  • Attribute:
    An attribute identifies specific characteristics of a course or student that can be used in Degree Evaluation. (i.e., General education course attribute) To see courses in a selected term that are associated with an attribute AND a selected subject you can do a search by Attribute type on insidePacific Class Schedule.
  • CAPP Degree Evaluation:
    Acronym for the Banner Curriculum, Advising and Program Planning software (Degree Evaluation). CAPP Degree Evaluation helps you track a student's progress towards a degree, certificate, or general education.
  • Catalog Term:
    This term reflects the year of the catalog in which a student bases the requirements of their degree on.
  • Compliance Process:
    The process by which you check a student's progress toward a degree, certificate, or general education. When you run the Degree Evaluation process, CAPP Degree Evaluation checks course work against degree requirements and generates a report. The report details whether or not the student has completed the requirements of the program and why.
  • 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 Pacific are what constitute the curriculum. These include such basics as level, degree, major, and concentration.
  • Evaluation Term:
    The term for which the Degree Evaluation was generated.
  • In Progress:
    Courses a student has enrolled in that have not yet been graded and entered into academic history. Includes current and future term enrollment. Will be shown as an ‘R’ in the detailed report.
  • Met:
    Indicates requirements for a program, area or group have been satisfied.
  • Not Met:
    Indicates requirements for a program, area or group have not been satisfied. If the student has transfer work that has not been equated to Pacific courses, the department advisor will need to determine if the area has been met and submit a Degree Requirement Adjustment / Transfer Credit Form to the Office of the Registrar.
  • Overall GPA:
    Current grade point average for ALL courses taken at Pacific.
  • Program:
    A program is always the goal that a student is aiming for (Bachelor of Arts Degree in The College)
  • Rejected:
    Courses that could not be used in the Degree Evaluation. Generally contains courses with the grades W, N, NG, I, and F. Transfer courses that have not been equated to a Pacific course may be rejected also. A listing of rejected courses can be viewed in the Additional Information report.
  • Requirements:
    The detailed specifics of what the program, area or group requires. Requirements can be things such as the specific grades allowed, maximum number of courses, and minimum GPA's.


    Program Requirements = General Degree Requirements
    Example:
    124 hours to graduation
    32 hours of last 40 at Pacific
    2.00 minimum GPA
    Detailed Requirements (Areas) = Course Requirements
    Example:
    BUSI 110
    ENGL 025
  • Result as of:
    The date the Degree Evaluation was generated.
  • Rule:
    A rule is used to handle more complicated requirements.
  • Used:
    Indicates the number of credit hours used for the Degree Evaluation. Includes in-progress courses.
  • Unused:
    Indicates the number of credit hours not used for the Degree Evaluation. Courses not used will fall under rejected courses.