Western Kentucky University

iCAP

Questions and Answers

What is iCAP?

iCAP is an acronym for Interactive Curriculum and Academic Progress. Students can obtain personalized, interactive audits displaying progress toward a selected degree. An audit shows all requirements needed to fulfill a major, minor, or concentration and displays which transfer and WKU courses have been used to satisfy those requirements. Students can run “What-If” audits to compare their coursework against other majors and minors.

How does iCAP work?

iCAP filters all courses (in-progress, completed, and transferred) through degree, major, minor, and concentration requirements. Courses that do not fulfill degree requirements or are not articulated to a course needed for a requirement fall to “General Electives.”

Should students still see an advisor?

iCAP does not replace academic advisors. Advisors will use the iCAP audit as an advising tool; however, students are urged to take a copy of the audit to their advisor. An advisor can answer questions a student may have concerning courses, waivers, and exceptions. Also, advisors must lift advising holds so students may register for classes.

What should a student do if he or she believes iCAP is not applying a course(s) correctly?

Students should see their advisor if they feel a course should count toward their major, minor, or concentration. Transfer courses that do not have an equivalency with a WKU course will fall into the “General Electives ” area of the audit. Advisors or departments may require a course description of the transferred course(s) before the courses are allowed to count toward the degree.

 Who can use iCAP?

When a student is admitted to WKU, the student (except a student pursuing an AIS degree, a student pursuing a second degree or a student with an active degree program on file in the Office of the Registrar) may run an iCAP (interactive curriculum and academic progress) report to show degree requirements for his or her declared program of study. iCAP will monitor degree and university requirements until a degree is awarded. Students who are not eligible to use iCAP will file a paper degree program, after consulting with their advisor.

 Last Modified 7/23/13