Center for Academic Advising and Retention Services
Collegiate Assessment of Academic proficiency (CAAP)
The CAAP Exam: If you have completed 44 credit hours it's time to take the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) exam. (Plus, it's a graduation requirement!) Register for the exam as you would any course. Choose a section of the exam from the list in the schedule of classes.
Call us here at the Advising Center if you have a question, (256) 765-4722. CAAP exams will be given in Stevens Hall, Room 422 – enter from the 3rd level breezeway.
Frequently asked questions about CAAP
1. What is the CAAP Exam and am I required to take it?
CAAP stands for the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency. UNA uses the CAAP Exam results to assess skills acquired in General Education course areas. This assessment information is important in the accreditation and re-accreditation process for the university as a whole and also for individual degree programs. All traditionally-enrolled students must complete the CAAP Exam as part of the graduation requirements for a bachelor’s degree.
2. When do I need to take CAAP?
Students should schedule and take the CAAP Exam when they have between 44—70 hours, meaning that a student should take the exam as a second semester sophomore or a rising junior. The following courses should be completed before registering for the CAAP Exam:
- English 111 and English 112
- Math 110 or Math 112 or higher level math course as appropriate
- At least one semester of the laboratory science requirement
- At least one semester of the history requirement
3. How do I register for the exam?
Exam offerings are listed in the Schedule of Classes each semester like any course offering. Look for CAP 299. The exam is offered on 4 different dates each spring and fall semester. Choose a time that will not conflict with other classes in your schedule. Register for the chosen time the same as any other course but note the one-time date to attend for the exam. The CAAP Exam is not offered during the summer.
No. The CAAP Exam is an assessment and scores are reported as percentile rankings. Your score will be noted on your permanent academic transcript. Show your Lion Pride and do your best—for yourself and for UNA!