Capella University policies apply to all Capella learners.
Learners are responsible for understanding and following the most current version of all Capella University policies.
Applicants to Capella University must meet the program-specific admission requirements outlined on this policy and its procedures. The process for application, admission review and evaluation, and other related admission topics are also outlined within the procedures.
For more information, visit the Admission Components page.
Course Registration provides directions, guidelines,
responsibilities, and accountabilities associated with course
registration-related activities. This policy and its procedures also
support enrollment status and participation requirements.
Learners may be separated from Capella University through discontinuation, administrative withdrawal, suspension, or dismissal. Separations may result from learner choice, administrative reasons, or violations of university policy. The specific procedures and conditions for separation are described in each relevant policy, as referenced in the procedure section of this policy.
Capella University requires all learners to maintain good academic standing. This policy outlines the standards and procedures for maintaining and evaluating academic standing.
Federal regulations require that all learners who receive financial
aid maintain financial aid satisfactory academic progress (FASAP).
This policy outlines the requirements and procedures for evaluating
financial aid eligibility based on FASAP and the total number of
attempted credits or program points
Grades or competency evaluations are awarded for all courses taken at Capella University. As a competency-based educational institution, Capella University expects the grade to reflect the degree to which the learner has demonstrated the specific competencies taught and assessed within a course. This policy and its procedures outline the grading scheme used for the evaluation of competencies.
Capella University recognizes relevant external learning that may be acceptable for credit toward a Capella degree or certificate program, including academic credit earned at other accredited institutions, credit based on nationally recognized examination programs, and credit based on prior learning. This policy outlines the standards and processes for the evaluation of transfer credit and credit for prior learning.
Capella University strives to provide learners with a positive, collaborative, and healthy approach to solving grievances with faculty, staff, and administration members. The purpose of this policy is to define the process for the internal resolution of problems, complaints, and grievances at Capella University.
The purpose of the Tuition and Fees policy is to name those groups or individuals within the university who have the authority to determine tuition and fees and the manner in which they are charged for courses, residencies, admission, transcripts, prior learning assessment petition review, and graduation. Tuition and fees are listed in the tuition and fees schedule published in Capella’s University Catalog and on the university website.
The purpose of the Tuition and Fee Refunds policy is to clearly state how and when tuition refunds are granted.
See the full list of Capella University Policies below.
- 1.01.01 Mission Statement and Educational Philosophy PDF
- 1.01.02 University Governance PDF
- 1.01.04 Development and Compliance PDF
- 1.01.05 Policy Exceptions PDF
- 1.01.08 Course Numbering PDF
- 1.01.09 Diversity and Inclusion Statement PDF
- 1.01.10 Academic Freedom PDF
Enrollment and Registration
- 2.02.01 Academic Year PDF
- 2.02.02 Course Registration PDF
- 2.02.03 Concurrent Program Enrollments PDF
- 2.02.07 Changing Academic Program PDF
- 2.02.08 Leave of Absence PDF
- 2.02.10 Separation from the University PDF
- 2.02.11 Background Checks PDF
- 2.02.12 Military Leave PDF
- 3.01.01 Academic Integrity and Honesty PDF
- 3.01.03 Academic Recognition PDF
- 3.01.04 Academic Standing PDF
- 3.01.05 Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress PDF
- 3.01.08 Academic Degree and Certificate Requirements PDF
- 3.01.09 Degree and Certificate Conferral PDF
- 3.01.10 Doctoral Learners PDF
- 3.02.01 Program and Course Development PDF
- 3.02.05 Non-Credit Continuing Education Offerings PDF
- 3.02.06 Academic Quality and Effectiveness PDF
- 3.03.01 Human Research Protections PDF
- 3.03.02 Publication of Dissertations PDF
- 3.03.03 Use of Confidential Information PDF
- 3.03.04 Intellectual Property, Curriculum PDF
- 3.03.05 Conflict of Interest in Research PDF
- 3.03.06 Research Misconduct PDF
Assessment, Credits, Grading
- 3.04.01 Academic Readiness PDF
- 3.04.04 Application of Capella Credits PDF
- 3.04.05 Attendance at Residencies PDF
- 3.04.06 Access to Learning Resources PDF
- 3.04.07 Grading PDF
- 3.04.08 Incomplete Grades PDF
- 3.04.09 Appealing a Grade PDF
- 3.04.11 Transfer Credit and Credit for Prior Learning PDF
Records and Documents
- 4.01.01 FERPA and Learner Directory Information PDF
- 4.01.02 Retention of Learner Records and Work Products PDF
- 4.01.04 University Catalog PDF
- 4.01.05 Posthumous Recognition PDF
- 4.01.06 Official Learner Name of Record PDF
- 4.01.07 Honorary Degrees PDF
Rights and Responsibilities
- 4.02.01 Learner Disability Accommodations PDF
- 4.02.02 Learner Code of Conduct PDF
- 4.02.03 Learner Grievance PDF
- 4.02.04 Discrimination, Harassment, and Assault PDF
- 4.02.05 Drugs and Alcohol PDF
- 4.02.09 Sexual Harassment PDF
Tuition and Fees
- 4.04.01 Interlibrary Loan PDF
- 4.04.02 Licensure PDF
- 4.04.03 Honor Societies and Professional Organizations PDF