Individual Career and Academic Planning (ICAP)
The term ICAP refers to both a process that helps students engage in academic and career development activities and a product that is created and maintained for students’ academic, career and personal advancement.
According to the Oklahoma State Department of Education website, ICAP is a student-driven, ongoing process that actively engages students, enabling them to:
- Understand their own interests, strengths, values and learning styles
- Create a vision of their future
- Develop individual goals
- Prepare a personal plan for achieving their vision and goals
To learn more about ICAP visit the Oklahoma State Department of Education’s College and Career Readiness website okedge.com.
Leverage your ICAP Plan for a Seamless Transition to OU
At OU, we believe that the Individual Career Academic Planning (ICAP) process can be a fantastic opportunity to leverage your career development plan to find your right major!
Below are a few ways ICAP can help you in your on-boarding and advising process.
Use ICAP to Find the Right Major
Utilize OU Resources
OU offers over 170 majors sure to fit your individual interests and passions! You can use our major exploration resources to help you narrow down your options.
- Use your personal interest survey results via your ICAP plan to find your perfect match using Holland Interest Themes and our Majors by Holland Interest Theme chart.
- Use your Career Clusters Survey results via your ICAP plan to connect to our OU Career Clusters and Pathways Majors Map.
- Document your top academic majors to compare and review using our Degree Comparison and Major Investigation activities.
Use ICAP to Build a Personalized Strategy
Need help deciding on a major that fits your interests, skills and career goals? Using our interest assessment tests and expert knowledge of OU majors and careers, our Major Exploration Coaches will help you discover your options and decide on an academic major. Finding and declaring a major should be a thoughtful process and we offer a variety of free resources to help. Connect with a Major Exploration Coach here.
The annual Majors/Minors Fair is your opportunity to visit with representatives from every major and minor program at OU. With over 170 different degree options, this event will help you know what is out there, and learn which major and minor best suits you. This event occurs each year in February, and we love to invite Oklahoma K-12 educators and Oklahoma high school students to attend! Find out more about attending our Annual Majors & Minors Fair here.
Missing an ICAP Plan?
No worries! We encourage you to share our SuperStrong® assessment with your students. The SuperStrong helps students identify their interests and extends their understanding of how interests can support academic and career success with up-to-date data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and Occupational Information Network (O*NET)
Do you have questions about any of the resources that are on this page? We'd love to help. Feel free to contact us via email at email@example.com or via phone at (405) 325-1684.