Academic Probation

A student will be placed on academic probation if any one of the following conditions occurs:

1. His/her grade point average falls below 1.50 in any semester.

2. His/her cumulative grade point average fails to meet the minimum for his/her class
(freshman, 1.75; sophomore, 1.90; junior, 2.00; and senior, 2.00);

3. She/he is administratively withdrawn for non-attendance from two courses taken
in a single or separate semester(s).

4. He/she fails to earn a grade of 'C' or better (not counting the second semester of a foreign language) in or drops a Core proficiency course twice.

5. He/she fails to earn a grade of 'C' or better in or drops at least one Core developmental course.

A student on probation for the first time will have the following restrictions and obligations:

  • Limit credit hours attempted to a maximum of 15 credits for the semester;
  • Prohibition from holding an officer or representative position in student government;
  • Prohibition from serving as a captain, co-captain or any leadership position in any academic, athletic, social or co-curricular team/organization
  • Required attendance at two student success workshops during the probationary semester
  • Development of an academic improvement plan/strategy with the student's academic advisor(s).

A student on probation for the second consecutive semester will have the following
additional restrictions on activities:

  • If a second-semester probationary student is part of a group representing Lyon College off-campus in any way (athletics, band, co-curricular activities, etc.) the student is barred from traveling for competitions, performances, excursions or events outside of Independence County with a team or group for the duration of the probationary period.

The status of a student on probation will be reconsidered after each semester. At that point,
the student will experience one of the following:

1. Removal from probation if he/she meets all conditions for good standing (see 2 above) and if any dropped or unsuccessfully completed Core developmental or proficiency course is completed with a grade of “C” or better (see 4 and 5 above).


2. Continuance of probation for a total of up to two semesters if his/her semester grade point average meets the minimum for his/her class while his/her cumulative grade point average remains below the minimum and if any dropped or unsuccessfully completed Core developmental or proficiency course is completed with a grade of “C” or better (see 4 and 5 above)


3. Suspension if he/she meets neither of the above two conditions.