Athletic Eligibility

To participate in intercollegiate athletics, a student must:

1.      be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours at Lyon College,

2.      have a cumulative Lyon College GPA of at least 2.000,

3.      have passed at least two-thirds of credit hours attempted at Lyon College during the previous two full-time semesters (at least one fall & one spring semester) at Lyon College, inclusive of any summer classes taken during the previous academic year of attendance at Lyon College (note that grades of F, W, AW, I, FL, WP, and WF do not count as passing, and see Academic Terms on page 13 for the definition of an academic year that includes fall, spring, and summer terms).

Criterion 2 and 3 do not apply to first-time or transfer students who have not yet completed at least one fall and one spring semester at Lyon College. See Categories of Entrance to Lyon College on page 302 for definitions of student types.

A student may compete while enrolled less than full-time provided the student is enrolled in the final semester of the baccalaureate program and the College certifies that the student is carrying (for credit) the courses necessary to complete degree requirements.

The GPA used in eligibility determination of FTFT and transfers will be calculated after two full-time semesters (at least one fall & one spring semester) at Lyon College. The GPA used in eligibility determination for returning students who have completed two full-time semesters or more of attendance at Lyon College will be calculated at the end of each academic term (semester). 

Once the certification of eligibility decision has been made, a student must be eligible or cease all participation in intercollegiate athletics competitions until the next subsequent certification period. A student becomes immediately ineligible during a semester if he or she drops below 12 enrolled credit hours.

A student-athlete deemed ineligible may practice but by NCAA rules the student will be charged a season of competition if they practice on/after the first competition date in their sport.