Academics

Full Time Enrollment Requirement

To be eligible for practice, competition and financial aid, you must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters. If you need fewer than 12 credit hours to graduate, you may enroll in only these final hours and still be eligible for practice, competition, and financial.

 

Graduate students must be enrolled in 6 hours of graduate study classes to be eligible for practice, competition and financial aid

 

Progress Toward Degree Requirements

To maintain your eligibility, you must:

1) To be eligible to represent an institution in intercollegiate athletics competition, a student-athlete must earn 9 semester hours of academic credit the preceding regular academic term in which the student-athlete has been enrolled full time at any collegiate institution.

2) To be eligible to represent an institution in intercollegiate athletics competition, a student-athlete must complete at least 18 semester credits since the beginning of the previous fall term or since the beginning of the certifying institution’s preceding regular two semesters. Summer school credits earned may not be used to satisfy this requirement.


3) To be eligible to represent an institution in intercollegiate athletics competition, a student-athlete must earn 24-semester hours of academic credit during any year in which the student-athlete is enrolled full time in at least one academic term. Summer school credit hours earned may be used to fulfill this requirement. A student-athlete may satisfy this requirement based on the student-athlete earing:

  1. 24-semester hours since the beginning of the previous fall term
  2. 24-semester hours since the beginning of the certifying institution’s preceding regular 2 semesters; or
  3. 48-semester hours during the first 2 years of collegiate enrollment

 

4) To be eligible to represent an institution in intercollegiate athletics competition, a student athlete must achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 prior to each fall term.

5) A student-athlete shall designate a program of studies leading toward a specific baccalaureate degree at the certifying institution by the beginning of the 3rd year of enrollment and thereafter shall make progress toward that specific degree.

 

Good Academic Standing Requirement

 

To be eligible to represent an institution in intercollegiate athletics competition, a student-athlete must be in Good Academic Standing at their institution. Per Lake Erie College standards, all student-athletes must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA.  Once a student-athlete falls below a 2.0 cumulative GPA, the student-athlete will be placed on academic probation and will not be eligible to compete in athletics during that semester. Also if a student-athlete has 3 semesters in a row with a semester GPA below a 2.0, even though their cumulative GPA is above a 2.0, they will be placed on academic probation and will not be eligible to compete in athletics during that semester.