Loyola University Chicago

Athlete Advising

Student Academic Services

Sport Eligibility

NCAA Requirements

Full time enrollment
You must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours each semester in order to participate in either practice or competition. Furthermore, Loyola University Athletic Department's policy requires that all scholarship athletes register for and maintain at least 15 credit hours every semester unless the athlete has less than 15 hours to graduate. While this rule is not mandatory for non-scholarship athletes it is strongly suggested that they follow it to avoid potential eligibility problems

Declaring a major
All athletes must declare their major by the beginning of their third year of enrollment.

Cumulative Grade Point Average requirement
NCAA requires that a student athlete be in good academic standing in order to participate in athletics. For Loyola University, this means that a student must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 at the end of each semester.

Progress towards a degree
The NCAA requires that athletes meet certain milestones towards their degree program at various intervals throughout their collegiate career.  In order to ensure that Loyola student athletes are meeting these milestones the Office of Athlete Advising and Support Services requires that student athletes have their degree program audited at least once a year.

6 Hour Rule
All students must pass a minimum 6 semester hours in the previous full-time regular academic term in order to be eligible for the subsequent academic term.

18 Hour Rule
You must earn 18 credit hours in a year not including summer school in order to be eligible.

24 Hour Rule
You must complete 24 semester hours of credit before the start of your second year of enrollment.

Freshmen Eligibility Rule
Freshmen must meet NCAA initial eligibility academic & amateurism requirements as certified by the Eligibility Center.

For more detailed information regarding specific NCAA policies please go the the main NCAA website at: http://www.ncaa.org/  and refer to the 'Academics & Athletes' tab. All transfer students should contact Phyllis Williams or Carolyn O'Connell for more information.