List of schools reclassifying their athletic programs to NCAA Division I

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The following is a list of United States colleges and universities that are in the process of reclassifying their athletic programs to NCAA Division I.[1]

Institution Athletics Former Division II Conference New conference Start Year Active
(Full member)
Notes
Abilene Christian University Wildcats Lone Star Conference Southland Conference 2013–14 2017–18 [2]
Grand Canyon University Antelopes Pacific West Conference Western Athletic Conference 2013–14 2017–18 [3]
University of the Incarnate Word Cardinals Lone Star Conference Southland Conference 2013–14 2017–18 [4]
University of Massachusetts Lowell River Hawks Northeast-10 Conference America East Conference 2013–14 2017–18 [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Multidivision and Reclassifying for 2014–15" (PDF). NCAA. August 7, 2014. Retrieved April 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Abilene Christian moving to Division I, Southland Conference in 2013" (Press release). NCAA. August 25, 2012. Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Grand Canyon University Accepts Invitation to the Western Athletic Conference" (Press release). Grand Canyon University Sports Information. November 27, 2012. Retrieved November 27, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Southland Conference to Add University of the Incarnate Word" (Press release). Southland Conference. August 20, 2012. Retrieved August 20, 2012. 
  5. ^ Whitmer, Michael (February 13, 2013). "UMass Lowell joining America East". The Boston Globe. Retrieved February 21, 2013.