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 either in the process of reclassifying their athletic programs to NCAA Division I, or have announced future plans to do the same.[1]

Currently reclassifying[edit]

This is limited to schools that have officially announced plans to reclassify to Division I.

Institution Athletics Current Division II conference Future Division I conference Start Year Active
(Full member)
California Baptist University Lancers Pacific West Conference Western Athletic Conference 2018–19 2022–23 [2]
University of North Alabama Lions Gulf South Conference Atlantic Sun Conference 2018–19 2022–23 [3]


  1. ^ "Multidivision and Reclassifying for 2014–15" (PDF). NCAA. August 7, 2014. Retrieved April 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ "CBU announces D-1, WAC move" (Press release). California Baptist Lancers. January 13, 2017. Retrieved January 14, 2017. 
  3. ^ "UNA Accepts ASUN Division I Invitation" (Press release). North Alabama Lions. December 6, 2016. Retrieved December 11, 2016.