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Information for Multidivision and Reclassifying Institutions Strategic Plans and Annual Reports

Updated for submissions due June 1, 2019.

This website includes information to assist institutions currently seeking to reclassify its entire program to Division I or reclassifying its football program from FCS to FBS status.

Reclassifying Institutions

As a part of the NCAA reclassifying membership, your institution must submit an annual report and strategic plan to the NCAA Division I Strategic Vision and Planning Committee detailing your progress as a reclassifying member.  The Application and Initial Strategic Plan for Division I Reclassifying Member can be found in Program Hub (Link to Program Hub will be available from January 1-June 2, 2019).  The Strategic Plan and Annual Report for Reclassifying Institutions for years one through four can be found in Program Hub (Link to Program Hub is available from January 1-June 1 each year).

Institutions Reclassifying from Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) to Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) (Football Only)

As a part of the process to reclassify from FCS to FBS, your institution must submit an annual report and strategic plan to the NCAA Division I Strategic Vision and Planning Committee detailing your progress as a multidivision member.

Annual Report

The completed report, including all supporting documents (e.g., compliance worksheets and attachments) must be completed, signed by the appropriate institutional officials and returned not later than June 1.

Strategic Plan

Pursuant to Division I Bylaw 20.4.2, an institution seeking NCAA Division I FBS status, is required to submit by June 1 a strategic plan each year of the two-year process.

Multidivisional Reclassification – Reclassification of a Sport of the Opposite Gender

As a part of the process to reclassify a sport of the opposite gender, your institution must submit an annual report and strategic plan to the NCAA Division I Administration Cabinet detailing your progress as a multidivision member.

Annual Report

The completed report, including all supporting documents (e.g., compliance worksheets and attachments) must be completed, signed by the appropriate institutional officials and returned not later than June 1.

Strategic Plan

Pursuant to Division I Bylaw 20.4.1, an institution seeking NCAA Division I status, is required to submit by June 1 a strategic plan each year of the two year process.