Division III Reclassification Information

 

On May 20, 2015, Brevard President Dr. David C. Joyce announced that the college would apply to reclassify its athletic teams from NCAA Division II to Division III. The process will begin with an exploratory year that commences in the fall of 2016, with the college expected to enter the provisional membership process in the 2017-2018 academic year.


This page will be updated with new information and media stories on the transition process.


Media from Brevard College
May 20, 2015: Brevard announces reclassification to Division III
Video of Division III Press Conference: 2015 BC Athletic Reclassification
December 9, 2015: Brevard accepted for membership in USA South Athletic Conference


Stories on Division III Transition 
May 18, 2015: Brevard College planning move to Division III (PolkSports.com)
May 20, 2015: Leveling the Field (WLOS-TV, Asheville ABC affiliate)
May 21, 2015: College President Answers Questions About Division III Transition (Transylvania Times)
May 25, 2015: BC Coaches React To Division III Decision (Transylvania Times)
May 28, 2015: Right Move to Division III (Transylvania Times editorial)
December 9, 2015: Brevard College Set to Join USA South (USA South Athletic Conference)

Brevard College Transition from NCAA Division II to NCAA Division III Timeline 
Academic Year: 2016-2017

Exploratory Year | South Atlantic Conference 
 August 2016 - Certify all Student Athletes Under DII legislation 
 October 2016 - Receive NCAA DIII Mentor 
 January 2017 - Submit Official Reclassifying Application to NCAA Staff 
 January 2017 - Attend NCAA Convention as DII Members 
 February 2018 - Receive Notification of Application Status 
Academic Year: 2017-2018


Reclassifying Year 1 | USA - South Athletic Conference 
 August 2017 - Certify all Student Athletes Under DIII legislation 
 September 2017 - Officially Begin Reclassifying Process 
 September/ October 2017 - NCAA Staff Will Visit Campus 
 January 2018 - Attend NCAA Convention as DIII Members 
 June 2018 - Year 1 Report Due To NCAA 
 Mid-June 2018 - NCAA Report Provides Feedback On Institution Reports 
Academic Year: 2018-2019


Reclassifying Year 2 | USA - South Athletic Conference 
 August 2018 - Certify all Student Athletes Under DIII legislation 
 September/ October 2018 - Year 2 Video Conference with NCAA Staff 
 January 2019 - Attend NCAA Convention as DIII Members 
 June 2019 - Year 2 Report Due To NCAA 
 Mid-June 2019 - NCAA Report Provides Feedback On Institution Reports 
*Submit Four-Year Provision Waiver, Bylaw 20.3.3.1 
Academic Year: 2019-2020


Reclassifying Year 3 | USA - South Athletic Conference 
 August 2019 - Certify all Student Athletes Under DIII legislation 
 September/ October 2019 - Year 3 Video Conference with NCAA Staff 
 January 2020 - Attend NCAA Convention as DIII Members 
 June 2020 - Year 3 Report Due To NCAA 
 Mid-June 2020 - NCAA Report Provides Feedback On Institution Reports 
Academic Year: 2020-2021


Reclassifying Year 4 | USA - South Athletic Conference 
 August 2020 - Certify all Student Athletes Under DIII legislation 
 September/ October 2020 - Year 4 Video Conference with NCAA Staff 
* If waiver (20.3.3.1) is granted- become full active members in September 2020. 
 January 2021 - Attend NCAA Convention as DIII Members 
 June 2021 - Year 4 Report Due To NCAA 
 Mid-June 2021 - NCAA Report Provides Feedback On Institution Reports 
* If waiver (20.3.3.1) is NOT granted- become full active members in September 2021. 
* Must be full active member to be eligible for competition in NCAA Championship.