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State Authorization

The University of South Carolina Columbia pursues authorization to offer distance education programs and experiential learning opportunities (internships, practica, clinicals, and fieldwork) in other states.

Select a state below to see the current authorization or exemption status of USC Columbia programs.

Alabama*

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of Alabama in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Alaska*

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of Alaska in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Arizona* 

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of Arizona in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Arkansas*

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of Arkansas in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

California

The University of South Carolina has received an exemption from the state of California for programs offered via distance delivery and programs with experiential learning components (internships, practica, clinicals, and fieldwork). 

Students may enroll in distance education programs and programs with experiential learning components (internships, practica, clinicals, and fieldwork).

Colorado*

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of Colorado in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Connecticut*

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of Connecticut in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Delaware*

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of Delaware in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

District of Columbia*

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the District of Columbia in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Florida

The University of South Carolina has received authorization from the state of Florida to deliver the following distance learning programs via distance education:

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Liberal Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Organizational Leadership
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Education Administration
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Teaching
  • Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior
  • Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) in Health Services Policy and Management
  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Engineering Management
  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Health Information Technology
  • Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Education Administration

Neither online/distance nor traditional students are authorized to engage in experiential learning coursework (internships, practica, clinicals, and fieldwork) located in the state of Florida.

Georgia*

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of Georgia in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Hawaii*

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of Hawaii in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Idaho* 

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of Idaho in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Illinois*

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of Illinois in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Indiana*

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of Indiana in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Iowa*

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of Iowa in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Kansas* 

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of Kansas in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Kentucky* 

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of Kentucky in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Louisiana*

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of Louisiana in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Maine*

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of Maine in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Maryland* 

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of Maryland in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Massachusetts 

The University of South Carolina has received an exemption from the state of Massachusetts for students to be enrolled in distance learning programs without experiential learning components (internships, clinicals, practicums, etc.). 

Students may enroll in programs via distance delivery if the program does not contain an experiential learning component.

Neither online/distance nor traditional students are authorized to engage in experiential learning coursework (internships, practica, clinicals, and fieldwork) located in the state of Massachusetts.

Michigan*

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of Michigan in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Minnesota* 

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of Minnesota in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Mississippi* 

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of Mississippi in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Missouri*

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of Missouri in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Montana* 

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of Montana in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Nebraska*

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of Nebraska in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Nevada*

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of Nevada in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

New Hampshire*

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of New Hampshire in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

New Jersey*

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of New Jersey in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

New Mexico*

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of New Mexico in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

New York*

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of New York in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

North Carolina*

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of North Carolina in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

North Dakota*

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of North Dakota in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Ohio*

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of Ohio in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Oklahoma*

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of Oklahoma in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Oregon*

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of Oregon in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Pennsylvania*

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of Pennsylvania in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Puerto Rico

The University does not have authorization or exemption in Puerto Rico. Students may not enroll in either distance education programs or experiential learning coursework.

Rhode Island*

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of Rhode Island in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

South Dakota*

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of South Dakota in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Tennessee* 

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of Tennessee in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Texas*

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of Texas in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

The following statements are included as per Texas Workforce Commission requirements:

  1. The University of South Carolina Columbia is not regulated in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code.
  2. The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education is the body responsible for approving and regulating the University’s programs.
  3. Specific guidance regarding how to file complaints and/or make contact with regulatory agencies is included on the “Complaints Policy” page.

Utah*

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of Utah in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Vermont*

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of Vermont in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Virginia*

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of Virginia in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Washington*

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of Washington in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

West Virginia*

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of West Virginia in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Wisconsin*

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of Wisconsin in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Wyoming*

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in the state of Wyoming in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework because the University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements