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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.

State boards of professional licensure and certification may limit distributed learning and/or experiential learning activities in some states for programs leading to professional licensure. Students interested in enrolling in these programs should review the Professional Licensure Outcomes statement. Students should contact the appropriate state licensing board for detailed rules regarding distributed learning (online coursework) or experiential learning in the state prior to enrolling or engaging in on-the-ground coursework outside of South Carolina.

The University of South Carolina Columbia is authorized to enroll students in both Experiential Learning and Distributed Learning coursework in NC-SARA member states because the University participates in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.  Information regarding participating institutions located in NC-SARA member states is available in the online directory. 

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