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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.

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

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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).

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements 

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

The University of South Carolina Columbia is not currently authorized to enroll students via Distributed Learning or Experiential Learning in the Commonweath of the Northern Mariana Islands. 

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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 participant in 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.

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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 participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements