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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 (click here for a list of programs) should review the Professional Licensure Outcomes statement (click here). 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.

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

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

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 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 member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.

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