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College of Education


Transfer Applicants

If you are currently enrolled at the Columbia campus and considering changing your major...

The College of Education offers undergraduate programs in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Middle Level Education, Physical Education, Special Education, and Applied Sport Psychology and Counseling..

Step 1: Make an appointment with Exploratory Advising. You will learn important program information, including admission requirements. You will also discuss major and course options for the upcoming term.

Step 2: If you decide to change your major, you will do this with Exploratory Advising at your appointment. Once the major change process is completed, you will receive an email from us welcoming you to the college with your advisor's name and contact information. We encourage you to make an appointment with your new College of Education advisor once you receive the welcome email.

If you have questions at any point, you are welcome to reach out to Marissa Rittermeyer at

If you are transferring from another college/university or from any University of South Carolina campus other than Columbia...

Step 1: Explore program offerings for undergraduate students.

Step 2: Apply to USC Columbia. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions manages the application process for transfers. Through their office, you can apply to change your USC campus or find out how to transfer to USC

Step 3: Upon successful admission, you will receive information from the Undergraduate Admissions office regarding next steps, including orientation information.

Online Elementary Education program

In coordination with Palmetto College, USC Columbia's College of Education offers an online degree-completion program for the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Elementary Education. This degree offers you the same access to our outstanding faculty and staff at the college, but comes with the convenience of completing the program online.

Admission to the online elementary education degree-completion program requires 30 hours of college-level courses. You must also have at least a 2.50 GPA. Learn more about the online Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education program, or review the application instructions.

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