Multi-Factor Authentication

Multifactor Authentication (MFA) is now required on some systems!

Many systems based on the Columbia campus, such as my.sc.edu, Self-Service Carolina (SSC) and others began requiring MFA for access.

If you haven't already setup MFA for your accounts, you'll find information and instructions below. Columbia has also created a setup FAQ specifically for students.

How do I set up Multi-Factor Authentication for Columbia systems?

Most systems managed by the USC-Columbia campus are protected by Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) using the DUO Security system. The primary…

Most systems managed by the USC-Columbia campus are protected by Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) using the DUO Security system.

The primary system protected by MFA is Self-Service Carolina (SSC).  SSC is used for many of your basic administrative needs as a student: class registration, housing, financial aid, etc.  You will need to complete MFA setup to have access to these areas.

See Instructions for Setting Up MFA