Registrar's Office

Lyon Street Student Services Center
1310 Lyon Street
Columbia, SC 29204

Mrs. Sonia E. Sheehan
District Registrar

Phone: (803) 231-6944
Fax: (803) 231-6949


Richland School District One's Registrar's Office oversees and coordinates the registration process for students and families enrolling in Richland One.

The District Registrar's Office works with students and families regarding the following concerns:
  • Admission Requirements
  •  School Zone Information (Clarifications or research)
  •  Proof of Residence Requirements (Families New to the District or Living with another Family)
  •  Custody or Guardianship Issues
  •  Students needing a Student Transfer from their zoned school to another school
  •  Families requesting Out-of-District Acceptance who continue to reside in neighboring Districts
  •  Families requesting Out-of-District Release from Richland One to seek admission to neighboring Districts



Our Transfer Season has expired as of May 1, 2015.  Only Severe Hardship application will be considered after May 1st for schools with space availability.  

Severe Hardship requests should be supported by statements from medical doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and/or school administrators who have knowledge of the concern.  Reports from resource/police officers or other professionals may also be included in the request(s).

Please make sure the Transfer Request Packet is completed in its entirety and all required documentation is included before faxing or submitting to the Registrar's Office.   Transfer applications will only be accepted for OPEN schools. Forms are provided below in the Resources section.

**Incomplete packets will not be processed.**

Space availability is limited at some schools. Please contact the Registrar's Office for updates at 231-6944.


The Shared Housing Proof of Residence process is no longer be conducted at the Registrar's Office. The process is now conducted at each Richland One school.   Schools may have established a time when they will begin receiving Shared Housing Proof of Residence documentation. Parents should contact their zoned school(s) to determine the best time(s) to complete the process. The required documentation for Shared Housing Proof of Residence remains the same and the process must be completed annually.  
If you have questions about this change, please contact the Registrar's Office or your zoned school.

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Deanna A Lott
Richland County School District One
Richland County School District One