- technology support
- Contact the GCSC Technical Support Desk at 850-913-3303. Or, you can find links to help here.
- Students can receive assistance with logging on or navigating Lighthouse, Canvas, Respondus, Zoom, and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
- You can print on campus with the Papercut system in computer labs and the library.
- new student orientationhttps://www.gulfcoast.edu/admissions/new-student-orientation/index.html is now online! All first-time college students are required to complete the New Student Orientation before registering for classes. To begin, just enter your first name, last name, and your student identification number (AXXXXXXXX) and click ENTER. The orientation does not have to be completed in one sitting, but takes a total of 45 minutes to complete.
- online classes and canvas
The Math Lab offers free tutoring in developmental mathematics up through Calculus I, including Math for Liberal Arts, Statistics, and Health Math. We encourage you to come to do your math homework in the lab so you can ask questions as you practice the material.
The Writing and Reading Lab provides free tutoring in Developmental English and reading courses, and we're also happy to provide tutoring if you're seeking assistance with French, Spanish, English, grammar, punctuation, mechanics, essay development, reading comprehension, organization of ideas and MLA, APA, and Chicago-style formatting.
- Accounting and Microcomputer Applications Lab
The accounting and microcomputer applications lab is located in the Advanced Technology Center, Room 225 and offers free tutoring to students in accounting, economics, and CGS1570 classes. Students are encouraged to come do their homework or projects in the lab so they can ask questions while they do their work.
Proctored tests and assignments for your GCSC online classes can be taken free of charge at any one of the GCSC Testing Centers. For online classes, Respondus Monitor is a test proctoring solution that must be used in conjunction with Respondus Lockdown Browser and allows you to take proctored exams using a web camera and a microphone from anywhere. The type of testing required for each class is determined by the professor.
Librarians and library staff provide online library services and resources. Laptops are available for a semester-long loan. Library electronic resources, including databases, articles, e-books, and streaming videos, are available online 24/7. You may contact Ask a Librarian to answer research and library-related questions via live chat and e-mail. For more help and information, visit the Quick Start Library Guide and visit the library online.
- academic advisingEach student has an assigned Pathway Navigator based on the student's academic pathway. Students can book a virtual or in-person appointment with their Pathway Navigator by clicking Schedule an Appointment under their assigned Pathway Navigator's name. Pathway Navigators work with students via phone, email, and other communication modes. During your first semester, you will be assigned to a faculty advisor according to your selected major or area of study. Your faculty advisor will work with you to complete your degree plan so that you know all the necessary requirements to graduate.
- counselingNeed to talk to someone? For non-emergency situations, students can reach out to counselors at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 850-769-1551 ext. 4861. If you have experienced setbacks that cause you to question whether or not you should be in postsecondary education, you should contact the Counseling Center. They will provide you with direction and guidance to travel through these confusing times.
- student accessibility resource center
The SAR team is here to assist you in your education, career, and personal achievements/goals with equal access to all programs using both on-campus and off-campus resources. SAR is for students who have difficulties in the classroom; please contact us to see what help can be provided to you.
- financial aid
Register for classes through Lighthouse, the student portal. You can access this from the GCSC website "MyGCSC" links. Using the Lighthouse student portal, you will be able to register for your classes, check your financial aid status, view your grades, and more. Learn about Lighthouse and how to use it.
- Click the My Student Dashboard Tile
- Under Registration - Select Lighthouse
- Choose to Register for Classes
- Select Your Role - "Student" and Click OK to Proceed
- Click the Dropdown Menu to Choose the Correct Term and Select CONTINUE
- Search for Classes by Entering Course Information and Selecting SEARCH
- When You Find the Right Course - Click ADD and Repeat the Search Until Your Schedule is Complete
- Review Your Schedule and Click SUBMIT
- To Check/Pay Your Bill - Click My Student Profile and Locate Check/Pay Bill on the Left Side of the Screen
- Follow the Online Instructions for Payment Options
- career development center
- military and veteran services center
The MVSC is the main point of contact if you are receiving educational assistance from Veterans Affairs (VA). It is professionally staffed to assist you with VA educational benefit inquiries. If you are receiving benefits from the VA, you must visit this office during registration or whenever a change occurs in your class schedule. The MVSC provides services to veterans, active-duty military, reservists and eligible dependents enrolled at the College. Contact us at 850-769-1551, ext. 3210.
- trio support services
TRIO provides outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. Students who are first-generation (neither parent has a four-year bachelor's degree), have a low income (based on federal guidelines), or with disabilities and an academic need are eligible. Among the services offered are specialized workshops and tutoring.
- student clubs & organizationsRight now, a new best friend, an employer, a future business partner, or even a future spouse, could be playing intramurals, studying in the library, or working on a project in a lab. You may meet in class, but your chances of meeting increase dramatically when you get involved with a club or organization at Gulf Coast State College. See our list of current student clubs.
- student government associationSGA fosters activities for and with all clubs and organizations and empowers students in all aspects of campus governance. They are the official voice through which the opinions and concerns of the student body may be expressed. SGA also serves as a liaison between the student body and college administration to ensure all procedures and practices within the organization are inclusive and non-discriminatory.
- seminole-commodore allianceThe Seminole-Commodore Alliance (SCA) brought about the Student Activities Board Alliance (SABA). SABA fosters student unity by providing a number of student activities for the students at FSU-PC & GCSC. By hosting these activities, the Student Activities Board strives to bring students together from both campuses to enhance student involvement and create a collaborative campus atmosphere that addresses student needs outside of the classroom.
- bookstoreThe campus bookstore offers new and used textbooks for your classes, which they will ship to you for an additional fee. In addition, you'll find school supplies, apparel, and gifts. They also offer a range of drinks and snacks.
- campus safetyVisit Campus Safety to sign up for the Gulf Coast Alert System and familiarize yourself with safety services and resources on each of Gulf Coast’s campuses. While on the main campus, call the FSU Police Department (850) 774-2705 for assistance.
- parking permits
All motor vehicles (including motorcycles and motor scooters) driven and/or parked on any Gulf Coast State College Campus by students, faculty or staff must have a valid parking decal or display a valid temporary parking permit. There is no charge for the first parking decal; however, there is a $5 fee for additional or replacement decals. See more information.
- gcsc student id cards
Student IDs provide information to others that you are in fact a student at Gulf Coast State College, and all students must have an identification card which you can obtain after paying for classes. You will need to present a valid photo ID (driver's license, state-issued ID card, passport, or military identification) and a copy of your schedule with your GCSC student ID number visible. There is no charge for the original ID card; however, a $5 fee is incurred for replacement cards. See more information.
- campus dining
There are a few options for grabbing a meal or snacks while on the Panama City campus. Located in the Student Union East, the Commodore Market features a self-checkout kiosk that accepts multiple payment options including cash, debit, and credit, and offers a variety of traditional vending products such as coffee, drinks, snack and food options as well as a unique offering of national and regional brands just like convenience stores. Grizzly Brew Coffee is located in the ATC Café and serves breakfast items such as coffee, lattes, espressos, bottled water, and orange juice, along with danishes, muffins, and protein snacks as well as lunch made to order daily. Snack and vending machines are also located throughout campus.