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Disability Support Services

Services for Students with Disabilities at Gulf Coast State College


Our mission is to assist students in reaching their academic potential and achieving their educational goals. The college encourages the enrollment of students with disabilities and recognizes their special needs. Students who have disabilities that require special assistance should contact the Office of Disability Support Services.

Who Is Eligible?
If you have a disability that is documented, you may be eligible for our services. Eligible disabilities include learning disabilities, visual impairments, hearing impairments, speech impairments, physical impairments, chronic illnesses and/or emotional/psychological impairments. If you believe you have a disability, even if it is not documented, you should contact the Office of Disability Support Services to determine your eligibility.

When Should I Request Services?
If your documented disability affects your academics or your ability to participate in college programs, and you believe accommodations would be helpful, bring your documentation to the Office of Disability Support Services as soon as possible. If you suspect you have a disability or have questions or concerns about your eligibility, you should contact our office immediately.

All documentation given to the Office of Disability Support Services will be kept confidential. This information will only be used for aiding you, the student, in achieving your fullest potential while at Gulf Coast State College. Staff members may sometimes need to work with your instructors to arrange accommodations.

Office Location

Student Union East, Room 60

Office Hours


8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

(Hours may vary during the Summer)

***Closed During Federal Holidays***

Contact Information

Phone: 850-747-3243

Phone: 850-769-1551, Ext. 3243

Fax: 850-767-8034