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Gulf Coast State College Student Email System

All currently enrolled students at Gulf Coast State College have a student email account through the college's email system, which is provided by GCSC in association with Microsoft.  New students will be provided an email account one business day after their admissions application is processed.  This is the official form of communication at GCSC.  Please remember to check your email periodically to receive important information.

To find out your email address, log in to Lighthouse.

To log in to LIGHTHOUSE, you will need your student identification number and your PIN number. For new students or students who do not have an established pin number, you will use your default pin number of month/year of birth (MMDDYY, where YY is the last two digits of your birth year).  The system will prompt you to change your default pin number to your own selected 8-digit pin number. Within LIGHTHOUSE, you will find your student email account under Personal Information. 

Windows LiveTo access your student email account, browse to:  Enter your student email account name in the field labeled Windows Live ID. Your default password is your date of birth in the form of (MMDDYY).

Example: If your birth date is November 5, 1980, your password would be 110580.

To begin your student email account set up, go to: and log in.

It is the responsibility of the student to continuously monitor your email account.  It will be used by your instructor as well as the administration offices of the college to deliver important information. You must log into your account at least once per year in order to keep it active.