GCSC Online offers a combination of online and hybrid classes that give you the freedom to work around job and family obligations. When combined with traditional classes, online and hybrid classes can help you finish your degree or certificate faster so you can begin your career!
For more information about online learning, connect with one of our advisors through the Student Navigation Center.
WEB CLASSES ARE ASSESSED A $15 PER CREDIT HOUR FEE
We enhance your online learning experience through a variety of tools and support services designed with your educational development in mind. Support is readily available through real teams of people committed to seeing you flourish here at GCSC and beyond.
Students can receive assistance with logging on or navigating Lighthouse, Canvas, Respondus, Zoom, and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).For assistance, contact the GCSC Information Technology Services (ITS) at 850-913-3303.
Printing can be done on campus in computer labs and the library using the Papercut system.
Proctored tests and assignments for your 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.
NOTE: NON-GCSC CAMPUSES MAY CHARGE A PROCTORING FEE WHICH IS NOT REIMBURSED BY GCSC OR THE TESTING CENTER.
Florida college students have the option to apply to another Florida college or university, as a transient student, to take courses that will count toward their GCSC degree. If you are currently enrolled at Gulf Coast State College, you must go through the FloridaShines transient student process. If you are not a GCSC student, contact your home institution for more information about the transient student process.
To begin the application process through FloridaShines be sure to have this information available:
Student identification and PIN/password
Social Security Number (If you don't have a Social Security Number, please enter nine zeros)
Term and year when you want to take the course
Course information, including prefix number, title and credit hours (If you used the online course catalog to find and apply for a course, this information will be pre-populated in the application)
Once your application is accepted, you will receive an email notification from the transient institution that may include special information about next steps, including information about an admissions application fee, if any.
After both institutions approve your transient application, you will need to log into GCSC Lighthouse using your GCSC student ID (A00....) to confirm course registration and payment.
If you application is denied, please contact the person who denied the application for more information. Contact information is included in the email you receive.
You can track your application process via FloridaShines.org. You should also receive updates on the status of your application via email. For additional assistance, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.