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How to login to Lighthouse for Student Purposes

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Lighthouse (Banner SSB) is a self-service site for students, faculty, and staff to manage their records and accounts. These instructions explain how students should initially login to Lighthouse.

  1. Go to the Gulf Coast State College website, www.gulfcoast.edu.

  2. From any page click on the MyGCSC link at the top of the page.

  3. Enter your username, which will be your Student ID# (A00XXXXXX)

  4. Your INITIAL PASSWORD will be your date of birth in the format of MMDDYY. (NOTE: i.e. June 16, 1984 would be 061684)

    1. Once logged into myGCSC

      •  Click continue

      • Select your security questions

    2. After setting up your security questions, you will first be prompted to enter your cell phone number, then prompted to enter an alternate email address. A one-time temporary password will be sent to verify information provided. Upon receipt of the one-time passwords, enter it and click <Continue>

  5. You will then be taken to the option screen where you login to Canvas, Pay4Print, GCSC-Home or Lighthouse.

  6. Click on the Lighthouse link from the option screen

  7. Click on Login to Lighthouse

  8. Use your Lighthouse Student ID # "A00xxxxxx" as your User ID

  9. Your INITIAL PIN will be your date of birth in the format of MMDDYY - dashes are not acceptable. (NOTE: i.e. June 16, 1984 would be 061684)

  10. You will be prompted to change your PIN immediately. Your 'old' PIN is your date of birth in the format of MMDDYY.

  11. Your new PIN can be a combination of numbers and letters up to 16 characters.

  12. You will be prompted to create a security question/answer - this WILL BE USED to verify your identity in the event you forget your pin and cannot recover it.

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