Ready to Get Started?
If you are a new student or wish to transfer, visit Gulf Coast College's admissions
process page for detailed instructions. Apply online but program application deadlines
vary throughout the year, so visit your program page for details.
Please see below for other available enrollment options:
- Non-degree Seeking Students - If you want to take a few classes without applying for
a degree or certificate program please submit a non-degree seeking application (high
school and college transcripts are not required).
- Transient Students - If you are enrolled at another school but visiting Panama City,
Florida, and would like to take a class at Gulf Coast State College follow these guidelines:
- Transient students from a Florida public college can apply online at FloridaShines.
- All non-Florida transient students need to submit a Gulf Coast State College transient
- International Students - If you are a F-1 student or Non F-1 student please visit International Student Admissions to help you through the process.
Why Choose Gulf Coast State College?
You can choose from more than 140 accredited program options. Recognizing that flexible scheduling is important, Gulf Coast addresses these individual
student needs by providing multiple scheduling opportunities.
Most of our programs lead to two-year associate degrees, but Gulf Coast's programs
range from a few hours for continuing education and enrichment programs to four-year bachelor's degree programs (longer if you need
Gulf Coast State College offers you some of the lowest tuition rates of all Florida
colleges and universities, and we help you financially. In the 2018-2019 academic
year, Financial Aid awarded $11,960,122 of Financial Aid to 2,778 students. Learn
how Gulf Coast's financial aid and scholarship programs can make your degree more affordable.
Top area employers fund scholarships at Gulf Coast State College because we offer
many high-tech vocational and training programs to meet current and future regional
needs. Graduates and student interns of our college are sought after for employment
in the Bay, Gulf and Franklin County regions.
When you’re ready to start looking for a job, Gulf Coast’s Career Development Center
will help you with your resume, job search, and connect you with job placement opportunities.
Many students are drawn to Gulf Coast State College because the staff and faculty
feel like family. They want you to succeed and will help you through your academic
journey. Talk to an Enrollment Services counselor, learn about our Center for Advising and Success, and check out the benefits available
to students through our confidential Counseling Center.
In addition to Gulf Coast State College’s main campus in Panama City, you can take
courses at the Tyndall Air Force Base Education Center, the North Bay Campus in Southport,
Florida, and the Gulf/Franklin Campus in Port St. Joe, Florida. We offer a variety
of instructional methods when planning your schedule.