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Steps for Using Lighthouse

Steps for Using LIGHTHOUSE

Logging into 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).
  5. Once Logged into myGCSC: 
    • Click Continue.
    • Select your Security Questions.
    • 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>.
  6. You will be routed to the option screen where you choose to login to Canvas, PaperCut, GCSC-Home or Lighthouse.

To register for classes:

  1. Click the My Student Dashboard Tile
  2. Under Registration - Select Lighthouse
  3. Choose to Register for Classes
  4. Select Your Role - "Student" and Click OK to Proceed
  5. Click the Dropdown Menu to Choose the Correct Term and Select CONTINUE
  6. Search for Classes by Entering Course Information and Selecting SEARCH
  7. When You Find the Right Course - Click ADD and Repeat the Search Until Your Schedule is Complete
  8. Review Your Schedule and Click SUBMIT
  9. To Check/Pay Your Bill - Click My Student Profile and Locate Check/Pay Bill on the Left Side of the Screen
  10.  Follow the Online Instructions for Payment Options

To check for Financial Aid information:

  1. Click on the My Student Dashboard Tile 
  2. Click on My Student Profile
  3. Select the Options Available to View Your Financial Aid Information

To view student Records:

  1. Click on the My Student Dashboard Tile 
  2. Click on My Student Profile
  3. On the Left Side of the Screen - Select the Information You Wish to View Such as Transcripts, Student Schedule, or Run a Degree Evaluation

To view your Holds:

  1. Click on the My Student Dashboard Tile
  2. Click on Student Profile
  3. Holds and Registration Notices are Listed Under Your Name on the Top Right of the Screen - Click Holds to View Information

To Reset PIN:

Click myGCSC and follow the instructions.

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