GCSC Free Application Week

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Gulf Coast State College is hosting Free Application Week, February 12 – 16, 2024 for local high school seniors planning to attend GCSC.

Students who would like more information or assistance with their GCSC application are encouraged to contact their school’s Navigator. GCSC Navigators are individuals who work within local schools to help students prepare for their college careers, as well as explore career interests, and offer advice to those planning to transfer from Gulf Coast to a four-year university.

Students who plan to attend GCSC are encouraged to meet with a Navigator for academic advising and to learn about financial assistance options for college, such as the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and GCSC Foundation scholarships. The GCSC Foundation scholarship cycle for 2024-25 is open through March 15.

Homeschooled students, and students attending schools without a Navigator, can also submit their application free of charge by contacting GCSC’s Enrollment Services Office at (850) 872-3823 or [email protected].


All Bay, Gulf, and Franklin County high school 2024 spring graduates are eligible to receive $700 per semester for tuition through the Gulf Coast Guarantee.  This is an estimated 60% off the cost of full-time (12 credit hours) tuition at Gulf Coast. For more information, visit gulfcoast.edu/guarantee.

Gulf Coast State College Navigators by High School:

Arnold High School

Cindy Penny

[email protected]

Bay High School

Rachel Hibbard 

[email protected]

Deane Bozeman High School

Will Archer

[email protected]

Mosley High School

Emma Leb

[email protected]

North Bay Haven, Palm Bay Prep, & Rising Leaders

Scott Wilkes

[email protected]

Rutherford High School                 

Scott Wilkes

[email protected]

Port St. Joe, Wewahitchka, & Franklin County High Schools

Kristal Smallwood

[email protected]

Bay Virtual School, New Horizons Learning Center, Panama City Advanced School, & Rosenwald High School – Contact your guidance counselor.