Inclusive Access is a digital textbook model in collaboration with top publishers to reduce the cost of required course materials. Access for all students begins the first day of class, with the option to opt-out of purchasing through the add/drop date.
Courses using Inclusive Access require an online component, so opting out may not be in your best interest.
The price varies, depending on the course materials chosen by the instructor. Inclusive Access prices are lower than the cost of purchasing access direct from the publisher, and average 50% to 70% below the cost of the access combined with a printed text.
If you choose to purchase online access by other means or choose to purchase a print book instead, you must opt out of the program by the end of the first week of class. If you opt out by the deadline given, access to the online content will be turned off and you will not be billed.
Opting out is not the same as dropping a course. If you decide not to attend, it is your responsibility to drop the course by the refund date to avoid any financial liability to the college.
Students who drop the course during the normal drop period for the course will automatically be “opted out” and will not be billed.
I did not opt out, but did not register my access or use the online content. Will I still be billed?
Yes. All students who enroll in a course using Inclusive Access are automatically considered part of the program. To avoid being billed, you must opt out online during the first week of class.
Yes. You can opt back in any time during the first week of class.
All students who enroll in a course using Inclusive Access are automatically considered part of the program. Access is free during the first week of class. After the add/drop date, all enrolled students who have not opted out of the program or dropped the course will have the price billed to their account.
If your instructor is using Inclusive Access you are already enrolled. You will be notified via email prior to the start of class with access instructions and information about opting out.
The bookstore on campus has physical textbooks available for Inclusive Access courses at a discounted price, however, these books DO NOT come with the online access that is required for the course.
Only purchase a physical text if it is your preferred method for reading/studying.
I am on a wait-list. Will I have access to the digital course material and do I need to opt-out if I don’t get into the course?
Only enrolled students have access to the digital content on day one of class. If you are added to the enrollment for the course, you will be given access to the digital content.
Contact the South Suburban College Bookstore at (708) 210-5760.