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Bundle Your Books ... And Save A Bundle.

Your cost of attendance now includes all textbooks! 

Utica College wants to make sure you're ready to succeed from day one. We're also dedicated to making your college experience more affordable.

That's why we have built textbooks into your total cost of attendance,* which makes preparing for the Spring** semester simpler and actually saves you money. So when you arrive on campus this Spring, all of your books will be bundled and ready for you, saving you up to 30% on your textbooks.

Whether you're just joining the Utica College community or returning for the spring semester, you'll find bundling your materials to be quicker, safer, and more efficient than every before. We've adjusted everything, except the incredible savings for students.

  • Scheduled pick-up times for materials and increased pick-up stations that keep students safe while saving you money
  • Quicker, more personal service
  • Increased integration with Engage
  • Extended Bookstore hours
  • Off-hours order fulfillment to get orders to students faster
  • Books secured earlier from publishers to increase student access to materials

 

No shopping. Just enroll and it's done.   

Bundling your books is automatic. When you enroll for the Spring Semester, we'll assemble everything you need to succeed in one convenient package - just pick it up when you get here. How easy is that?

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* The textbook fee will appear on your bill as a separate item, charged at a flat rate of $26 per credit hour or $390 for 15 credits.

**If you have a class in the winter session, book bundling does not apply. Winter session materials can be purchased as-needed through the bookstore.

***The deadline to opt-out is the last day to add/drop classes. For students in on-ground programs that is January 29 and for students in online programs that is January 22. Students may choose to opt-out by logging into bannerweb > Student Services > Opt-Outs > Select Term > Select Opt-Out All Access Book Fee    

Do you have to opt out of the Book Bundle every semester?  

Yes, each semester an opt out will need to be submitted to remove the fee.

 

Will all supplemental lab items be included? 

All required course materials will be provided by the All Access fee. “Recommended” or “Suggested” materials are not included.

 

Will students receive their books prior to the start of classes? 

Yes, materials will be ready before the start of classes.

 

How can a student obtain or purchase a paper book instead of an electronic book? 

Physical versions of the book are available for purchase through the bookstore or online at www.utica-shop.com. There is no way to “upgrade” to a print version of the book within the All Access Program.

 

What is the e-delivery fee for students who have opted out of the book bundle? 

As digital course material solutions grow, Follett needs to support the growth and maintenance of the digital technology platform (BryteWave). The fee helps to cover these costs. It is intended to be used to directly support changes and improvements to BryteWave as there is now a tremendous increase in the number of students using the platform.

 

How do students receive their access codes and when do they arrive? 

The answer to this varies depending on the publisher. Below is a list of the codes generally ordered each semester. An email is generated when these are provisioned to the student (aside from McGraw-Hill and Wiley since no code is needed).

  • Pearson (MyLab, Revel): A unique access code will be on your BryteWave Digital Bookshelf automatically, please use the access code to validate your Pearson account per the instructions from your professor.
  • McGraw-Hill (Connect): Codeless which means McGraw-Hill is sent a list of students who are in the All Access program and automatically have their access authorized. Just follow the instructors direction to register for the Connect course.
  • Cengage (MindTap, Aplia, OWL): A unique access code will be on your BryteWave Digital Bookshelf automatically, please use the access code to validate your account per the instructions from your professor.
  • Wiley (WileyPlus): Codeless which means Wiley is sent a list of students who are in the All Access program and have their access automatically authorized. Just follow the instructors direction to register for the Connect course.
  • MacMillan (Launchpad): TBD
  • Physical Codes: These are physical access codes that must be picked up at the store.
    • Labster
    • Interpretive Simulations (BizCafe, NewShoes, Entrepreneur)
    • Shadow Health
    • ZyBooks
    • LiveText

 

Will there be clear instructions on how to order books if a student opts out?  Also, will all books or required materials for classes be available through the bookstore if a student opts out? 

For spring, the bookstore has added physical buying options to courses that offer only digital materials. This change will allow students to “recommended” materials (generally the physical version of the book) to their cart online quicker. There will still be more steps when adding All Access materials (lab manuals, physical All Access books 

 

Will there be assistance available for students to decide whether or not to opt in? Help with comparison shopping? (And will a complete fee/price list be available to students who decide to opt out. For example: some students who opted out were surprised to get a fee for e-book delivery that students who opted in did not get.) 

Students will be able to get a better picture of their course materials savings this spring as the bookstore has listed the optional pricing for many materials where possible. Students can put their materials into their online shopping cart and compare that to the All Access fee they were charged and then make an informed decision.

 

Is the “opt-out” option available to students enrolled in D2 only online courses?

Students who are registered for D2 only course(s) will have the ability to opt-out during the D2 add/drop period

What is the All-Access Book Bundle Program?

The All-Access Book Bundle program is operated by Utica College together with Follett Higher Education. Included as part of your tuition, the All-Access Book Bundle program has been implemented to eliminate barriers that often hinder students from obtaining all the necessary materials to complete their courses. This program allows you to receive all your required course materials for one flat per credit hour fee that is substantially below the cost of buying each piece of course material separately.

How much does it cost?

The textbook fee is a part of the total tuition and fees and will appear on your bill as a separate item, charged at a flat rate of $26 per credit hour. Example $390 for 15 credits. The per credit hour fee rate is locked in for the 2020-2021 school year.

Who is eligible for this program?

All undergraduate courses are part of this program and students who take on-ground and online courses will see this program on their tuition. Currently, graduate students and students in the ABSN nursing program are not included in this program.

How do I get sign-up?

All eligible students are automatically enrolled in this program, you will see the per credit hour fee reflected on your bill for the semester.

What materials are included in the program?

The goal of this program is to deliver all of the required materials students need to complete their courses. The program primarily focuses on delivering materials in electronic format where possible. This could include eBooks, digital access codes such as Pearson MyLab®, McGraw-Hill Connect®, Cengage MindTap®, among various other digital content. In instances where digital materials are unavailable, we will focus on offering physical books under a rental program (See below for more detail). Other physical materials such as art kits, lab kits, goggles, etc. will also be included with the per credit fee where applicable.

How do I get my materials?

Since the All-Access program focuses on delivering your materials digitally where possible, you will automatically receive your eBooks on your BryteWave Digital Bookshelf (brytewave.redshelf.com) about two weeks before classes start. If your course has physical materials you will be notified at your UC email when those materials are ready for you. Please check your UC email for updates on all your materials! For more information check out the Your Materials are Ready! tab below.

How long can I keep my eBooks?

Generally, rented eBook access is available for 180 days after they’re assigned to you. After the 180 day period you will no longer have access to the material without purchasing it (at your own expense). Each eBook has a “Days Left” counter on it that will let you know when your access to the book is running out. If you have an incomplete and need an eBook for longer than the 180 days, you can extend your rental at any point before the text is due back online through your rental account or by contacting the bookstore. There will be a small fee associated with the extension that students will be responsible to pay.

If the materials originally assigned were purchased, then you will have access to them indefinitely.

Where do the rest of my books and materials come from?

If it’s not an eBook from BryteWave, you will receive an email letting you know when your materials are ready for pick up at the bookstore. For more information check out the Your Materials are Ready! tab below. 

What if I need my materials shipped?

The bookstore can ship your materials to you via UPS anywhere within the United States for only $5! Visit the following link: Follett Access Shipping Fee; enter your shipping address and cash out. The bookstore will then ship your materials and send tracking to your email once it’s processed. For international shipping, please reach out to the bookstore (bookst@utica.edu) for a quote on shipping. This fee must be purchased per class start.

Are books in this program purchased or rented?

The bookstore looks for the most cost-effective option for students. In most cases this will be a rented eBook. If a rented eBook is not available, then a purchased eBook is the next option. If neither of those options is feasible then purchased or rented hard-copy texts will be assigned.

What happens if I have to retake a class?

If you are required to retake a class, new materials will be provisioned for you again at the start of the next semester if you stay in the Access program. Rental books must be turned in at the end of the term.

What if I do not want eBooks?

While we understand that eBooks and digital materials may not be for everyone, they are a focus of this program in order to keep the fee as low as possible in order to provide the best value to students. Students who are in this program may obtain physical versions (at your own expense) for some of the materials at a discounted rate direct from the publisher. Physical alternatives are listed on your course as “recommended” where applicable.

If it’s not an eBook what do I get?

While we are focusing on delivering eBooks, not everything is available electronically. For those books and materials that are physical we will try to offer a rental on it when possible otherwise it’s a book or supply you get to keep! If the materials are rented you may use them for the whole semester and are instructed to return them back to the store by their due date. For more information see the Rental section of the Your Materials are Ready tab below. 

I got an email from noreply@follett.com asking me to create an account using my credit card. What is that all about?

This is very important! For courses requiring rental materials, students will need to have a Follett rental account created that is associated with your Utica College email address. In order to create an account, a credit or debit card will need to be provided as collateral and you must agree to the terms and conditions. The card will not be charged unless the rental books are not returned to the bookstore by the rental due date. The credit card holder may be different from the student i.e. a parent or relative may input their credit card information in instances where the student does not have one. Digital rental materials will not require a rental account.

I don’t have a credit card. How do I use the book bundle program?

Unfortunately, the rental portion of the Access program is not accessible without a credit card. If a rental account is not created, items cannot be provided to you. If you feel this is an issue, please contact your success coach and the bookstore (bookst@utica.edu). If you are a student in a program overseen by the Office of Opportunity Programs please contact the director of the program, John Ossowski at jdossows@utica.edu. If you are an international student please contact the Executive Director of International Education, Deborah Wilson-Allam at dlwilson@utica.edu

My booklist has something called “Follett Access Credit Hour SKU”, what is that?

That is a placeholder title, nothing is provided or required for that course. You do not need to purchase anything nor will anything be provided to you for that course.

Do I have to use the All-Access program?

No, you may opt out of the program prior to the start of semester. You can opt-out by logging into BannerWeb and going to the Student Services tab. There you select Opt-Outs, choose the relevant term, and then select Opt-Out All Access Book Fee. 

**NOTE: If you choose to opt out of the program, you will be responsible for obtaining your course materials on your own. The bookstore is available to assist where possible but be aware some materials are locked into the Access program and provisioning materials outside of the Access program can delay starting the term with the required materials.

I have opted out of the program but the books on the website are still “locked”, what do I do?

Opting out of the All Access program does not “unlock” the materials on the bookstore’s website. Materials are “locked” from directly being added to your shopping bag as most are specialty priced and therefore cannot be purchased outside of the program. You can still actually buy your necessary materials online, however, it has to be done manually to avoid students from purchasing books they would normally receive within the Access program already. If you do not see the materials please reach out to the bookstore directly at bookst@utica.edu for more information. If the book is currently only offered physically in the Access program, such as novels, lab manuals, workbooks...etc., it quicker to order them online through the same process: 

  1. Search your course materials list online using your student ID.
  2. Copy the ISBNs of physical materials down to search it in the toolbar at the top of the webpage.
  3. Add the book to your bag in the condition you desire. You will be able to select new or used and in most cases a rental option.
  4. You can cash out using Book Line of Credit (BLOC), credit card, or PayPal at checkout.

 

I have more questions, who do I talk to?

With classes approaching you are probably wondering where your materials will be coming from. Here is how you receive materials through the All Access Book Bundle Program.

eBooks powered by BryteWave:

A majority of your materials will be digital (less to carry around!) and most of them will be digital eBooks that are provided to you through BryteWave. BryteWave is the bookstore’s digital platform that allows you to access your eBooks on your electronic devices (laptops, iPad, Phone, etc.) all in one place. 

BryteWave ebooks can be accessed here on your device (better bookmark it!): brytewave.redshelf.com

Use your Utica College email and password you created to login and access your materials (you may need some other materials too, see below). For more in depth information on your eBooks visit the BryteWave eBook Resources tab on this page. 

Digital Access Codes (AKA Courseware):

You might be familiar with access codes (Pearson MyLab, McGraw-Hill Connect, Cengage MindTap, WileyPlus, etc.) but here is how each will be available to you. Inside each access code you will also have access to the eBook as well. 

  • Pearson (MyLab, Revel): A unique access code will be on your BryteWave Digital Bookshelf automatically just like your ebooks. You will input that code into the platform your professor is using (a link to the platform will also be in Brytewave for you!).
  • Cengage (MindTap, Aplia, OWL): Cengage is “codeless” which means Cengage is sent a list of students who are in the All Access program and automatically have their access authorized (those who opted out will lose access after their trial period and must pay for the program to continue). Just follow the instructors direction to register for the course.
  • McGraw-Hill (Connect, SIMNet): McGraw-Hill is “codeless” which means McGraw-Hill is sent a list of students who are in the All Access program and automatically have their access authorized (those who opted out will lose access after their trial period and must pay for the program to continue). Just follow the instructors direction to register for the course.
  • Wiley (WileyPlus): Wiley courses are "codeless," which means Wiley is sent a list of students who are in the All Access program and have their access automatically authorized (those who opted out will lose access after their trial period and must pay for the program to continue). Just follow the instructors direction to register for the course.
  • MacMillan (Launchpad, Achieve): MacMillan courses are “codeless” which means MacMillan is sent a list of students who are in the All Access program and have their access automatically authorized (those who opted out will lose access after their trial period and must pay for the program to continue). Just follow the instructors direction to register for the course.

Physical Access Codes:

Not every publisher offers access codes digitally, meaning that you are required to pick up the code from the bookstore. Below is the list of codes that will still need you to pick up from the bookstore. You will get an email when these codes are ready for you.

  • Labster
  • Interpretive Simulations (BizCafe, NewShoes, Entrepreneur)
  • PharmaSim Simulation
  • Shadow Health
  • ZyBooks
  • LiveText

Physical Books:

  • Rental: If an eBook is not available we will try to offer a physical rental option for it when possible. The rental program is filled with its own benefits!
  • The rental experience: If the materials are rented, you may use them for the whole semester and are required to return them back to the store by their due date (you will get email reminders). You can use rental books just like those you would purchase including taking light notes, selectively highlighting, and bookmarking pages as needed. We ask that you be mindful and not excessively highlight or cause damage to the book. If a book is returned in unsalable condition (torn cover, missing pages, water damaged etc.) you will be required to pay for the book at your own expense.
  • What you need to do: This is very important! For courses requiring physical rental materials, students will need to have a Follett rental account created that is associated with your Utica College email address. In order to create an account, a credit or debit card will need to be provided as collateral and you must agree to the terms and conditions. The card will not be charged unless the rental books are not returned to the bookstore by the rental due date. The credit card holder may be different from the student i.e. a parent or relative may input their credit card information in instances where the student does not have one. This only needs to be done once, so once the account is all set you will only need to update the information if the collateral expires. Digital rental materials will not require a rental account. Below is an example of the collateral email:
Screengrab example of the email for book rentals.
  • It’s near the end of the semester, now what? If you’re on campus, you can return your rented materials back to the bookstore any time before the due date. If you are a distance student a FREE UPS return label will be emailed to your UC email address 14 days before the due date. Simply print the FREE label and the packing slip to send your materials back to the store. NOTE: The free shipping label is only available to print through the rental due date. It will disappear after the due date and you will be responsible to send the materials back at your own expense so print the label before the due date to save money!
  • Purchased: Some books are not allowed to be rented in the program and therefore you get to keep them! These materials do not need to be returned to the store, however, there is a chance the bookstore might buy them back after the semester is over. Please see the bookstore’s Buyback policy for more information!

Required Course Supplies:

Some courses have required course supplies like goggles, art kits, lab coats etc. These will also be provided in the All Access program and you will be notified by email when your materials are ready for pick up.

My booklist has something called “Follett Access Credit Hour SKU”, what is that?

That is a placeholder title, nothing is provided or required for that course. You do not need to purchase anything nor will anything be provided to you for that course.

What if I need my materials shipped?

The bookstore can ship your materials to you via UPS anywhere within the United States for only $5! Visit the following link: Follett Access Shipping Fee; enter your shipping address and cash out. The bookstore will then ship your materials and send tracking to your email once it’s processed. For international shipping, please reach out to the bookstore (bookst@utica.edu) for a quote on shipping. The Access Shipping Fee must be purchased before the start of each class. For example, if you are enrolled in courses that have different start dates (D1, D2...etc.), you will need to purchase a shipping fee for each course.

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What is BryteWave?

BryteWave is the newest digital textbook reader and study tool from Follett. It combines an intuitive user interface with features designed so students can study anytime, anywhere. It's a comprehensive platform for taking notes, highlighting and sharing ideas with other students and professors.

How do I access my digital eBook?

eBooks will be made available on your digital bookshelf before the start of each semester and will be found at brytewave.redshelf.com. A notification from BryteWave will be sent to your UC email when they are ready to be accessed. Most digital materials will be accessible through brytewave.redshelf.com where you will sign in with your Utica College email address. You will receive an email containing instructions on how to access your materials from eFollett about 3 weeks prior to class start, please check your email (including the spam folder) for this notification.

**NOTE:If your course is using an access code platform such as Pearson MyLab®, McGraw-Hill Connect®, Cengage MindTap® etc., your ebook will be located within that platform (not in BryteWave) along with your homework and study materials.

How do I get started?

The first email from BryteWave will have a temporary password for your BryteWave account. Login into BryteWave (brytewave.redshelf.com) using your UC email address and the temporary password. Follow the prompts to create a new password and then you will have access to your digital bookshelf.

What if I didn’t get a notification email or I accidentally deleted it?

All BryteWave emails are sent to your Utica College email address. If it happens to go missing, you can reset your BryteWave login anytime by going to brytewave.redshelf.com, selecting “login” at the top right menu, and then selecting “forgot password”. Enter your UC email address and BryteWave will send you a password reset email. Follow the instructions in the email to reset your password and then you will be able to login into BryteWave using your new password.

Can I use my College-issued iPad to read my eBooks?

Absolutely! The goal behind both programs is that you will have easy, convenient access to your eBooks and other electronic course materials through your iPad. Your iPad will come with the necessary tools to use your digital materials where possible. Full instructions on how to use your iPad to read your eBooks are available at brytewave.redshelf.com.

Do I have to use a College-issued iPad to read my e-books?

No, the eBooks will work with a wide range of compatible devices. Your books will be accessible on both Apple and Android tablets and phones, along with standard laptops and computers.

Where do the rest of my books and materials come from?

If it’s not an eBook from BryteWave see the “Your Materials are Ready!” tab of this page for specific information.

 

BryteWave Support Information

BryteWave offers customer service and technical support for faculty and students 24/7 by phone or by email:

Additional support information, FAQ's, how-to's, and technical specs available here.

Any questions please feel free to contact the bookstore at bookst@utica.edu

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