Our Academic Advantage Pack can help you save an average of
40% to 50%* on the cost of traditional textbooks.
*Program Price - $24 per credit hour
With MVCC's Academic Advantage Pack program, students can enjoy a customized concierge service that eliminates the need to search for course materials elsewhere. Through Barnes & Noble College, MVCC is committed to providing students with all the necessary textbooks and instructional materials for all their courses by the first day of class.
Students will be directed to a form through Barnes & Noble College to collect decisions on opting out and opting back in. The opt-out period for Fall 2023 will run until Sept. 15, 2023. To opt out of the Academic Advantage Pack, please complete the Opt-Out Form.
How It Works
When you register for courses, you will be enrolled automatically in the program
You will receive an email 30 days prior to the start of classes, allowing you to verify your order and choose your preferred method of fulfillment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Academic Advantage Pack is a course material model that lowers the cost of materials for students and ensures students have access to all of their required course materials on or before the first day of class. Through this new program, physical books will be conveniently packaged and provided to students on a rental basis, and digital materials will be delivered directly within Brightspace. Costs will be charged to the student's account. For the 2023-2024 year, the cost is $24 per credit hour. At the end of the term, students will receive email reminders to return their physical course materials to the bookstore.
Register for your classes and the bookstore will start preparing your course materials.
One month before classes start, you will receive an email instructing you to select your delivery preference (in-store pickup or shipped directly to you).
An email notification will be sent when your order is ready for pickup or when it ships.
Your digital materials will be delivered for your course(s) in Brightspace.
The program provides all required textbooks, lab manuals, access codes and digital textbook versions to eligible students.
The program does not include consumables that cannot be returned and reused such as lab goggles, dissection kits, molecular model kits, engineering kits or nursing kits.
All eligible students will be automatically enrolled in the Academic Advantage Pack program.
Students will be directed to a form through Barnes & Noble College to collect students decisions on opt-out, opting back in. Students who opt-out will also receive an email asking them if they wish to reconsider and opt-in. The opt-out period for Fall 2023 will run from Aug. 4, 2023, to Sept. 15, 2023. To opt-out of the Academic Advantage Pack, please complete the Opt-Out Form.
Costs will be charged to the student's account. At the end of the term, students will receive email reminders to return their physical course materials to the bookstore.
When you verify your order (sometime within the 30 days before classes start), the system will ask if you would like to pick your books up at the bookstore at no additional charge, or if you would like them shipped to you for a flat rate fee. The fee for UPS Ground is $7.99 per order, no matter the amount of items included.
The deadline to return all rental textbooks is the last day of finals. Students will receive email reminders about the rental deadline to their email address.
Yes, the program provides you with the option to purchase textbooks at a reduced rate during the return period.
Yes, you will still be required to return continuation course textbooks. You will be issued the same title for the next semester of the continuation course.
Students will receive emails and phone calls from the bookstore to remind them to verify their order. If the student does not opt-out, their materials will be held at the bookstore and their student account will be charged.
Yes, if the student does not opt-out, their materials will be held at the bookstore and their student account will be charged.
You may return the book to the bookstore on the same terms and timelines currently in place. If you drop a class and enroll in a different class, the bookstore will “swap” the required textbooks/codes so that you have what you need.
Yes, you will have 48 hours to return your textbooks. If you do not return the textbooks, the charges for the bundle will go back onto your student account.