Most educators agree that students who don’t have access to required course materials on the first day of class are at a disadvantage. In a survey of over 22,000 college students, 64 percent said they opted out of buying course materials for the first day of class.
This decision can have a negative impact on students’ choices, including:
- Taking fewer courses per semester
- Not registering for a course
- Dropping a course
- Failing a course
Getting required course materials into the hands of students on the first day of class can be a surprisingly complex process. Working together with institutional leaders, faculty, and college resellers, we’re putting innovative digital delivery models in place that simplify getting students access to the materials they need from the very first day of class while improving affordability.