Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. ~ Joseph Addison
Students: Order you eTextbooks here. Once you have ordered your eTextbooks, login to CourseSmart and begin reading.
Stratford University textbook program will ensure that you will receive your textbooks in a timely manner that you get the most out your educational experience at Stratford. The University will order and distribute all books. The student is responsible for following up. Any questions or concerns can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Textbooks are complimentary for students at Stratford University. Students must be registered at least one-week before the beginning of classes to receive textbooks on time. If the student does not receive a textbook due to lack of attendance during the normal period of textbook distribution (the first two weeks of class) then the student is responsible for obtaining the textbook through their own means. If the same textbook is used for two courses in a sequence (such as ISM500 and ISM510), only one book will be issued for both
As a student, you either hold “residential” status or “online” status. If you have ever taken a class on campus or plan on taking a class on campus, you are a residential student. If 100 percent of all your classes are taken online and will always be taken online, you are an “online student.” If you are unsure of your status or if you have the wrong status, contact the Registrar’s office.
If you are a “residential student,” all your textbooks will be picked up from campus, including textbooks for online courses and general education courses. Textbooks for campus classes will be picked up from your instructor. Textbooks for online courses and Arts & Science courses will be picked up from your campus library or textbook distribution room. Please note: even if you registered for only online courses for the upcoming quarter, you are still considered a residential student and you must pick up all your online textbooks from campus.
If you are an “online student,” all your textbooks will be sent to the address on file in the Registrar's Office by the first day of the Quarter. If your address has recently changed, please notify the Registrar's Office prior to the registering for classes. If you have not received your textbooks by the first day of the quarter, contact email@example.com.
If you are taking Arts & Science courses -- These textbooks will be borrowed from the library by the student. At the end of the quarter, the student will be required to return the book to the library. If the textbook is not returned by the end of the quarter, the student will be charged for the textbook. Online students will receive prepaid postage in the mail in order to return their arts & science textbooks. Arts & Science courses include English (ENG), Humanities (HUM), Mathematics (MAT), Psychology (PSY), and Science (SCI) courses.
Follett books will be onsite to buyback the books directly from the student at the end of each quarter beginning with Quarter.
- Buyback On-Campus -- Follett Virtual Bookstores will set up a designated location on your home campus where you bring your textbooks. Follett will scan your textbooks and evaluate the condition of the textbooks to determine the total payout and pay the student in cash.
- Buyback Online-- Follett Virtual Bookstores will provide an online method of returning textbooks for buyback you cannot be present for the on-campus buyback or if you are an online student.
- General Education textbooks cannot be sold to Follett and must be returned to your campus library.
Buyback payments will be in cash and conform to the following guidelines.
- Stratford Price – Up to 50% of the original cost of the textbook. This is applied to all titles Stratford University will be using in upcoming quarters. Market Value Price --20% to 40% of original book price. This is applied to all titles which Stratford will not use in the upcoming quarters. Follett reserves the right to refuse any book at their discretion. If there are newer editions used in the next quarter, then Follett will not buy the textbook.
The final price that you will be paid for your returned textbook will be determined by its condition. The following guidelines are used to determine value.
- Good Condition Used
- Covers and spine intact
- Joined at both the back and the front of the textbook
- Normal wear and tear is acceptable
- Moderate writing, highlighting, and underlining are acceptable
- Poor Condition Used
- Covers and spine torn from front and/or back of the textbook
- All or any portion of the spine or cover is missing
- No Value
- Water damage
- Binding is missing
- Pages are loose
Stratford University has partnered with Follett Higher Education Group to execute the book program. Follett Higher Education Group is a company that has supplied textbooks to educational institutions for over 135 years and with revenues in excess of $2.5 billion it has the resources to meet the textbook needs of Stratford’s University’s faculty and student body.
Any questions on book procedures should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org