Middle College Textbooks

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Please be aware: Information on this page pertains exclusively to Alaska Middle College School (AMCS) students who are currently enrolled in the program. All other UAA students should direct textbook questions to their professors, their advisors, or the UAA Online Bookstore.

AMCS Textbook Support

For support with AMCS textbooks, help with codes/ebooks, or to schedule a time to meet with the textbook coordinator, email uaa_middlecollege@alaska.edu



Fall 2023 Textbook Pickup

This fall, students can expect to receive their textbook lists via email on or before Friday, August 18. Textbook pickup for new incoming Middle College students is scheduled for Friday, August 25 (picture day) from 8:30 am - 4 pm. Returning Middle College students can begin picking up textbooks on Thursday, August 24. Textbook pickup appointments will also be availabe to schedule on certain days -- check back later for more details! If you have questions about your textbooks through Middle College, please email uaa_middlecollege@alaska.edu.

  • Textbook Pickup Days: August 24 (returning students) and August 25 (new students) from 8:30 am to 4 pm in Gordon Hartlieb Hall (GHH) Room 101. No appointment is required, just walk in and drop off your books. 
  • Schedule a textbook pickup: Use the button above to schedule your textbook pickup on a different day. The Bookings page will be open up the week of August 21. If nothing works for you and you need to schedule a specific time to return your textbooks outside of what's available, please email me!



How to Read Your AMCS Textbook List

Book: Everything listed as a book on your list is a physical textbook that you must pick up. Physical books are always highlighted in your textbook list!

Codes and ebooks: Students can access all of their etextbooks, codes, and inclusive access materials through their UAA student bookstore account. The UAA Bookstore sends students information about their codes directly to their university emails. All digital materials will become available by the first day of UAA classes. If you are having trouble accessing your online materials, email uaa_middlecollege@alaska.edu

Inclusive access materials/Day One Digital: Inclusive access materials are textbooks and learning platforms provided to you by your professor when you enroll in their class.

No required textbooks/Free online materials: Either there are no required textbooks for your course, or your professor will provide you with your course materials for free as open access materials. 


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General Textbook Information

AMCS students should direct all textbook questions to uaa_middlecollege@alaska.edu. All communications about your textbooks will also come from this email.

Textbooks and other course materials for program approved courses are all purchased on behalf of AMCS students. Once students meet with their Middle College advisor and finalize their classes, the Student Success Program Assistant orders their textbooks on their behalf.

Students are responsible for keeping textbooks in the same condition as when received, and for returning physical textbooks on a specified date determined by Middle College at the end of the semester.



Common Textbook Questions

Textbook Pickup

Textbook Return

  • What textbooks do I need to return? Which textbooks can I keep?

    All physical books must be returned at the end of the semester. This includes bound books, loose-leaf/binder textbooks, lab manuals, and any unused codes.

    You do not have to return any workbooks you have written in or used codes. Workbooks are books that consist only of activities with space for you to write in them. Textbooks that have space for you to write in them but function as the main textbook for the class are not workbooks! 

  • When do I return my textbooks?
    Instructions on how and when to return your textbooks will be emailed to your @alaska.edu email during the last month of the semester. Watch for announcements about textbook returns from your advisors, or visit the Middle College Advising page for news on textbook return dates.
  • I'm going to be gone the week of textbook returns. What should I do?
    Email uaa_middlecollege@alaska.edu and let us know if you can't make the dates. If you can return your textbooks early, then please do so. Otherwise, you should plan to arrange a time to return your textbooks after you get back from your trip.
  • Is there a penalty or fee for late textbooks?

    There is no fine for late textbooks. However there are some consequences for unreturned textbooks:

    If you do not return your textbooks for a semester and you are continuing with the program the following semester, your free textbooks will be on hold until you return all outstanding textbooks. 

    If you still have outstanding AMCS textbooks unreturned at the end of the school year, AMCS will charge the cost to replace the books to your account. This fee will be removed as soon as you return your textbooks, but the fee will remain on your account until then or until you pay it.