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 Fall 2022 Textbook Returns

Where: Gordon Hartlieb Hall (GHH), Room 101

When: Dec. 15-16, 9 am - 4 pm

Textbook return appointments are available for the following days: 

  • Dec. 12-14 (university finals week, before textbook return days)
  • Dec. 19-21 (after textbook return days until the high school term ends)

To make an appointment and to view specific times available for each day, please scroll down and click on the "Schedule a Textbook Return" button.

Questions? Going on vacation early? Email uaa_middlecollege@alaska.edu

 

 

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. 

Codes and ebooks: Codes for online learning platforms and ebooks will be provided to you by email together with your textbook list prior to the first day of 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. Follow the link for more detailed information.

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.

 

FAQs

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 UAA Middle College homepage 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.