Welcome to ABAC Inclusive Access!
ABAC Inclusive Access is a program that began at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Fall of 2018 with the goal of ensuring that students have their required course materials on the first day of class at a highly competitive price. ABAC Inclusive Access provides the required course materials through the student’s D2L/GeorgiaView account. This allows The Stallion Shop at ABAC to reduce student costs in comparison to traditional printed textbooks.
Why ABAC Inclusive Access?
The cost of printed textbooks has increased tremendously over the last 30 years. Due to the decline of textbooks sales and publishers opting to print fewer physical books, the number of used and rental textbooks available for purchase are harder to acquire. As a result, students are sacrificing academic success by not purchasing course materials at all. ABAC Inclusive Access allows The Stallion Shop to negotiate pricing with publishers to obtain students great discounts. And because all products are digital, they can be delivered to students on or before the first day of class!
How much does Inclusive Access cost?
The cost varies depending on the course materials selected by the instructor; however, the prices are less expensive than purchasing the materials directly through the publisher and up to 80% less than the cost of a new, printed textbook.
How do I pay for ABAC Inclusive Access?
Upon enrollment in a course using Inclusive Access, your student account will be charged for your course materials. If you decide to withdraw from the course during drop/add, your student account will be refunded for the course materials.
How do I access my materials?
All course materials will be accessed through GeorgiaView on or before the first day of class. Your instructor should provide specific instructions on how to access your course materials and each may set theirs up differently.
What are my options if I do not wish to participate in Inclusive Access or have already purchased the material?
The Stallion Shop has worked with the publishers to obtain your course materials at the lowest available cost. These materials are required by your instructor. If you have already purchased your course materials from another source or do not wish to participate in the program, you will need to opt-out of the program by the opt-out date to receive a full refund, which will be applied to your account a few weeks into the semester. Once you opt-out, you will no longer be able to access the materials through GeorgiaView.
How do I opt-out? What if I want to opt back in?
Opt-out instructions are sent in an email to all students enrolled in an Inclusive Access course. Follow these instructions and be sure to opt-out by the deadline to avoid charges. You can opt back in through the RedShelf portal, if you change your mind, as long as it is prior to the opt-out deadline
What if I prefer a printed/physical textbook?
Your digital course materials will include an ebook, however, if you prefer a printed textbook, you are welcome to purchase or rent one (where applicable) for The Stallion Shop AFTER the opt-out date has passed and provided you have not chosen to opt-out.
What if I drop the course?
If you dropped the course during Drop/Add, you will automatically be refunded the Inclusive Access charge. Students who drop after the Drop/Add deadline will be charged for the cost of the Inclusive Access materials.
Who should I contact if I am having trouble accessing the materials?
Instructors can usually help with this issue, so start with the instructor. If the instructor is unable to help, RedShelf (our platform partner) can help by going to their solve page at https://solve.redshelf.com/hc/en-us or emailing them at email@example.com.