NOVA All Access

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Get your course materials with NOVA All Access

Our NOVA All Access program gives you access to all of your course materials, no need to shop around!

What is NOVA All Access?

NOVA All Access is a course material model that lowers the cost of materials for you and ensures you’ll have access to all your required course materials on or before the first day of class. Through this new program, physical books will be conveniently packaged and provided to you on a rental basis, and digital materials will be delivered directly within Canvas. Costs will be applied as a course charge. At the end of the term, you’ll receive email reminders to return your physical course materials to the bookstore.

  • Receive all your course materials before the first day of class.
  • Save 35-50% on the cost of course materials each term.

How it Works

Register For Classes

Upon registering for courses, you will be automatically enrolled into the program. Once you've successfully selected your courses, the bookstore will start preparing your order.

Verify Your Order

Starting 30 days before the first day of classes, you will receive an email to verify your order and select your fulfillment preference.

Receive Your Textbooks

An email notification will be sent when your order is ready for pickup or when it ships. Your digital materials will be delivered for your course(s) within Canvas.

To Access Your Personalized Course Materials Page

After enrolling in your courses, you’ll be able to access your personalized course materials page and—when you receive our email—verify your selections here:

To Opt Out of NOVA All Access

You can, if you prefer, choose not to participate in the program. 

You can opt out of NOVA All Access beginning 30 days before the beginning of your session. If you’re enrolled in multiple sessions (e.g., 15-week classes and 2nd-7-week classes), your opt-out period begins 30 days before the beginning of your earliest session (e.g., the 15-week session).

The opt-out period ends on the last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit   (what we call the “census date”). If you’re enrolled in multiple sessions, your opt-out window ends on the census date for  your earliest session.

You can  review the beginning and census dates for each session on the  College’s Academic Calendar and NOVA Online Calendar. Make sure you note your opt-out window each semester, so you can make the decision that’s right for you.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The cost is $22.50 per credit hour. This covers all non-consumable course materials that are required for the course.

All students will be automatically enrolled in NOVA All Access unless their program is excluded.

The program provides all required textbooks, lab manuals, access codes and digital materials to eligible students.

You can opt out of NOVA All Access and get your course materials as before. The opt-out period will open 30 days before the first day of class and close on the census date for the session, as described above. (See the College’s Academic Calendar and NOVA Online Calendar for specific dates).

During the opt-out period, you may opt-out and even opt back in if you determine that NOVA All Access is the best fit for you.

The program does not include consumables that cannot be returned and reused, such as lab goggles, dissection kits, molecular model kits, engineering kits or nursing kits.

If you change your mind about opting out of NOVA All Access during the “opt-out window” and you want to opt back in, please click the “Opt-In” link included in the confirmation email you receive when you opt-out.

You must make your final selection by the census date. Please review the College’s Academic Calendar and NOVA Online Calendar for specific census dates.

If you determine that NOVA All Access is not the best fit for your needs, the required materials for your course(s) can be viewed on the bookstore website. Your course materials will be readily available online or in the store.

All physical materials provided through NOVA All Access are rentals. However, you will have the option to purchase your textbooks at a reduced rate during the rental return period.

OER courses are included in the NOVA All Access program. If you are only taking OER courses and you have no cost for materials, you should opt-out of the program. If you are taking a combination of OER and non-OER courses, take a look at your personalized course materials page to determine your cost savings. This will vary by semester and depends on your course load.

Your decision each semester is to participate in NOVA All Access or not. You cannot opt out for specific classes, but you will be able to change your selection each semester, if you feel that NOVA All Access is a better fit for you that semester.

All electronic and digital materials are delivered directly to your Canvas course. You will not need access codes or cards.