IncludED

​​​​​IncludED Program

Dallas College’s IncludED program provides students* access to the learning materials (Ebooks, textbooks, and some supplies depending on the course/program) at the start of each semester. The IncludED Program allows students to focus on their education as opposed to figuring out how to find and pay for their learning materials.

*Students enrolled in Early College and Dual Credit programs may also participate in the IncludED Program through their designated high school, provided that the high school has opted in.

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How Does It Work?

Through the IncludED program, the price of most required learning materials — including textbooks, online publisher content and some supplies (depends on course and/or program), will be included with the price of tuition.

Nearly 75% of students agree that having access to their own textbook often helps them earn a better grade in a class.

With IncludED, students will have access to course materials when classes start. A vast majority (77%) of Dallas College faculty use course materials, like a textbook, during each class. As a result, it is even more important for students to have those materials on hand and be ready to use them when needed.

 
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How Do I Participate?

All students are initially included in the program; however, students may opt-out of the program during specified opt-out periods each semester. For each Fall and Spring semesters, students may opt-out between the first day of registration and the Wednesday before the start of each term. Additional opt-out date information can be found in the FAQs below.

 

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A student of this institution is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from a university-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Students can use alternative sources that may or may not be less expensive, such as independent retailers, including online retailers.

 

Frequently Asked Questions About IncludED

Most courses use ebooks or courseware so your eBooks will be included in your eCampus course under the tab entitled "Learning Materials."

All students are initially included in the program; however, students may opt-out of the program during specified opt-out periods each semester. For each Fall and Spring semesters, students may opt-out between the first day of registration and the Wednesday before the start of each term. Additional information about opt-out dates for each term can be found in the What Are the Opt-Out Dates for this Academic Year? FAQ below.

To opt-out of the program or to view your IncludED status, please go to the Books and Supplies Heading in your student eConnect account.

View Opt-Out Tutorial

Students are automatically in the IncludED program. There is no action a student needs to take to be in the IncludED program. If a student chooses to opt-out, they can do so via the Books and Supplies Heading in your student eConnect account.

Students may opt-out of the program during the opt-out periods each semester. If you wish to opt back in for a later date, send an email to cashiers@dcccd.edu with your full name, student ID and a brief statement of your request to explain why you would like to opt back in.

Opt-out dates are generally the Wednesday before the first day of class:

  • August 18, 2021: last day to opt-out for the Fall
  • December 1, 2021 last day to opt-out for the Winter Term
  • January 12, 2022 last day to opt-out for the Spring
  • May 11, 2022 is the last day to opt-out for the May Term
  • June 1, 2022 last day to opt-out for the Summer

If you are a student enrolled in a Summer II or second 8-week course, please be aware that separate opt-out dates are not available for these sessions.

Students who miss the opt-out dates will have the opportunity to opt out during the next available period.

Students may save as much as 50% on course materials with the IncludED bundle, depending on the type of content selected for a class. Since your learning materials are now bundled with the cost of tuition, students will not receive a separate book disbursement from financial aid.

The savings are real. Below are examples of how much students could save in a math, biology and English class.

Math class at Mountain View in Spring 2020

  • Pearson MYMATHLAB Retail Price: $105.55
  • IncludED Price: Included with tuition

Biology class at Eastfield in Spring 2020

  • Campbell Biology with Mastering Biology: $122.25
  • Exploring Biology Lab Manual: $95.10
  • Total book costs for Biology: $217.35
  • IncludED Price: Included with tuition

English class at North Lake in Spring 2020

  • Norton Field Guide to Writing: $75.60
  • IncludED Price: Included with tuition

Most courses use ebooks or courseware so your eBooks will be included in your eCampus course under the tab entitled "Learning Materials." With Dallas College moving its classes primarily online for the Spring 2021 semester, all physical materials (textbooks and supplies) will be shipped to your mailing address on file.

IMPORTANT: Please ensure your address is current by updating your address in eConnect under the My Personal Information, Update My Address tab.

The IncludED Program works on a semester-basis and learning materials are supplied at the beginning of each semester on or near the first day of class.

All students are initially included in the program; however, students may opt-out of the program during specified opt-out periods each semester. For each Fall and Spring semesters, students may opt-out between the first day of registration and the Wednesday before the start of each team.

To opt-out of the program or to view your IncludED status, please go to the Books and Supplies Heading in your student eConnect account.

Only materials identified by your instructor or department as "required" are part of the program. Check the campus bookstore page to review availability of other recommended materials at efollett.com.

Beginning with Fall 2020 registration, students will no longer receive book disbursement funds. Students will continue to receive all remaining financial aid funds as a refund, instead of receiving a book disbursement.

Printed books are the students' to keep. Digital materials will be available based on the publisher's terms.

Students can contact Student Technical Support at 1-866-374-7169 or email ServiceDesk@dcccd.edu.

Students can also email studentquestions@dcccd.edu. (There might be a 24-hour delay in response to email inquiries.)

For technical issues with eCampus, students can contact the Student Help Desk at 1-866-374-7169 or serviceDesk@dcccd.edu.

If a student drops a class, they need to call the bookstore for directions on returning physical books. Electronic material will be disabled when a student drops a class.

Yes. Students will need to contact the bookstore for more information. If available, print versions may be purchased for an additional fee.

Please Note: Allow up to 6 weeks for delivery depending upon availability.

If you are a student with a qualified disability requiring print versions, please contact the office of Accessibility Services at 972-699-6400 or email DSSO@dcccd.edu for more information.

Yes. For physical items such as print materials and kits, students will receive an email and tracking information from their campus bookstore when the order has been fulfilled.

Digital materials will be available based on the publisher's terms.

If a student earns an incomplete, the instructor will work with the bookstore and publisher to ensure access. (The bookstore will ensure students have access for up to 90 days to complete needed work).

Most courses use eBooks or Courseware included in your eCampus course. It is recommended that you download the Blackboard App to access your Learning Materials using a mobile device or tablet.

A student can print, but it is up to the publisher how much of the ebook can be printed.

Please email any IncludED questions directly to studentquestions@dcccd.edu.

 
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