As Inside Higher Ed recently stated under included access agreements, “If students want to download the content to access it beyond the duration of their course, there is often an additional fee.” Meanwhile, students` access to texts during the semester usually depends on Wi-Fi access, as the books themselves cannot be downloaded. Guaranteed Transfer Option: Students wishing to attend James Madison University for teacher licensing programs can participate in a special agreement that results in a guaranteed transfer if students maintain an average of 3.0. Contact THE PVCC Admissions & Advice Center for more information. A degree used to mean learning from texts, collecting a cumulative pool of skills and reference materials. But with the advent of textbooks, the rules of learning are being rewritten, not by education professionals, nor according to students` needs. But they must: Most homeowners only grant the slightest window (usually 30 days) that allow a student to change their mind and choose to buy the book they have already rented. They will then be bound by the conditions of their lease and responsible for the return of the book, regardless of its usefulness. Similar restrictions apply to e-books and digital editions licensed monthly by the user: students lose access to these texts forever at the end of the rental period, unless they are ready to re-enroll. Similarly, the recent growth of the included access model, which pools digital spend and enrolls entire courses to get them at a discounted price, favor fees directly in students` tuition, favor digital rentals, and prevent the routine use of such texts after the end of the course. But that`s where traders bet. In the language of the rental industry, this is called a breakup, and book sellers, just like car rentals, estimate that a percentage of tenants (10 to 20 percent, in the case of textbook rental companies) will eventually violate the terms of their contracts. . .