The Higher Education Opportunity Act—enacted by Congress in 2008—mandates that all colleges and universities include information about required and recommended textbooks in their online course searches to assist students during the registration process. The intention of the HEOA requirement is to ensure that students have access to affordable course materials by decreasing costs to students and enhancing transparency and disclosure with respect to the selection, purchase, sale and use of course materials.
WMU must comply with HEOA requirements as a condition of receiving student financial aid from the federal government. In accordance with the HEOA all textbook and course materials must be listed by the first day of course registration. To ensure this information is available WMU has established textbook requisition deadlines that are typically two weeks prior to the date the schedule opens for viewing.
Textbook order due dates
|Fall 2015||Feb 13, 2015|
|Spring 2016||Sep 15, 2015|
|Summer I/II 2016||Jan 11, 2016|
|Fall 2016||Feb 12, 2016|
|Spring 2017||Sep 16, 2016|
|Summer I/II 2017||Jan 13, 2017|
|Fall 2017||Feb 10, 2017|
- Follett’s Online Adoption to Order Course Materials
- Simulation Online Adoption Outline (link)
- Simulation Online Adoption for Supply Ordering (link)
For assistance please contact Charles Hendrix, Course Materials Manager (269) 387-3917 or (269) 387-3937