Immediate Access Highlights

San Francisco State University and the SFSU Bookstore have partnered with publishers to get students the lowest possible pricing for their course materials, which will be delivered directly through Canvas prior to class start. Learn more about Immediate Access.

"I researched the costs of introductory economics textbooks from various publishers, which revealed (unfortunately) the wide cost dispersion. I shared these findings with my department. As a more informed department, we all were able to negotiate affordable prices for the texts we use. Creating competition among publishers is healthy and can get us better resources for our students at affordable prices. I supplemented the e-textbook and homework platform by creating over 80 videos that are completely open source so that students can access the course content anywhere, anytime. This is helpful, especially after students have taken the course and need to prepare for the intermediate courses. Students can always refer back to these materials on YouTube even after their license has expired."

—Venoo Kakar, Economics Department




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"As a first-generation college graduate and a member that serves the scholarship committee, I always know how difficult for students to balance their study and work and to pay off their tuitions."

—Lele Chen, Accounting Department

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"Students find it very easy to get registered and pay for the material because their student account is connected to Immediate Access through the bookstore."

Wei Huang, Accounting Department

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"Students perform better in class after I have adopted the AIM materials. Before I adopted AIM, many students missed reading and assignments during the first few weeks when they struggled to come up with the money for the book. These weeks are crucial because they build a foundation for the entire course. With AIM, students can focus on learning from the beginning of the semester since they have immediate access to the materials."

—Min Chen, Accounting Department

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"Students appreciate the marked reduction in material costs with the additional venues for purchase. Also, students avoid paying for the materials if they withdraw from the class before the deadline."

—Chun-Chia Amy Chang, Accounting Department

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"There is a lot of new information being given to students at the beginning of the semester, so simplifying the textbook buying experience is a plus for students. They are given access to the material immediately rather than after they purchase it."

—Joanne Sopt, Accounting Department