Beloit College Chooses Akademos as Online Bookstore Partner

Industry: Book Store

New partnership offers college community personalized, convenient online platform for apparel and course materials

Norwalk, CT (PRUnderground) June 16th, 2020

Beloit College, a Wisconsin-based liberal arts college recognized for its curricular innovation, has partnered with Akademos to bring an exciting virtual bookstore experience to students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The new online bookstore will launch to support the summer 2020 term.

Seamless integration between Beloit’s student information system and the Akademos course materials platform will provide a personalized, first-class customer experience with access to an expanded selection of affordable course materials. Students have the opportunity to use most payment options including financial aid on all textbook purchases no matter the material format. The Akademos Guaranteed Buyback program provides additional savings to dramatically lower out of pocket course material expenses.

“We are pleased to be partnering with Akademos to offer our students a wider variety of affordable course materials,” said  Whitney Helm, Beloit College Spokesperson. “This choice reflects our continued commitment to provide our students with all of the tools that they need to succeed, on campus and beyond graduation.”

Beloit’s faculty and administration benefit from the comprehensive adoption tools and powerful data and analytics technology. From guided course material adoptions and real-time price comparisons, to streamlined data collection and customizable reporting, no other online bookstore solution provides this level of valuable insights into material selection, purchasing, utilization, and overall student success. In addition to supporting Beloit College with a course materials platform, Akademos will provide a robust selection of Beloit College merchandise.

“At Akademos, we’ve seen that access to a comprehensive course materials platform and affordable and accessible textbooks results in more satisfied, prepared students and overall success for the institution,” said Raj Kaji, CEO, Akademos. “We’re excited to partner with Beloit College, and look forward to providing them with the technology, outstanding support and service, and affordability desired to empower their students to lead fulfilling lives.”

About Beloit College

Beloit College is a private liberal arts college in Beloit, Wisconsin. Founded in 1846, while the state of Wisconsin was still a territory, it is the oldest continuously operated college in the state. It is recognized for its longstanding commitment to curricular innovation, as well as its first-year initiatives and international education programs. The Beloit College community is diverse and noted for its passionate engagement with ideas and the world as its 1,300 students are from nearly every state as well as 44 nations. Beloit College offers more than fifty majors, thirty minors, a number of dual-degree and pre-professional programs, more than thirty international programs and dozens of domestic study programs. For more information, visit www.beloit.edu

About Akademos

Akademos provides higher education institutions with a full-service online platform to manage course materials, from monitoring adoptions and compliance to purchasing textbooks to measuring utilization. More than just an online bookstore, we give school administrators a single platform to streamline course adoptions and meet compliance regulations. For students, the platform simplifies the purchasing and access of materials through a personalized portal that connects with school SIS, LMS, and payment systems. Akademos gives colleges and universities a more transparent, convenient, and cost-effective solution to manage how course materials are used and measured, helping to improve textbook affordability and student success. Learn more at www.akademos.com

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