The First Day Complete Program gives you access to all of your course materials… no need to shop around!
Receive all your course materials before the first day of class.
Save 35-50% on the cost of course materials each term.
Benefit from a highly personalized concierge service.
How It Works
Frequently Asked Questions
FIRST DAY® COMPLETE PROGRAM
First Day Complete is a course material model that lowers the cost of materials for students and ensures students have access to all of their required course materials on or before the first day of class. Through this new program, physical books will be conveniently packaged and provided to students on a rental basis, and digital materials will be delivered directly within the campus LMS. Costs will be $25 a credit hour. At the end of the term, students will receive email reminders to return their physical course materials to the bookstore.
- Register for your classes and the bookstore will start preparing your course materials
- One month before classes start, you will receive an email instructing you to select your delivery preference (in-store pickup or shipped directly to you)
- An email notification will be sent when your order is ready for pickup or when it ships
- Your digital materials will be delivered for your course(s) within the LMS
The program provides all required textbooks, lab manuals, access codes and digital textbook versions to eligible students.
The program does not include consumables that cannot be returned and reused such as lab goggles, dissection kits, molecular model kits, engineering kits or nursing kits.
All eligible students will be automatically enrolled in the First Day® Complete program.
While it is NOT recommended, students have the option to opt-out of this program by using this link: https://sso.bncollege.com/bes-sp/bessso/saml/bladenccedu/fdcopt/logon and following the instructions.
Opting out means you will not receive access to your required course materials in a convenient package at a discounted rate.
The deadline to return all rental textbooks is the last day of finals. Students will receive email reminders about the rental deadline to their email address.
Yes, the program provides you with the option to purchase textbooks at a reduced rate during the return period.
Yes, you will have 48 hours to return your textbooks. If you do not return the textbooks, the charges for the bundle will go back onto your account.
Yes, you will still be required to return continuation course textbooks. You will be issued the same title for the next semester of the continuation course.
Students will receive emails and phone calls from the bookstore to remind them to verify their order. If the student does not opt-out, their materials will be held at the bookstore and their student account will be charged.
Yes, if the student does not opt-out, their materials will be held at the bookstore and their student account will be charged.
You may return the book to the bookstore on the same terms and timelines currently in place. If you drop a class and enroll in a different class, the bookstore will “swap” the required textbooks/codes so that you have what you need.