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    Dec 01, 2021  
2021-2022 Student Handbook 
2021-2022 Student Handbook

Academic Resources


Bookstore Ordering:

Baker College bookstores are operated by Barnes & Noble.

Refunds and Exchanges:

Barnes & Noble College maintains a refund policy developed with students’ welfare in mind. Our standard refund policy is as follows:


The Baker College bookstores will issue refunds in the original form of payment for textbooks purchased at the bookstores if returned in original condition, with the original receipt, and within the first week of classes. Within 30 days of the first day of classes, textbooks with the original receipt and valid proof of add/drop will be refunded.


The bookstores will issue refunds in the original form of payment for electronics purchased at the bookstores if returned in original condition, with the original receipt, and within 14 days of purchase. Opened software, audio books, DVDs, CDs, music, and small electronics may not be returned for refunds but can be exchanged for the same item if defective.

All Other Merchandise

The bookstores will issue refunds in the original form of payment any time during the semester for other merchandise purchased at the bookstore if returned in original condition and with the original receipt. If returned without a receipt, a store credit will be issued at the current selling price. Refunds or exchanges will not be issued for the following items: food and beverages, unwrapped loose-leaf books, activated e-books, custom course materials, outlines, study guides, school guides, magazines, and prepaid cards.

Academic Resource Center (ARC)

Library Services

The mission of the Baker College libraries is to fully support the educational endeavors of the students, faculty, and staff of Baker College by providing service and instruction; by collecting and organizing curriculum-focused resources; and by providing access to new information, products, and services, thereby making the libraries destinations conducive to effective learning and academic success.

The libraries are here to advance students’ learning and career goals at Baker College and offer a variety of services and resources:

Library Website

Research Assistance

  • Personalized sessions with a librarian for assignment-focused help
  • Online research assistance daytime, evening, and weekends
  • Help with APA format

Online Resources

  • Full-text articles from more than 100 databases
  • Over 70,000 searchable Ebooks
  • Access to over 100,000 Ejournals
  • Streaming media covering course-related subjects
  • Available 24/7

Faculty Support

  • Virtual and in-person library instruction sessions for courses
  • Course visits available
  • Assistance with faculty research

Onsite Materials

  • Books, journals, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks
  • Space for research, individual and group study
  • Computer access and printing

Ask Us

  • Visit for help
  • Fill out the form on the right for reference assistance
  • Knowledgebase of previously answered questions

Research Guides

  • Visit to locate program and course-specific resources to electronic books, credible authoritative websites, searchable keywords, topic ideas, focused database choices, journal articles and academic video suggestions.

Additional Services

  • Technical assistance/troubleshooting for online resources
  • Interlibrary loan services - If we don’t have it, we can get it for you.

Tutoring Services

The goal of Baker College Tutoring Services is to promote, support, and encourage academic maturity and excellence in its students. Tutoring Services are housed within the campus Academic Resource Center (ARC), including the Virtual Academic Resource Center.

Baker College offers professional tutor consultants in a variety of disciplines. 

There are two types of tutoring sessions available: asynchronous and synchronous sessions. Below, the types of sessions are explained:

Asynchronous Session: Don’t have time to meet in real-time? Just upload your document and a consultant will provide feedback. You will still be involved with the feedback as you will be provided comments in the margins of your submission as well as a more holistic comment summarizing the revision suggestions, but you and the consultant will not have to be online at the same time during this session. Once you upload your draft, your consultant will provide feedback within a 24-hours period.

Synchronous Session: This means that you and the consultant will be online at the same time. You will work with the consultant online, in real-time. You can use the audio, video, or chat functions, as well as the white board to work together.

Consultants can help you understand an assignment, help at any stage of the writing process, understand concepts, theories and applications, and much more.

Whether you want help with managing your time, understanding the material, becoming a better writer, or becoming a better student, the ARC will help get you on the path to academic and professional success! To schedule an appointment with a consultant or professional tutor, go to Baker College Tutoring Services.

Career Resource Center

The Career Resource Center coordinates a large range of career-related services for students and alumni. It is dedicated to educating, advising, and connecting students to opportunities to help them achieve their career goals.

  • Login to Handshake, Baker College’s online recruiting platform, to post your resume and start connecting with employers.
  • Work with a Career Specialist to receive valuable assistance to help craft a quality resume and learn valuable interviewing skills.
  • A wide variety of essential on-demand career readiness tools to go along with personalized career coaching 
  • Lifetime employment assistance available to all Baker College graduates

Employment Assistance

The Career Resource Center offers assistance to current students and alumni seeking employment and work experience opportunities. Students and alumni can search Handshake for approved employers, apply to available job openings, and access various career resources. 

Work Experience Courses

Undergraduate Work Experience Courses

Baker College work experience courses provide students with opportunities to earn academic credit while gaining professionally supervised work experiences in business, industry, government, and other agencies/organizations. The work experience course must be career oriented and program related. Qualified students in associate and bachelor degree programs are required to participate in internships after the majority of the program major core courses are completed. The objectives of the work experience courses are to prepare students for the transition from classroom to employment and to provide students with a better understanding of the fields they have chosen to enter. These programs also provide valuable experiences necessary for students to obtain related employment. When applicable, students may fulfill their work experience hours with their current employer. 

Health Insurance Coverage for Work Experience Courses

Students are required to cover the costs of any medical care they may need during their work experiences. Health science students are required to have health insurance at all times. Some work experience sites will not accept students who do not have health insurance coverage.