Members of Hood College’s class of 2020 will receive an iPad at summer orientation. Students will own and be responsible
for the iPad immediately upon receipt. Although Hood College wants all full-time, first-year students to have an iPad
as a supplement to classroom instructional technology and techniques, students are not required to accept the iPad being
offered. Following are the steps to take to get ready for your iPad.
Review the Student iPad Receipt and Use Agreement
Each student will sign the Student iPad Receipt and Use Agreement when they receive their iPad during summer
orientation. Please review the document that follows on the next page to ensure that you are familiar with the College’s
expectations and the terms of the agreement.
Establish an iTunes account or add the iPad to your existing account
Hood College students who receive an iPad will need to create a personal iTunes account to download any free apps Hood
College recommends and to purchase apps that faculty members may require for a class. To establish an iTunes account,
visit www.apple.com/itunes. Click the blue “Download iTunes” button. Then select “Download Now.” Once iTunes is
downloaded, click “Store” then “Account” then “New Account.” Enter a credit card number to activate your account or follow
the procedures to create one without a credit card. This account will allow you to download apps for your iPad.
Students who already have an iTunes account will need to add the iPad as a device to their existing account.
Explore insurance in case your iPad is damaged, lost or stolen
Though not mandated, Hood College strongly recommends that each student who receives an iPad purchase insurance
or verify whether an existing homeowner’s policy will cover an iPad used at school in case of damage, loss or theft. If the
iPad is damaged, lost or stolen, the student is expected to replace it. Below is a partial list of iPad insurance providers.
Hood College does not endorse any of these third-party companies. Compare their prices and coverage carefully since the
premium, deductible, duration of the policy and coverage will vary. Some insurers will not cover theft while others will not
cover accidental spills and damage, etc. Verify before purchasing any insurance. The iPad and charger are valued minimally
at approximately $400.
||$50 per year
||$100 for two years
|Worth Avenue Group
||$40 per year
||$100 for two years
||$120 for two years
||$39 for one year
*Price estimates are based on posted web pages and selecting supplied options. Coverage and cost will vary based on your
Explore purchasing AppleCare
Though not mandated, Hood College strongly recommends that students get AppleCare for their iPad. AppleCare provides
telephone technical support and a limited warranty for hardware failure not caused by damage, loss or theft. Visit the
AppleCare web page at www.apple.com/support/products/ for details. iPad owners can only purchase AppleCare within 30
days following the date the iPad is linked to iTunes.
Check to see if your books are available for the iPad
Faculty will continue to specify the textbooks, books and allied materials that they expect students to use for class.
Depending on whether the book publisher has made this possible, students might be able to acquire eTextbooks for download
to an iPad or other computer. Depending on the eTextbook provider, eTextbooks can be downloaded onto a computer
or rented from the Cloud for periods such as 180 days and in some cases may be accessible only when an Internet connection
exists. Students can acquire books through the Hood College Barnes and Noble bookstore or use other book and
eTextbook retailers, leaders of which include Barnes and Noble, CourseSmart, Inkling and Amazon Kindle.
At this time not all physical books are available in an eText format, not all eText formats are available from every eTextbook
provider, and not all eTextbooks are able to download to an iPad, so some exploration may be needed.