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Placing a pre-order if NOT registered for classes

Watch a quick video that shows a student pre-ordering textbooks, or skip to the step-by-step instructions below the video:


  1. After reading these instructions Click the “Pre-Order Textbooks” button at the botom of this page
  2. In order to pre-order all of your course materials for the classes you will be registered in, follow the steps below using the boxes on the left side of the web page.
    1. In the first Department box, choose the top option, “*Pre-Order All [Term] Course Materials”.
    2. Once selected, choose "9999" in the Course box.
    3. Once selected, choose "999" in the Section box.
    4. After choosing "999" in the Section box “*PREORDER - 9999Section 999” will appear in your course list on the right hand side of the page.
    5. By using the “Pre-Order All Course Materials” option, our system will automatically pull your full course list approximately 2 weeks prior to classes starting. At that point, we will generate a book list for you based on your class list and email you all book information.
  3. Once the above steps are complete, and you see the “*PREORDER - 9999Section 999” option in your course list, continue on by clicking on the “Choose Pre-Order Options” button at the bottom right of the page.
  4. At this point, you will need to make 2 decisions regarding your order:
    1. You must choose Required materials only, or required plus optional materials
      • Required materials are everything your professor says are required to take their class
      • Optional materials are items that may help you in the class, or enhance your learning experience in some way. These items can include study guides, practice problems or optional reading materials.
    2. You must choose the type of course materials you wish to receive (New, Used, New Rental or Used Rental). This is done on the bottom of the page by ranking the materials in the order you wish to receive them.
      • Choose the type of book you want most, and place a “1” in that box. Continue down the line until you have filled out all 4 boxes. The type of material you want least should have a “4” in the box.
      • All boxes must be filled out, as some course materials are sometimes only available in one of the formats.
      • By default, the boxes are filled out in the cheapest configuration, with Used Rental books as “1” and New Books as “4”.
      • We will fill all orders solely based on your preferences. If you choose Used Rental books as your first preference, we will try our best to give you all Used Rental books, if available.
  5. Once you have chosen your pre-order options, choose to “Continue” at the bottom right of the page. This will add your pre-order to your cart.
  6. The price of the pre-order will come up as TBD – the price information will be emailed to you at a later date, once we have all of the course information from your professors.
  7. At this point, create and account and complete the checkout process!

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