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Adoptions

Textbook Adoptions

The textbook adoption process is a relatively simple process. The key is to meet the deadlines. The earlier we receive your textbook adoption forms, the more used copies we can obtain from students and used book wholesalers.

College bookstores across the country are competing for a limited supply of used books, particularly for newer titles, which of course have fewer total used copies in circulation. If wholesalers know we are seeking certain titles, they will be in a better position to purchase them for us on other campuses and we will be able to pass those savings along to Cal Poly students.

To ensure that we will have the best selection of textbooks and courseware in-stock and ready when students register for classes, please make note of upcoming dates:

Term Adoption Requests Adoption Dates
Spring 2016 Request Class Book Lists by: January 15, 2016
Request copies of new and revised Cal Poly Reader Coursepacks by: February 18, 2016
Summer 2016 Request Class Book Lists by: April 15, 2016
Request copies of new and revised Cal Poly Reader Coursepacks by: May 13, 2016
Fall 2016 Request Class Book Lists by: April 15, 2016
Request copies of new and revised Cal Poly Reader Coursepacks by: July 15, 2016
Winter 2017 Request Class Book Lists by: October 14, 2016
Request copies of new and revised Cal Poly Reader Coursepacks by: November 10, 2016
Spring 2017 Request Class Book Lists by: January 20, 2017
Request copies of new and revised Cal Poly Reader Coursepacks by: February 17, 2017

Adopt Your Textbooks Now

Watch this simple guide to learn how to order your textbooks or download the tutorial (pdf).

 

Textbook & Coursepack Orders

Phone: (805) 756-1171
Email: courseware@calpoly.edu

Class Kit Orders

Phone: (805) 756-5313
Email: cboyne@calpoly.edu

 
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