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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 2017 Request Class Book Lists by: January 20, 2017
Request copies of new and revised Cal Poly Reader Coursepacks by: February 17, 2017
Summer 2017 Request Class Book Lists by: March 27, 2017
Request copies of new and revised Cal Poly Reader Coursepacks by: May 10, 2017
Fall 2017 Request Class Book Lists by: Mar 27, 2017
Request copies of new and revised Cal Poly Reader Coursepacks by: July 20, 2017
Winter 2018 Request Class Book Lists by: October 16, 2018
Request copies of new and revised Cal Poly Reader Coursepacks by: November 10, 2017
Spring 2018 Request Class Book Lists by: January 23, 2018
Request copies of new and revised Cal Poly Reader Coursepacks by: February 19, 2018

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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