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Student Panel
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To opt-out or opt-in to the Parson BooksPlus program, click here.

PLEASE NOTE: You must make your final selection for the Summer 2024 Semester by June 6.

While Parson BooksPlus provides convenient and affordable access to all required course materials, students have the option to opt-out of this program for every class each semester. Students who opt-out will need to obtain their required textbooks, lab manuals, access codes, and digital materials. Required materials can be viewed on the bookstore website.

PLEASE NOTE: Students are automatically enrolled in the program each semester, so students wishing to opt out of the program will need to do so each semester.

Also known as First Day Complete, this program is a course material model that lowers the cost of materials for students and ensures students have access to all their required course materials on or before the first day of class. Through this new program, physical books will be conveniently packaged and provided to students on a rental basis, and digital materials will be delivered directly within the Blackboard. The cost is $24 per credit hour, which will be applied automatically to students’ accounts as they enroll. At the end of the term, students will receive email reminders to return their physical course materials to the bookstore.

Yes, you will have 48 hours to return your textbooks. If you do not return the textbooks, the charges for the bundle will remain on your student account.

If you have already received your materials, you may simply return the book to the bookstore within 48 hours. If you drop a class and enroll in a different class, the bookstore will “swap” the required textbooks or access codes to ensure that you have what you need for your current course schedule.

Yes, if the student does not opt-out, their materials will be held at the bookstore, and their student account will be charged.

A student will receive emails and phone calls from the bookstore to remind them to verify their order. If the student does not opt-out, rental materials will be held at the bookstore, digital materials will be accessible within Blackboard, and the student’s account will be charged.

Yes, you will still be required to return continuation course textbooks. You will be issued the same title for the next semester of the continuation course.

Yes, the program provides you with the option to purchase textbooks at a reduced rate during the return period.

The deadline to return all rental textbooks is the last day of finals for the semester. Students will receive email reminders ahead of the rental deadline.