Review the instructor's course syllabus for the required version of the textbook. Purchase the textbook before the course begins.
Do not write or remove shrink wrap on textbooks until after the start of class in case you need to return the textbook.
Two weeks before the start of the semester, the bookstores provide information about textbooks required for specific courses. Textbooks may be purchased new, used or rented. The college bookstore will mail your textbook at your request.