Textbooks are an essential component to success as a college student. Carefully review PQC's new information related to textbooks. All students are responsible for ensuring access to all of their required textbooks. Access is defined by purchasing new or used textbooks (bound or e-text versions), renting textbooks or sharing with a classmate(s).
College textbooks can be very expensive. Paul Quinn College makes efforts to reduce the costs to students by adopting textbooks that are widely available in a variety of formats (new, used, online, for rent or purchase). An adopted textbook will be used for at least four semesters, unless there has been a drastic change to the field or the book is no longer readily available.
PQC does not have a bookstore on campus. To support the academic success of students, all details needed for acquiring access to textbooks is provided at the beginning of the semester. Students are advised to refer to their course syllabi once registered for classes and/or to confirm the needed text with their individual instructor before purchasing. Once a particular textbook is no longer needed, students are encouraged to sell their textbooks to fellow students or textbook vendors.
To acquire textbooks:
1) Determine eligibility for Financial Aid (FA) funds. FA refund or work-study earnings are to be used for college related expenses, such as required textbooks.
2) Students who do not receive a FA refund or are ineligible for work-study are still required to purchase or to have access to required textbooks.
3) Take the ACCUPLACER exam for placement in math and English courses.
4) Review the course syllabus for required book information and/or contact the course instructor to confirm the required book.
5) Search for the needed books online or in local bookstores. Online book purchases will require a major credit card OR a debit card with a major credit card logo. Below is a list of suggested websites and local bookstores to search for textbooks (the college does not endorse any of the following booksellers):
- UNT Dallas Campus Bookstore
- Half Priced Books
- Barnes & Nobles
Students and their parent/guardian(s) should investigate the various options to find the best deal.
Students who are required to follow an action plan due to academic or SAP probation must show evidence of instructional materials, including textbooks, by the end of the fourth week of school.