Following a number of years of discussion and debate in the legislature, the federal government reauthorized the Higher Education Act in August 2008. A key feature of the act requires colleges and universities to provide textbook information at the time a student may register for a course. This requires institutions of higher education to publish required text books for each course (at the time of registration) on the course list. To comply with this new requirement, the deadline for the submission of book adoptions is now earlier than previous semesters.

  • The submission deadline for the College of Liberal Arts is Friday, November 2, 2012.
  • The submission deadline for the Theological and Caspersen School of Graduate Studies is Friday, November 9, 2012

As a result of these new book adoption deadlines, students will have the option of purchasing textbooks much earlier in the registration process. Therefore, faculty are encouraged to submit book adoptions for their courses to the bookstore that are least likely to change.

Submitting Book Adoptions to the University Bookstore

There are two options faculty may use to submit their adoptions to the university bookstore.

Option one: Online Adoption System

The online adoption system located on the university bookstore’s website allows faculty to enter their required textbooks online. If you need instructions on how to use this system, there is an online tutorial available. If you are already familiar with the online adoption system, proceed to the Bookstore Website and choose online adoption. (You will need to scroll down slightly to view the online adoption link.)

Option two: Email your required text books to

If you have any questions about this website, contact Questions about the textbook order process or the online adoption application should be forwarded to the University Bookstore at ext. 3880 or email

Special note: Students purchasing books via the Drew University Bookstore (Follett) are eligible to receive a full refund if a text book has to be returned. Students should contact the university bookstore for a full explanation of the Follett refund policy.  Students purchasing books from other establishments (ie, Barnes and Noble, etc. are subjected to the refund policies of these organizations.)