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Credit Programs for Part-time Students

Textbooks

The required textbooks for each CCO course are listed with the course description. Friday Center Books & Gifts, operated by UNC Student Stores at the Friday Center, carries the correct edition of the required textbooks. If you order textbooks from outside sources, you are responsible for purchasing the correct edition. You should purchase your textbooks after the dates shown below but before the end of the first month of the semester. If you purchase your books too early and there is a change in the required book list, we cannot guarantee repurchase of your texts. Friday Center Books & Gifts returns unpurchased books to the publisher one month after the semester begins.

  • For spring semester courses, do not purchase books before December 1.
  • For summer courses, do not purchase books before April 15.
  • For fall semester courses, do not purchase books before July 15.

You can purchase your books in person at Friday Center Books & Gifts, order your books online, or print out a book order form to fax or mail to:

Friday Center Books & Gifts
CB# 1020 The Friday Center
UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-1020
phone 919-962-7481
fax 919-962-7482

Note that only the Friday Center bookstore stocks textbooks for self-paced courses; books may not be available at other UNC Student Stores locations.

Refund Policy

Within ten business days of the first day of class, Friday Center Books & Gifts will issue a refund for textbooks if both of the following conditions are met:

  • you have the original receipt
  • the books are in the same condition as when purchased.

After ten business days from the first day of class, books can be returned for a full refund only if you have dropped the class and meets all of the following conditions:

  • you have formally withdrawn from the course and has proof of drop, withdrawal, or cancellation from Credit Programs for Part-time Students
  • you have the original receipt
  • the books are in the same condition as when you purchased them.

If you are shipping your books back for a refund, please remember to include your name and current address. Note that coursepacks are nonreturnable.

Repurchase of Textbooks

Friday Center Books & Gifts repurchases course materials that will be used for the upcoming term according to stock levels. Textbooks frequently change editions or courses are revised for new materials, so not all textbooks are eligible for buyback. Coursepacks are not acceptable for buybacks. The Carolina Courses Online buyback period is held for one week during final exams for the spring and fall semesters only. There is no buyback period for summer classes.