After you’ve registered for courses there are a few additional steps that will need to be completed prior to the first day of the semester: pay tuition bill and/or set-up a payment plan, complete the Online Course Preparation Tutorial in EduCat (required once before your first semester), and order your textbooks.

Textbook Payment Options

You can elect to purchase your texts from any vendor. However, textbooks purchased at NMU’s Bookstore can be sold back at the end of the semester if the texts are being used the following semester. The NMU Bookstore also allows you to charge textbooks to you NMU student account. Rules for charging textbooks to your student account are:

  • Include your NMU IN # when ordering your books
  • No cash refunds
  • Student must pay within 30 days (or set up a payment plan)
  • Registered students must be in good financial standing
  • $500 limit per semester

Finding Course Materials

If you use your MyNMU account to order with the NMU Bookstore, your schedule will automatically populate on the NMU Bookstore website. If you don’t go through MyNMU, the following are step-by-step instructions on how to find your course materials through the NMU Bookstore’s website. When searching it’s helpful to have your class schedule available to reference the term, department, course, and section number for each course. Below is a sample course schedule for EC 202, LDR 220, and LDR 300:

To find all the books needed, enter each course individually into the course materials search. Here is an example of the information from the sample schedule above. To confirm and search, click the “FIND MATERIALS FOR COURSES” button at the bottom of the page.

Required Textbooks

Results of your search will vary by course. First, let’s focus on the required textbooks. Using the same sample schedule, we’ve highlighted where to check if a material is “required”. You will also see some other options for some courses. “Bookstore Recommended” means the textbook might be helpful for your course but is not required. “Wait for Class” means the professor wants to discuss the material with you in class before you purchase the item.

For each textbook, you can see the different prices for renting or buying new or used textbooks. This is also where you can select whether you would like a physical copy or digital copy if applicable:

Select whichever format you’d like for each textbook and select “add to cart” at the bottom of each textbook’s section. Once you have added your textbooks to your cart you can select “Proceed To Cart” on the bottom of the page.

You should be redirected to your shopping cart to review your order. Be sure to double-check the department, course, and section number for each course to be sure you have the right books in your cart. If you are purchasing printed items be sure to select “Ship to Address”: