Northern Michigan University
Textbook Adoption Policy

INITIATED: May 28, 2003

APPROVED: August 13, 2003

Date reviewed and updated: July 6, 2009


To ensure that students have a choice of textbook supplier, and to ensure that students are able to take advantage of available financial aid.


Faculty and Academic Department Heads.

Academic department heads have the responsibility and authority to establish department guidelines to ensure compliance with this policy.


The NMU Bookstore is the collection point for all textbook adoption requests. The Bookstore management recognizes the legitimate business interests of competing text distributors, and the management will distribute adoption requests to other textbook sellers who make an appropriate request. The Bookstore management will provide department heads with timely information on the status of adoption requests for their department.

The textbook order deadlines are:

  • March 15 for summer sessions,
  • April 1 for the fall semester, and
  • October 15 for the winter semester.




Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, ext. 2920