First Day® Complete Program

North Carolina A&T State University (N.C. A&T) in partnership with Barnes & Noble College has a program designed to lower costs and increase access to required course materials for undergraduate and graduate classes before the first day of classes.

First Day Complete will allow students to select all their required course materials for their undergraduate and graduate classes for a flat fee, regardless of how much each individual textbook or digital access would cost to rent or purchase separately.

Reduce the cost of traditional textbooks by an average of 35% to 50% with First Day Complete!

Program Price - $18.75 per credit hour


Our First Day Complete program gives you access to all of your course materials, no need to shop around!

  • Receive all your course materials before the first day of class
  • Save 35-50% on the cost of course materials each term
  • Benefit from a highly personalized concierge service 


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Upon registering for courses, you will be automatically enrolled into the program. Once you've successfully selected your courses, the bookstore will start preparing your order.

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Starting 30 days before the first day of classes, you will receive an email to verify your order and select your fulfillment preference.



Opt out of First Day Complete

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An email notification will be sent when your order is ready for pickup or when it ships. Your digital materials will be delivered for your course(s) within your school's LMS (Blackboard).


First Day® Complete is a course materials fulfillment program that lowers the cost of course materials and ensures students have their required course materials on the first day of class.

  • Register for your classes and the bookstore will start preparing your course materials
  • One month before classes start, you will receive an email instructing you to select your delivery preference (in-store pickup or shipped directly to you)
  • An email notification will be sent when your order is ready for pickup or when it ships
  • Your digital materials will be delivered for your course(s) within LMS (Blackboard)

Currently, the program is available to registered undergraduate and graduate students.

The program does not include consumables that cannot be returned and reused such as lab goggles, dissection kits, molecular model kids, engineering kits or nursing kits.

All eligible students will be automatically enrolled in the First Day® Complete Program.

The program provides all required textbooks, lab manuals, access codes, and digital textbook versions to eligible students.

This program is an institution-wide response to the increasing number of students who lack access to required course material due to cost. This program makes getting textbooks easier for students, which will ultimately improve their success at N.C. A&T. First Day Complete is estimated to reduce the cost of traditional textbook purchases by an average of 35 to 50% and provide them by the first day of class.

We encourage students to enjoy deeply discounted and guaranteed course material for the first day of class. We also understand this program may not meet the needs of every student. If you do not wish to participate in the program, you will need to opt out every semester.

Students will have the ability to opt-out once they have registered for their courses. The opt-out page link becomes available when the term is active, and you have registered for classes and will only be available until September 6th.

To opt-out, please go to the campus landing page for First Day Complete.

Yes, you can change your decision until September 6th. Keep in mind you will need to return your textbooks if you have already received them prior to opting out. If you drop a class after the first day, you can receive a credit for those course hours when you return your course materials.

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Students will receive emails to remind them to verify their order. All students will get charged unless they opt out whether they verify an order or not.

Yes. Unless you opt-out, your materials will be held at the bookstore and your student account will be charged.

You may return the book to the N.C. A&T Bookstore on the same terms and timelines currently in place. If you drop a class and enroll in a different class, revisit the email link to verify changes and select your delivery method. Or, visit the bookstore, and they will “swap” the required textbooks and codes so that you have what you need.

Yes, you will have 48 hours to return your textbooks. If you do not return the textbooks, the charges for the program will go back onto your student account.

This program is designed to be an all-in or all-out solution to bring affordability to campus.

Students can opt-out of the program until September 1st.

For program questions, please contact the bookstore at (336) 334-7593.


This program will cost a flat fee of $18.75 per credit hour for undergraduate and graduate students. This is regardless of how much each individual textbook would cost if you purchased it separately.

This program charge will be included on the students account, along with other charges such as tuition and fees. This allows a student to use Financial Aid, scholarships, etc. to pay for their course materials. Supplies are not included in this program and will need to be purchased separately. If you add extra merchandise upon verifying your order, you will need to pay the bookstore with a debit or credit card.

The program will be handled in the same fashion as all other tuition and fees, and refunds will be processed in accordance with existing deadlines and procedures. However, if you pick up your course materials but do not return them within 48 hours of dropping the course, you will owe the cost of the textbook.


You should receive your first email approximately 30 days before classes begin. If you have not received any emails from B&N, please check your junk/spam folder and make sure you have not blocked emails from

Digital course materials do not require you to select a fulfillment preference. Your digital materials will be available in the university’s LMS (Blackboard) by the first day of class. At that time, you will also receive an email about your digital materials.

Required course material is provided in the format requested by the faculty.  Your bundle could have a mix of physical and digital materials depending on the adopted format.

Orders cannot be processed until your order is verified. If you have already verified your order, call the bookstore at (336) 334-7593. Be sure to provide them with your order number, so they can check on the status of your order.

Please come by the bookstore or give us a call.

Yes! Students are offered an option to buy the textbook at the end of the semester. Students will work directly with the bookstore if they wish to purchase.

The rental buyout price is a discounted price based on the market value of that unique material.

No. Please use the link included in your Aggie emails to verify and reserve your books.

The deadline to return all rental textbooks is the Tuesday following commencement. Students will receive email reminders about the rental deadline to their email address.