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Gadsden State’s First Day® Complete gives you access to all of the materials needed for your academic courses! No need to shop around!

  • Receive all your course materials before the first day of class
  • At just $24 per credit hour, you may save up to 50% on the cost of the course materials each term
  • Benefit from a highly-personalized concierge service



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


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


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 courses within 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. Students will be charged $24 per credit hour for academic courses requiring textbooks, digital materials and access codes. The flat fee may save students up to 50% each term.
  • Register for your classes and the Gadsden State 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 Blackboard
Currently, the program is available to students enrolled in general academic courses only. The program provides all required textbooks, lab manuals, access codes and digital materials to eligible students.

The program does not include consumables that cannot be returned and reused such as lab goggles, dissection kits, molecular model kits, engineering kits or nursing kits. There are some career technical, academic and health science programs that are exempt from First Day® Complete.

Technical Division: Auto Collision Repair ABR, ACR; Automotive Services Technology AUM, AUT; Carpentry CAR; Civil Engineering CET; Salon and Spa/Cosmetology COS, SAL, SPA; Diesel Technology DEM; Electronic Engineering EET; Electrical Technology ELT; Industrial Automation INT; Mechanical Design Technology MDT; Precision Machining MTT; Court Reporting RTR; Welding Technology WDT; Workplace Skills WKO

Academics: Music MUS 196, MUL 180, MUL 184, MUL 190, MUL 280, MUL 284, MUL 290, MUP 145, MUP 161, MUP 171, MUP 245, MUP 261, MUP 271, MUP 233

Health Science: DAT Dental Assisting select courses: DAT 111, DAT 122; DMS Diagnostic Medical Sonography: ALL COURSES; EMS Emergency Medical Services: ALL COURSES; MLT Medical Laboratory Technology: ALL COURSES; RAD Radiologic Technology Select Courses: RAD 114, RAD 124, RAD 134, RAD 214, RAD 224; HPS Health/Public Safety 100; SUR Surgical/Operating Room Technician select course: SUR 104; NUR Nursing: ALL COURSES

All eligible students will be automatically enrolled in the First Day® Complete Program.
This program is expected to ease the process of obtaining your required course materials and lower your overall costs; however, students do have the option to opt-out of this program. The window to opt-out of the program each semester begins 14 days prior to the first day of class and ends on the last drop/add day of class. Opting out means you will not receive access to your required course materials in a convenient package at the discounted rate. Access to digital materials within Blackboard will be removed for students who opt-out.


The $24 per credit hour charge is automatically added to the accounts of students enrolled in eligible courses. Payments from grants, scholarships and other financial aid can be applied to the program charges.


The program provides all required textbooks, lab manuals, access codes and digital textbook versions to eligible students.
Yes, the program provides you with the option to purchase textbooks at a reduced rate during the return period.
Yes, you will still be required to return continuation course textbooks. You will be issued the same title for the next semester of the continuation course.
The deadline to return all rental textbooks is the last day of finals. Students will receive email reminders about the rental deadline to their email address.