Open Books FAQs

Q: Who can enroll in Open Books courses?

A: Any student that is currently enrolled at San Jacinto College can enroll in an available Open Books course.


Q: What degrees can be completed by taking Open Books courses?

A: The Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies, the Associate of Science Degree in General Studies, and the Associate of Arts Transfer Degree in Business can be completed with Open Books courses.


Q: Can I access Open Books course materials at home?

A: Yes, if you have internet access at home.  If you do not, you can visit any campus location and use one of the many computers available for student use  OR connect to the on-campus Wi-Fi.


Q: Can I print a copy of the textbook?  How much will a printed copy cost?

A: Although course materials are provided electronically, students enrolled in an Open Books courses can still obtain printed materials.

  • Open Books Courses (no cost): Students can purchase a copy from the campus Print / Mail Center for $0.02 per page.
  • Open Books Plus Courses (cost included tuition):
    • Students who opt-out before the scheduled opt-out deadline may purchase a printed copy from the campus bookstore.
    • Students who opt-in and would like to purchase a printed copy, may do so at the campus bookstore, after the scheduled opt-out deadline.