The University of Houston Cougar Textbook Access Program (CTAP) is an exciting program that provides undergraduate students, regardless of major or number of hours taken, access to required course materials before the first day of class for one low flat fee. The flat fee CTAP is effective starting Fall 2023.
How Does It Work?
Starting with Fall 2023, all undergraduate students who register for courses are automatically enrolled in CTAP.
This enrollment will provide students with all required materials for class for one low flat fee. The majority of materials will be in digital format; and where digital is not available, print materials will be provided. Currently, digital materials are made available as rentals for the entire semester while physical materials are purchased through the program for students to keep.
Digital materials will be available through Canvas, the University’s Learning Management System (LMS). Physical materials may be picked up at the UH Campus Store. Emails will be sent to students when materials are available.
CTAP fees are automatically charged to student fee bills. Students may opt out CTAP fees on a semester by semester basis; to opt out, access your student account and click on the “Student Financials” tab. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “CTAP Opt Out.”
The opt out period opens two weeks before the first day of class and ends on Official Reporting Day (ORD), as reflected on the academic calendar. Fall 2023 ORD dates may be found here.
Contact Auxiliary Services at firstname.lastname@example.org for general questions about deadlines, opting out, and fees. For specific questions about access links, drops, withdrawals, or other issues, please contact Your UH Campus Store at email@example.com.
CTAP for Summer 2023
Click here to search for participating CTAP classes for Summer 2023. At this link, students may search for participating CTAP classes; the accompanying CTAP fees; and comparison pricing for new or used retail.
Click here to view FAQs for Summer 2023.