APA Course Adoption Rules
***Please Note: Rules below apply only to college faculty within the United States, Canada, and Mexico. See Course Adoption Books for information about how to submit examination and desk copy requests from outside of the United States to one of APA's international distributors.
An Examination Copy is a copy of a publication that a faculty member chooses to consider for course adoption. Upon approval, the publication will be sent to you followed by an invoice. You have 30 days to examine the publication.
If you choose to adopt the publication you will be requested to provide the following information and your invoice will be credited and cancelled.
The examination copy will then become a desk copy (see below).
If you choose not to adopt the publication, you will be given instructions on how to pay for the publication or you will be given instructions on how to return it.
A Desk Copy is a free copy of a publication furnished for a faculty member's use when the publication has been adopted as a required text for classroom use.
General guidelines for the number of desk copies allowed:
Request Examination Copy
Request Desk Copy