You won't know what is really "required" versus "recommended" versus a total waste of money, until you get to school and talk to upper classmen. So I suggest buying nothing unless you actually have a reading assignment for day one. However some schools have been known to do a bad job at ordering texts through their bookstore, resulting in shortages, so there's a chance either you will have to muddle through with the class notes for a while while the school gets its stock, or resort to Amazon, if something is truly required. In most cases, the course notes will suffice to do well in the class, and most of the important books will be in the library if you really need it.roca88 said:thanks for the response, Jonny. anybody else have any thoughts about this?