About webText Asia

In order to improve your student experience, UMUC has been moving toward eliminating the requirement of purchasing traditional textbooks and instead, providing Open Educational Resources (OERs), which allows your education to be more accessible and more affordable. These OER course materials are embedded inside your virtual UMUC classrooms (through LEO), which you will be given access to seven days prior to the scheduled class start date.

With UMUC Asia, we still have various on-site courses requiring the purchase of traditional textbooks. You can verify/order your textbooks for UMUC Asia on-site courses using this secure, fast, and convenient service. Verify your required textbooks by searching our Textbook Listing on the right side of webText Asia. Simply select the Session and the Class Location of your class. 

Enjoy quick and convenient online service, and if needed, on-site assistance from your local Program Coordinator.

  • Quick Service

    Establish your account within minutes and begin ordering textbooks immediately.

  • Convenience

    Order textbooks with a few clicks and we ship them - free of charge - to any location you choose, including your local UMUC field site, your APO/FPO address, your off-base address, or to the field site where your course will be held.

  • Assistance

    As always, UMUC Asia offers unparalleled on-site service at over 30 field sites throughout Asia. For more information on technical and non-technical assistance, please see the Contact Us link below or refer to our FAQ page.

Establish Your Account

To use this service, you must first establish an account with webText Asia. When creating your account, you must enter your name, date of birth, last four of your SSN or national ID, and student ID (Empl ID) exactly as it appears in MyUMUC.* To verify this information, please log in to MyUMUC and navigate to:

Student Center > Demographic Data (in Personal Information)

Once you have verified this information, you may establish your account in the webText Asia site.

*Note: If you do not yet have a valid student ID, you may still establish a webText Asia account and order textbooks; however, you will need to update your account information once the student ID is available.

Frequently Asked Questions

For a list of frequently asked questions, please visit the webText Asia FAQ page.

Ordering Textbooks from UMUC Europe or Stateside

webText Asia is only for courses offered through UMUC Asia. Textbooks for classes through UMUC Europe or UMUC Stateside should be purchased through their textbook services.

Important Note:

Online and Asia MBA classes – If you are a UMUC Asia student taking online or Asia MBA courses, be sure to verify your required course materials and purchase as needed from the virtual bookstore MBS Direct.

Contact Us

For assistance, please contact your local Program Coordinator or the UMUC Asia Textbook Office as listed below. 

UMUC Asia Textbook Office

E-mail webtext.orders-asia@umuc.edu
DSN: 225-3680 or 225-2299
Inside Japan call 042-552-2510 Ext: 53680/52299
Outside Japan call line: +81 311-755-3680 or 2299

For technical questions regarding the webText site, please contact the UMUC Asia Helpdesk at:

UMUC Asia Helpdesk

E-mail helpdesk-asia@umuc.edu