MAPP Student Laptop Requirements

All incoming MAPP students at Cummings School are required to have a laptop computer and you may purchase either a PC or a MAC.  We recommend also purchasing an extended warranty from the manufacturer to cover the cost of hardware repairs which may occur.

Hardware Recommended
Hard Drive 256 Gb Solid State Drive
Optical Drive CD/DVD Burner (Optional)
Memory 8GB Ram
Processor 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5-5300U
Video Card Intel HD Graphics 5500
Network Card 100Mbps or higher
Wireless Network Card 802.11n
Software Recommended
Operating System Microsoft Windows Version 7 or 10 64 Bit (Creators update for Win 10 not supported), Mac OSX v.10.11
Office Suite Microsoft Office 2010/2013/2016 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Office 2011/2016 for Mac
Anti-Virus Protection TrendMicro Antivirus

Special Laptop Pricing
Tufts University has negotiated discounted prices with several vendors. Please view the recommended hardware and software list before you make your purchase. Information on student discounts can be found on the university’s IT website here.

Laptop and Computer Services through Tufts
Tufts University offers services to graduate students on the Grafton campus such as Computer Purchase Consultations, Data Recovery, Travel Laptop Loaner Program, and Computer Donation and Recycling. Information can be found on the university’s IT services website here.

Special Software Pricing
Tufts University has negotiated discounted prices with several vendors. Information on student discounts can be found on the university’s IT software website here

Financial Aid
Students who will be seeking financial aid should be aware that the cost of a laptop computer, up to certain limits, can be added to the student's budget for purposes of computing financial aid under the guidelines of the U.S. Office of Education. If you have questions about the financial aid application process, please contact the Office of Financial Aid here or call 508-839-8733 for detailed information, before purchasing your laptop.