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.

Hard Drive256 Gb Solid State Drive
Optical DriveCD/DVD Burner (Optional)
Memory8GB Ram
Processor2.3 GHz Intel Core i5-5300U
Video CardIntel HD Graphics 5500
Network Card100Mbps or higher
Wireless Network Card802.11n


Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows Version 7 or 10 64 Bit, Mac OSX v.10.8 or higher. Current 10.11
Office SuiteMicrosoft Office 2010/2013/2016 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Office 2011/2016 for Mac
Anti-Virus ProtectionNorton, McAfee, Trend, Command

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 at or 508-839-8733 for detailed information, before purchasing your laptop.