MS IDGH Student Laptop Requirements

All incoming MS IDGH students at Cummings School are required to have a laptop computer.  It is required that you have a PC and not a MAC because of compatibility issues with much of the software we use in this program. If you are purchasing the PC, we also recommend 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, Mac OSX v.10.8 or higher. Current 10.11
Office Suite Microsoft Office 2010/2013/2016 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Office 2011/2016 for Mac
Anti-Virus Protection Norton, McAfee, Trend, Command

Financial Aid
tudents 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 http://vet.tufts.edu/admissions/financial-aid/contact-financial-aid/ or 508-839-8733 for detailed information before purchasing your laptop.