Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health

Minimum Technology Specifications for 2021 – 2022

Technology requirements for Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health students is ownership of both a laptop computer and an iPad. For those participating in financial aid, your budget will include $2,500 towards the purchase of a laptop and an iPad, An Apple keyboard and an Apple pencil are recommended but not required. These funds will be available upon matriculation. You will need to have both pieces of equipment and accessories by July 12, 2021. Either a Windows or Mac computer is acceptable.

Windows computer specifications

  • i5 Processor or better
  • 8GB RAM
  • Wireless – Dual-Band capable (Supporting 2.4GHz and 5GHz, 802 .11 ac preferred. (This is the wireless protocol used to connect to the ATSU wireless network)
  • Windows OS (Operating System) 10 or newer
  • Anit-virus software such as Avira
  • Microsoft Office 2019
    • When you receive your ATSU account information (This includes access to the my.atsu.edu portal and ATSU email.), you acquire access to Office 365. Please follow these instructions, if you choose to use your Office 365 account.  Following graduation, your Office 365 account will be terminated. At that time you should either purchase a personal Office 365 account or move any files you need to save.
    • The suite of applications you receive with your GSuite for Education account contains Google Docs, Google sheets, and similar applications which can be used as a replacement for Microsoft Office.
  • DSL, cable, or another high-speed internet
  • Webcam
  • Headset

Mac computer specifications

  • i5 Processor or better (Intel-based Processor) 
  • 8GB of RAM
  • 802 .11 ac preferred (This is the wireless protocol used to connect to the ATSU wireless network)
  • Mac OS (Operating system) Mohave 10.14 or newer
  • Anti-virus software such as Avira
  • Microsoft Office 2019
    • When you receive your ATSU account information (This includes access to the my.atsu.edu portal and ATSU email.), you acquire access to Office 365. Please follow these instructions, if you choose to use your Office 365 account. Following graduation, your Office 365 account will be terminated. At that time you should either purchase a personal Office 365 account or move any files you need to save.
    • The suite of applications you receive with your GSuite for Education account contains Google Docs, Google sheets, and similar applications which can be used as a replacement for Microsoft Office.
  • DSL, cable, or other high-speed internet
  • Webcam
  • Headset

iPads

  • iPad Pro (3rd generation – released October 2018 or better)
  • Operating System: iOS 14 (Only genuine versions of iOS )
  • Misc applications (Your instructors will let you know which after coursework begins.)
  • iPad must not be Jailbroken.
  • DSL, cable, or other high-speed internet
  • Webcam (this is built into the iPad)
  • Headset (this is built into the iPad)
  • Apple keyboard – Recommended – not required
  • Apple pen – Recommended – not required

ATSU also highly recommends that you purchase extended warranty and/or insurance on your iPad device to ensure you can quickly repair or replace your device should it be damaged/lost/stolen etc.  Click here for more details

Do you own an iPad but are not sure which type? Follow this short video to determine which iPad you own

These technology requirements pertain to students in these Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health programs

  • Doctor of Dental Medicine
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