School of Osteopathic Medicine Arizona

Minimum Technology Specifications for 2021 – 2022

You are required to own a laptop computer for your coursework by July 12, 2021  (first day of orientation). Although ATSU doesn’t require any specific model or brand of computer, below are the minimum specifications you will need. Please note these are minimum specs, not recommended specs. Due to a number of academic and exam software incompatibilities with Mac Operating Systems and Mac OS updates, it is strongly recommended that students choose a laptop that relies on Windows 10, or is capable of running a Windows OS parallel. Any reputable business that sells computers can advise you on these specifications.


For students using financial assistance, the financial aid budget provides $1500 toward the purchase of a laptop. You will not receive these funds until matriculation.

Windows computers

  1. i5 Processor or better
  2. 8GB RAM
  3. 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)
  4. Windows OS (Operating System) 10 or newer
  5. Anit-virus software such as Avira
  6. Microsoft Office 2019
    • When you receive your ATSU account information (This includes access to the portal and ATSU email.), you acquire access to Office 365. Please follow these instructions, if you choose to use your Office 365 account.  After November 1, following your 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.
  7. DSL, cable, or other high-speed internet
  8. Webcam
  9. Headset

Mac computers

  • i5 Processor or better (Intel-based Processor) 
  • 8GB of RAM
  • 802.11 ac preferred 
  • Mac OS (Operating system) Mohave 10.14 or newer and Windows 10 or newer running in bootcamp or Parallels
  • Anti-virus software such as Avira
  • Microsoft Office 2019
  • DSL, cable, or other high-speed internet
  • Webcam
  • Headset

These technology requirements pertain to students in this School of Osteopathic Medicine program

  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
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