College of Health Professions Student Laptop Guidance

The College of Health Professions requires all residential and online students to bring a laptop to campus. Students should have a laptop that meets or exceeds the guidance published by the College of Health Professions.

Hardware & Software Minimum Requirements

These standards help students have maximum productivity and the least number of issues with MUSC systems and services. If you are unsure of your current hardware and software, please download these instructions and check your laptop. Find computer specifications.

Advice for students on laptop age

Laptop 3 years old - A newer laptop purchase is in your future
Laptop 4 years old - A newer laptop purchase is in your VERY near future
Laptop 5 years old - Please update your laptop with a newer model

Standards last updated: 04-21-2023

Mac Requirements 

Windows Requirements

Apple M1, M2
RAM - 8GB -16GB
Hard Drive - 500GB
Wi-Fi 6(2019), 6E(2020)
Webcam (built in or external)

Intel i5, i7
RAM - 8GB -16GB
Hard Drive - 500GB
Wi-Fi 6(2019), 6E(2020)
Webcam (built in or external)

OSX Ventura
Microsoft Office 365
Acrobat viewer
VLC Player
Firefox and Chrome
Examplify - Testing Software
Optional Virus protection - Malwarebytes

Windows 11
Microsoft Office 365
Acrobat viewer
VLC Player
Firefox and Chrome
Examplify - Testing Software
Optional Virus protection - Malwarebytes

Chromebooks are NOT recommended for ANY of the programs offered by the College of Health Professions. 

Microsoft office is available for FREE to enrolled CHP students (NetID and password required). For incoming students, you can NOT download until you have your MUSC NetID.

Exam Testing Guidance

Some programs require a privacy screen for laptops during all exams please check this requirement with your program. How to search for a privacy screen for your laptop? Amazon search for a privacy screen.

Most CHP programs use Examsoft testing software. ExamSoft only supports Mac, Windows, and iPad operating systems.

Examsoft minimum testing computer guidance
Examplify will not run on Chrome, Android, or Linux. Please check this requirement with your program.

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