Prospective students should ensure that their computer satisfies
the following MINIMAL requirements before enrolling in an online
degree program. However keep in mind that a higher end
computer with a faster processor, bigger hard drive, and more
random access memory (RAM), used in conjunction with cable or DSL
internet access service will result in a much faster and more
dynamic navigating experience
Hardware & Software MINIMAL Requirements
- Pentium class PC with 400 MHz or higher processor with at least
256 MB RAM – Windows 98SE, Windows2000, Windows XP (SP1 & SP2)
[certain versions of Windows may require higher minimum memory]
or MAC G3 or higher processor - Mac OS 8.6, OS 9, OS X 10.1 or
better, 256MB Ram.
- Internet Service with any local service provider, telephone
based or cable service where available; 56k Internet connection or
faster (DSL/Cable connectivity strongly recommended)
- Microsoft Word Software
Reader (download latest version)
- Additional software requirements for individual courses, if
any, are usually set by the faculty teaching the online
course. Please check with your
faculty following registration.
Web Browser Requirements
- Web browser that supports tables, frames, Java, and
- Internet Explorer version 6.0 (SP1 & SP2) or higher is
- Internet Explorer 7 is only certified on Windows XP.
- Firefox 1.0 or higher, Mozilla 1.5, 1.7 or higher.
- Mac Safari 1.2, 1.3.1 or higher, Firefox 1.0x or higher,
Mozilla 1.5, 1.7 or higher. IE for Mac, AOL, and Netscape
Navigator is not recommended.
- For a complete up-to-date listing, go to:
WebCT Courseware Tools
- Most of our online courses are conducted using WebCT courseware
tools. Please click this WebCT Browser Tune-up to
ensure that your browser settings are optimized for a WebCT based
course BEFORE logging onto WebCT.
- To use Chat and Whiteboard in WebCT, Java must also be
- To use ticket-based authentication in WebCT, browsers must
Note: If you have additional questions about meeting the
adequate computer requirements for participation in our online
degree program, please contact the Office of Online Learning &
Services at 718-990-2786 or firstname.lastname@example.org
AFTER you have received an admissions notification via email and/or