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Technical Requirements

To participate effectively in the online school, you will need the following:

Computer

Minimum system requirements are listed below for both Windows and Mac. Please note that some courses have more advanced system requirements. Please see the “Requirements” section on your course page for details.

Minimum software requirements:

Mac Users

*OS X 10.9 Mavericks or higher
*Latest version of Google Chrome

Windows Users

*Windows 7 or higher
*Latest version of Google Chrome

Minimum hardware requirements

*2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
*500 MB hard drive space
*Speakers or headphones
*Webcam
*Internet connection with at least 4 Mbps download speed (http://www.speedtest.net to verify or download the Speedtest by Ookla app from your mobile app store)

Computer Skills

Taking an online course uses the same skills as surfing the Web. You should know how to log onto your internet service, use your web browser, use a word processing program, send and receive e-mail and file attachments, and download and install software or other files.

Course Specific Requirements

Some courses have additional software and hardware requirements, depending on the third-party hardware and software needed for the course. Extra requirements for each course are listed in the course catalog. The system requirements vary depending on the demands of each third-party product. Although we strive to assist our students in the best way possible we cannot be held responsible for course hardware and/or software purchases that is found to be unsatisfactory, insufficient, defective, misused, or incompatible with current system setups. We highly recommend that you consult with the individual manufacturers of these products for the most current and accurate information possible.

For questions or concerns regarding technical requirements please contact Student Support at support@online.berklee.edu or by phone at 1.866.BERKLEE ext 3 (1.866.237.5533 ext 3) within the U.S. or 617.747.2146 ext 3 for international callers.

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