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LAPTOPS AT ENSIGN COLLEGE

To further increase the quality of your College experience, Ensign College has introduced a laptop initiative. Starting Fall Semester 2018, you will need your own laptop for classes and coursework. Click below to view the full policy.

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PAYING FOR YOUR LAPTOP
Available Education Computer Discounts

Please review hardware and software requirements carefully before purchasing a laptop.

We are close to many retailers who offer affordable laptops meeting College and program requirements. In addition, these manufacturers offer a direct discount to students using an education email address when purchasing online or in the store.

Apple

Lenovo

Financial Aid

If you have money left from your Federal Financial Aid awards (Pell Grant and/or Direct Loan) after you pay tuition and other charges, you can use it to pay for your laptop. If you require additional funds above what you have been offered at Ensign College (due to limits in your Cost of Attendance) you can complete the Cost of Attendance Increase Appeal Form . Please do not fill out this appeal if you are not already receiving Federal Financial Aid.

If additional loan eligibility is available and your request is approved, the cost of the laptop purchase can be included in your cost of attendance so that Financial Aid funds can cover the expense. Please call the financial aid office at (801) 524-8111 if you have any questions.

COMPUTER TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

HARDWARE

Ensign College Minimum Computer Standards Information Technology Standards Interior Design Variations Software Development Variations
Age Less than 3 years old
Processor 2.0 GHz or greater Quad core or better 3.0 GHz or greater Dual-core or better
Memory 4 GB RAM 12 GB RAM

16 GB RAM (minimum)

32 GB (recommended to run large datasets in AutoCAD)

12 GB RAM minimum
Hard Disk 20 GB free space 500 GB minimum 40 GB 128 GB, solid state (SSD) preferred
Display Resolution 1024x768 or greater Conventional displays: 1920x1080 with True Color; 1GB VRAM or greater; Pixel shader 3.0 or greater; Direct 3D-capable workstation class graphics card High Resolution Displays: 3840x2160, DirectX11 compliant card. Supports Open GL version 4.0 or higher Video card that supports a minimum display resolution of 720p (1080p preferred)
Accessories speakers, headphones, microphone Mouse with scroll wheel required

SOFTWARE

Ensign College Minimum Computer Standards Information Technology Standards Interior Design Variations Software Development Variations
Operating System

Microsoft Windows:

Windows 10 or higher (recommended), Windows 8 (minimum)

Apple Mac OS X:

Mac OS X 10.10 or higher (recommended), Mac OS X 10.8 (minimum)

Not recommended Not recommended (most Interior Design Software will not run on the Mac)
Highly recommended for mobile development
Note: We do not recommend Chromebook for laptops at Ensign College
Internet Speed 2 Mbps or better
Internet Browser

Google Chrome:

Version 44 or higher (recommended), Version 40 or higher recommended

Mozilla Firefox:

Version 41 or higher (recommended), Version 37 (minimum)

Internet Explorer

Version 11 (minimum)

Microsoft Edge

Version 20 or higher (recommended)

Apple Safari

Version 9 or higher (minimum)

Note: Download at least two of the browsers
Browser Plug-in

Adobe Acrobat Reader

DC or higher (recommended), 11 (minimum)

Adobe Flash

18 or higher (recommended), 17 (minimum)

Browser Settings

Recommended:

Enable third-party cookies

Enable Javascript

Allow pop-up exceptions for:

* ensign.edu

* canvas.com

Anti-virus/Malware Protection

Recommended:

Sophos Home (Windows or Mac)

Malwarebytes (Windows or Mac)

CCleaner (Windows or Mac)

Accessibility

Recommended screen-readers:

Jaws 16

NVDA (freeware)

Voiceover

MathML

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