Resources for Prospective Students and Families

Individual Student Laptops

All students who attend PC are required to have a laptop. 
Laptop guidelines are below.  Laptops should be less than 4 years old. 

 

 

Recommended Requirements

Minimum Requirements*

Operating System

Windows 10

Windows 10

CPU

i5 2.5 GHz processor or better

2.0 GHz Dual Core Inteli5-also AMD A series

Memory (RAM)

16GB

8 GB

Hard Disk Drive

512 GB SSD (or larger)

256 GB SSD

Display

1080p (1920 x 1080) integrated graphics

1080p (1920 x 1080) integrated graphics

Ports

USB 3.0/3.1, HDMI and/or Dis[play Port

USB

Networking

Wireless (AC)

Wireless (N)

Peripherals

Webcam, Microphone

Webcam, Microphone

*Please take into consideration when making your purchase that it may be necessary for you to upgrade after 2 or 3 years when using the minimum requirements as a purchase guideline.  

It is important to note iPads, Kindles, Chromebooks, laptops with Windows S Mode, and Android devices are not acceptable devices as a primary source for schoolwork.  These devices are not compatible with required software at Presentation College. 

A note about Mac Computers

If a student has a Mac laptop or will be purchasing one, please be aware that not all software programs at Presentation College may be compatible. The current workaround for incompatible programs on a Mac is to run a virtual machine.  It is the student’s responsibility to purchase a VALID copy of the Windows operating system for their Mac.  

There are currently no Apple Authorized Service Providers in Aberdeen.  The closest provider is approximately three hours away. 

First Time Freshman and Transfer Students

All first time freshman and transfer students are required to register their laptops with Presentation College IT. 

Laptop Registration 

Students also have the option to use their Financial Aid to help cover the cost of a new laptop.  The Presentation College Bookstore sells laptops at a discounted rate. 

Computing Facilities & Services on Campus

In lieu of your laptop, the campus makes computers available in Main 213, the Career Learning Center, and the Library. All Presentation College campus buildings have wireless access points that allow students to access their email, Moodle and the Internet. The wireless network is intended for individual student use ONLY. Using the connection to create any type of server (game, web, FTP or other) is strictly prohibited and may result in the loss of your connection.

Pay-for-print network print cards are available from the Student Accounts Office in M249 at an initial cost of $5 per card.  The printers are located in the Career Learning Center and the Library.