Technology Requirements for the Incoming Class of 2014

Technology Requirements for the Incoming Class of 2014

1.  All incoming students in the Fall of 2014, and repeating students (all students anticipating being part of the 2019 graduating class) must purchase an iPad Air, with 32 GB of storage, wifi only with AppleCare+ for iPad. Students may, if they so choose, select the 64 GB or 128GB, and they may select a 4G cellular data version as well (they will have to pay all provisioning fees) but the budget requirement being sent to the Financial Aid Office for the requirement will be:$698.00 ($599.00 for the device, and $99.00 for the AppleCare).The student may select any color of their choice.This can be purchased online at:http://louisville.edu/it/departments/itech-xpress-and-printing-copier-management/itech-xpress/apple-student-discountsOr at the local Apple store.

a.  It is highly recommended that students purchase a protective case for their device.

2.Additionally, it is required that all students have access to a functional full size PC or Laptop.If the student needs financial aid for this, the Financial Aid office will supply that under the “professional discretion” budget.  The SOM will recommended models for any student wishing to purchase a new computer are:  Apple Macbook pro or Macbook Air, any configuration.  For discounts on Apple products, go to:

http://louisville.edu/it/departments/itech-xpress-and-printing-copier-management/itech-xpress/apple-student-discounts Or at the local Apple store.  Please be sure to take proof of admittance or a student ID in order to receive a discount.

If the student prefers to purchase a PC, please see this pdf.

3.While not required, a smart phone, either an Apple iPhone or an Android device s highly recommended.

A point of clarification.  The iPad requirement is a hard requirement, not a recommendation, approved by the Academic Technology Committee of the school, with extensive student input, and mandated by the Educational Policy Committee of the school.  If you just recently bought an iPad 3rd generation, or if you have a great iPad 2 that you love, or if you prefer the Android OS and have the latest and greatest tablet from Samsung, these do not meet the requirement.  The Academic Technology Office of the School of Medicine will only be testing new applications and testing software on these devices.  Your inability to complete a test in your courses, or an assignment due to not having this exact model iPad will be your responsibility, and may result in you receiving a 0 for a grade.  If however, you experience a technical issue and are on the correct product, accommodations may be made.  We understand that this may pose an economic hardship on some and we apologize, but it was determined that this was the best process for the upcoming year.