Technology Requirements

In order to fully participate in Duke Pre-College Programs for High School, in addition to the Minimum Requirements listed below, you will need:

  • access to an email account for essential communications for your course.
  • speakers or headphones to hear instructors during live meetings, and a microphone to participate—a webcam is required for online courses.

Minimum requirements for both Duke Pre-College Middle School and High School Programs

These technical requirements apply to all Duke Pre-College online and hybrid courses for high school students.  They also apply to Middle School student programs.

  • Hardware
    • Computer running one of the following operating systems:
    • Windows 7 or newer
    • Mac OSX 10.10 or newer
    • Access only to a mobile device will not be suitable for fully participating in Duke Pre-College Programs online or hybrid.
    • 1 GB RAM available
    • 2 GHz or faster processor
  • Internet
    • Consistently reliable internet with at least 2k kbps available bandwidth
    • Chrome browser, latest two versions, with cookies enabled

Other requirements

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader, free to download.
  • Reliable access to Google and the Google domain.

Technical assistance

If you encounter difficulties with accessing you course, live meetings, online resources, or other technical materials, please contact for High School classes or for Middle School classes.

If you are having difficulty with hardware or with software unrelated to Duke Pre-College Online or Hybrid, you will need to seek technical assistance from the computer or software manufacturer.