Technology Requirements

In order to fully participate in Duke Pre-College Programs, 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 and a microphone to participate in online courses
  • A webcam is required for online courses.

Minimum requirements for Duke Pre-College Programs

These technical requirements apply to all Duke Pre-College students. Please contact precollege@duke.edu if you need to make arrangements to meet any of the following requirements. 

  • 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.
    • 1 GB RAM available
    • 2 GHz or faster processor
  • Supported browsers¬†
    • Chrome 117 | 118
    • Firefox 117 | 118 (Extended Releases are not supported)
    • Edge 117 | 118
    • Respondus LockDown Browser (supporting the latest system requirements)
    • Safari 16 | 17 (Macintosh only)
  • Internet
    • Consistently reliable internet with at least 2k kbps available bandwidth.
    • Cookies and JavaScript enabled

Other requirements

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader, free to download.

Technical assistance

If you encounter difficulties with accessing you course, live meetings, online resources, or other technical materials, please contact precollege@duke.edu.

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