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 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

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