All incoming MAPP students at Cummings School are required to have a laptop computer and you may purchase either a PC or a MAC. We recommend also purchasing an extended warranty from the manufacturer to cover the cost of hardware repairs which may occur.
|Hard Drive||256 Gb Solid State Drive|
|Optical Drive||CD/DVD Burner (Optional)|
|Processor||2.3 GHz Intel Core i5-5300U|
|Video Card||Intel HD Graphics 5500|
|Network Card||100Mbps or higher|
|Wireless Network Card||802.11n|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows Version 7 or 10 64 Bit (Creators update for Win 10 not supported), Mac OSX v.10.11|
|Office Suite||Microsoft Office 2010/2013/2016 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Office 2011/2016 for Mac|
|Anti-Virus Protection||TrendMicro Antivirus|
Special Laptop Pricing
Tufts University has negotiated discounted prices with several vendors. Please view the recommended hardware and software list before you make your purchase. Information on student discounts can be found on the university’s IT website here.
Laptop and Computer Services through Tufts
Tufts University offers services to graduate students on the Grafton campus such as Computer Purchase Consultations, Data Recovery, Travel Laptop Loaner Program, and Computer Donation and Recycling. Information can be found on the university’s IT services website here.
Special Software Pricing
Tufts University has negotiated discounted prices with several vendors. Information on student discounts can be found on the university’s IT software website here
Students who will be seeking financial aid should be aware that the cost of a laptop computer, up to certain limits, can be added to the student's budget for purposes of computing financial aid under the guidelines of the U.S. Office of Education. If you have questions about the financial aid application process, please contact the Office of Financial Aid here or call 508-839-8733 for detailed information, before purchasing your laptop.