Technical Requirements

To enjoy an optimal online learning experience at Grantham University, the student’s computer must meet the following minimum technical requirements.

Computer Hardware Requirements

Processor: 1.6GHz or faster

Operating System: Windows Vista, Windows 7 or 8


  • 1GB of RAM or greater
  • 40 GB hard drive (or equivalent storage medium)
  • Broadband Internet connection 256kbps or faster
  • Display setting capable of at least 1024×768
  • Internet Explorer 9 or higher and/or Firefox v25 or higher Chrome 11 or higher
  • Adobe Flash Player 9 or higher
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 9 or higher

Proctored Examinations:
Windows Vista or newer or MAC 10.8 (Mountain Lion)

Special Technical Considerations

Apple Macs

Macs are capable of navigating Grantham’s web-based interface; however, Grantham cannot guarantee full functionality. The student is ultimately responsible for remedying any incompatibilities between the Mac platform and the Grantham online learning environment. Several courses require the installation of third-party software. This software may or may not be compatible with Macs. It is the student’s responsibility to run the software on a compatible platform.

Other Operating Systems

If a student chooses to use any operating system other than Windows Vista, or Windows 7 or 8, Grantham cannotoffer technical support. This includes, but is not limited to, the usage of any distribution of Linux, Mac OS, any emulation/virtualization software.

Third-Party Software

Several Grantham courses require the installation of third-party software. The system requirements for third-party software should fall within the published specifications above, but please consult the individual software packages to ensure compatibility.

This list is subject to change and does not guarantee your ability to access the Internet. See your ISP and system manufacturer for more details and specifics.

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