Technology requirements include hardware and software. The specific requirements are determined based on your program of study.
How do I find/purchase my computer and software?
You can find everything you need to know about your program's specific technology requirements and recommendations of where to make your purchases here.
When to buy?
Students are expected to have their laptops and software by the second day of class. Please make sure to order your laptop and software in advance. We recommend ordering 3 to 4 weeks prior to the start of your first class.
Is there Financial Assistance available for purchasing a laptop?
KCAD students who are purchasing their laptops prior to the beginning of a semester may request a short-term laptop loan (must meet eligibility requirements). Detailed information on the Laptop Loan Procedure can be found here.
What if I already have a computer or software?
If you already have a laptop and/or software, please contact the Admissions Office to check on the process for requesting a waiver of this requirement.
Do I need to provide documentation of my laptop purchase?
To satisfy the laptop requirement, you will be required to submit your proof of purchase receipt to the KCAD Student Services Office, or complete a waiver form with the Admissions Office. When submitting your laptop receipt, please be sure to write your student id# at the top of the receipt. If the laptop requirement is not met, you will not be able to register for classes beyond your starting semester.