This requirement has several benefits, including:
Can I purchase a desktop computer instead?
No. Students must purchase a notebook computer.
Can I bring an Apple notebook to campus?
Yes. The Geneseo network fully supports both Apple and Windows operating systems. Students may also wish to check with the department of their major for additional recommendations.
Can I buy a notebook computer from any manufacturer?
Yes. Most companies offer a college student discount as well. Be sure to purchase a notebook that meets or exceeds the recommended requirements.
Will I use the notebook in my classes?
Frequency of notebook use in class will vary. Some faculty may require you to bring the notebook to class, while others will incorporate it less often. You will find that the notebook computer is an essential tool outside of class: check course web sites, correspond with classmates and professors, and conduct Internet and library research.
Is there financial assistance for purchasing a notebook computer?
Financially disadvantaged students can apply for consideration for a notebook loan from the college. Students eligible for a Pell Grant with a FAFSA Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0 can apply for the notebook loan. The application is available and due July 27.