Technology Requirements Computer Requirements

The following computer requirements will ensure your smooth online education experience. Should you have any questions or need assistance in setting up or checking your system, please contact Western International University (West) Technical Support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (with shortened holiday hours). Just call (602) 627-4614 or (866) 881-4540, or email

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor: 2 GHz processor or faster
  • Memory: Minimum 2 GB RAM (4 GB RAM recommended)
  • Hard drive: 80 GB
  • Speakers or headphones
  • 1024x768 resolution monitor or greater and supporting video card

General Computer Requirements

  • Microsoft® Office® 2010 or newer, including Microsoft Word®, Microsoft Excel®
  • Virus protection software with current updates
  • Chrome® latest release; Firefox® latest release; Internet Explorer® 11.0 or newer; Microsoft Edge latest release; Safari 8 or newer
  • High-speed Internet access: DSL/cable; wired connection recommended
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10.3 or newer

Windows® Software Requirements

  • Windows 7 or newer

Mac® Operating System and Software

  • Mac OSX version 10.10 or newer

Mobile Device Requirements

  • Course content is supported on most current mobile devices (Apple®, Android®, and Windows® OS) when using the full website; tablets with up-to-date OS version are recommended.

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