Am I going to need a laptop at OCAD U?
Yes. If you're entering First Year, Second or Third Year in September 2016, you will need a laptop. If you are applying for Advanced Standing, you will need a laptop in most of our programs. For a full list of Laptop Programs, view our knowledgebase article Laptop Program: About the Laptop Program.
What kind of laptop do I need?
In most cases, you will need an Apple MacBook Pro, which is what most students choose. For a comprehensive list, read about Laptop Program: About the Laptop Program
Where do I buy my Laptop?
If you're entering in September 2016, don't buy a laptop yet. There will be new models and special pricing for OCAD U students available via a special storefront once you become a student here.
To learn more about Purchasing options, read our Laptop Program: Purchasing Options knowledgebase page.
Do I need to buy software?
We license all the software you will require on campus such as Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Office, and Lynda.com. You will be charged a series of fees on your Student Fees Account to cover the costs.
What does the Laptop Program cost?
The cost varies by program between $310 and $445 annually ($155 - $222.50 per semester in the Fall and Winter only). Students > Financial Matters > Tuition & Fees > Laptop Program Fees.