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, but the combined cost of the primary Software Fee and Mobile Computing Fee is $259 annually for 2015-16. The official fees are posted for 2015-16 under Students > Financial Matters > Tuition & Fees > Laptop Program Fees. Additional software and fees may apply for your program.