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Information Technology & Services (ITS)

Information Technology and Services (ITS) is responsible for all computer-related technology resources at ATSU and provides students, faculty, and staff a broad range of both electronic and individual services.

ATSU student account

Approximately 10 days after you paid your acceptance fee you should have received an email from the ITS Help Desk with your personal login information to the ATSU portal, which is the access point to ATSU’s electronic resources. If you have not received this information, please contact the ATSU Help Desk by calling 866.626.2878, ext. 2200, or sending an email.

Forum

One popular tool that will be available through the portal is the online forum, which gives you a chance to electronically meet and get acquainted with some of your future classmates. To initiate discussion on the forum, we encourage each student to post some general introductory information (e.g., Where are you from? What undergraduate institution did you attend? What are you looking for in dental school?).

Minimum computer specifications

ATSU requires MOSDOH students to own laptop computers and 32 gb iPads for use in their course work. Student computers and iPads must meet the following specifications:

Windows-based notebook computer
2.0GHz dual core
2GB RAM
128GB hard drive
CDRW/DVDRW
802 .11b, g, or n preferred
Windows 7 or better
Office 2007 or 2010

Mac Notebook computer
2.0GHz dual core Intel-based processor
4GB of RAM
160GB hard disk
CD-R/DVD
8201 .11b/g or n preferred
Safari
Mac OS X Mountain Lion (10.8x) or newer
Office 2008 or 2011 for Mac

iPad Air or iPad Air 2
32GB (or larger)
Apple Care

KCOM, MOSDOH and ASDOH students are required to purchase their own personal iPads no later than July 8, 2015. The financial aid budget provides $724 toward the purchase of an iPad, insurance, and apps. This amount covers the cost of an iPad with the required minimum specifications.

If you have questions about the computer policy, please contact the ATSU Help Desk at helpdesk@atsu.edu or by calling 660.626.2200.