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eStout Student Laptop Program: Major determines HP or Apple laptop
A student's major determines what kind of laptop they will receive.
The computer (Apple or Windows) is determined by the faculty leadership of each major with input from their industry council to best meet the educational needs of the students and prepare them for the workplace. The eStout program administers that academic decision and therefore does not allow students to choose their own platform. There are no exceptions.
Most students receive a laptop running Windows while some students receive an Apple laptop. Currently Art majors (excluding Interior Design and Game Design), Graphic Design, and Professional Communication and Emerging Media majors receive an Apple laptop. All other majors, as well as undecided and special students, receive a Windows laptop. Dual-majors having one Windows-based on one Apple-based major will receive an Apple.
Change of Major Laptop Swaps
Students who officially change majors from a Windows-based to an Apple-based or vice versa will be notified by Student Business Services via email of dates and times to swap, typically 3 - 4 weeks into the fall or spring semester. Deadlines to exchange may apply. Note: the major change must be official and reflected in AccessStout in order to swap platforms.