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​​Effective July 1, 2020, all students will be allotted a laptop to ensure that they have adequate access to online courses. Students will see the laptop listed on their term bill and have the option to opt-out if they believe their current device meets requirements.

Many devices meet the below specifications and should provide enough resources to accomplish most assignments. These requirements are in place to make sure you are able to access everything during your college career.

Laptop Options

All Majors


Lenovo E495 

AMD Ryzen 5 CPU16 GB RAM256 GB StorageNot touchscreen3-year warranty
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CGA Majors


Lenovo L13 Yoga

Intel Core i7 CPU16GB RAM256​​GB StorageTouchscreen
3-year warranty​
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Bring Your Own Device*

To bring your own device, it must meet minimum requirements to& ensure it's functional with RCSJ systems.


Minimum Requirements for Exemption

To ensure that students aren't charged for a device when they already own a qualifying device, RCSJ Technical Support has developed​ a list of requirements needed to run various applications at RCSJ. If your device meets the qualifications below, you can exempt yourself from the laptop purchase fee.

Chromebooks don't meet requirements

Because certain applications for courses require a Windows or Mac operating system, Chromebooks don't meet the minimum specifications.

  • Webcam
  • Microphone
  • WiFi
  • At least 128GB of storage available
  • 8GB of RAM (Memory)
  • Intel i3 or higher or AMD Ryzen 3 or higher
  • Windows 10 or MacOS 10.10 or higher
  • Chromebooks do not meet these requirements

I'm a CGA Student who wants an exemption, what do I do?

CGA Faculty have determined​ that the instruction of CGA courses requires a powerful computer they have reviewed and approved. This decision​ includes factoring in features like a capacitive touchscreen with digital pen and the software needed for success. As a result, the laptop is already factored into the CGA program fees, and a student will receive the laptop to ensure their success in their program of study.

How do I get the laptop?

Laptops will be available beginning mid-August. You will be able to schedule a pick-up time with Technical Support. More information will be communicated through the RCSJ Portal and email as it becomes available.