Computer requirements


The VCU School of Dentistry provides a hybrid leaning environment including online instruction and testing, as well as secure electronic health record access; therefore all incoming students will be required to purchase a laptop through the VCU School of Dentistry‚Äôs Office of Information Technology. The laptop will be used as part of your didactic and clinical education. These computers will be distributed during your orientation period. The laptop fee is included in your dental school expenses under Clinical Electronic Health laptop. 

We ask that you please refrain from purchasing your own computer at this time. The Office of Information Technology is working to choose the best platform for our students and is currently reviewing options. We have listened to feedback from existing students and will take this feedback into consideration before selecting an appropriate device for your needs.

We will post more information when a final decision is made.



Software bundle

  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus
  • ExamSoft computer-based testing
  • Cisco AnyConnect VPN client