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Computer Recommendation for First – Year Students

You are not required to have a computer for your first year at CIA; we recommend that you hold off on any computer purchase until just before your second year. Several factors contribute to this recommendation.

  1. Your major does not start until the 2nd year. Computer needs will vary, depending on the major. After you are accepted into a major, we recommend that you discuss specific needs with your academic department.
  2.  You will receive an iPad at orientation. Default apps for word processing, drawing/ painting and presentations are provided by the CIA.
  3.  Computers are available in open labs and the library.