System Requirements for Online Courses, Study Plans, and Events

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System Requirements for Online Courses, Study Plans, and Events

Review the general computer system requirements below to ensure an optimal experience with your online course features. If you’re enrolled in a Live Online Class or Event or a Nursing Integrated Testing (NIT) program, review those additional requirements below:
System Requirements

•  Adobe Flash Player 20.0 or higher (free download available at
•  Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 11+ (free download available at
•  Screen resolution of 1024x768 or greater
•  Cookies and Javascript must be enabled

Chrome users: Click here to learn how to enable Flash. Flash must be enabled (no longer enabled by default) 

•  Broadband connection 5 Mbps or higher
•  DSL / Cable / LAN wired connection is strongly recommended over wireless

Hardware Requirements for PC
•  1.4GHz or faster processor
•  512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)

Hardware Requirements for Mac
•  1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor
•  512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)

Recommended Operating Systems and Web Browsers
•  Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 10 / Google Chrome 51+
•  Mac OS X 10.9 or higher / Google Chrome 51+

Kaplan courses and products require a supported version of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge. Click a link below to find out which versions are currently supported:
Chrome (latest stable version)

Live Online Classroom/Event Recommendations
•  Listen to class sessions from your computer speakers or headphones
•  Install Adobe Connect Add-In 
•  Run a system check prior to your first session to ensure the best possible live online classroom experience

NIT Students Additional Requirements
•  Mac users sometimes report difficulty with the online program. Try using Chrome or FireFox instead of Safari.
•  Video Card: At least 64MB of video memory
•  Sound Card: At least 64-bit
•  Adobe Shockwave (free download available at
•  Disable Pop-Up Blocker

System Requirements (Mobile/Tablet Devices)

The Kaplan Mobile Prep app is designed for studying on the go with your Android or Apple device.
•  Requires Android OS 4.4 or later
•  Apple App store (United States / Canada)
•  Requires iOS 10.0 or later 
•  Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

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