Technology Requirements

NCU requires the following technical specifications to ensure that students can successfully take proctored examinations and complete their coursework. If you have questions, contact us at [email protected]


Computer that runs at least Windows 10 or higher or Mac OS X, with at least 4GB of RAM (8 GB recommended).


Resolution at least 640 x 480 with 1280×720 recommended.


Many webcams have built in microphones.


Or headphones connected to the computer.

Chrome Web Browser

Most current version with Adobe Flash Player installed. Adobe Flash
Player is a free download from


Reliable high-speed Internet connection of at least 10-15 Mbps.

Microsoft Office

Adobe PDF reader

It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that these requirements are met. If you use technology that does not meet these requirements, it is possible that you will not be able to complete some course material. Failure to complete a course due to technology that does not meet these specifications will result in a failing grade and possible academic probation.

Student Identity Verification

Students take their course examinations through an independent, online proctoring service that verifies their identity through webcam and government photo identification. For those that do not have a government issued ID, you will need to obtain a state identification card to take proctored exams.