New Student FAQs

New Undergraduate Students

No, we do not require students to have a personal computer; however, we highly recommend it. The college provides public computer labs throughout campus for student use.
Desktop systems are less expensive, but laptops are great for mobility, consume less electricity and take up less space.

Yes, links to hardware and software discounts are available.

Agnes Scott students, faculty and staff are eligible for educational discounts on personal computer hardware and software purchases.

The college has partnered with the following vendors to offer you special pricing. To take advantage of these discounts, simply visit the links below

  • On The Hub: Discounted pricing for Adobe Creative Cloud, Office 2016 (PC/Mac) for the desktop, Windows 10 and more.
    1.  Under Institution Type, select College/University
    2.  Under State/Province, select Georgia
    3.  In the Institution List, select Georgia Independent College Association
  • Microsoft - Free Office 365 Pro Plus: Self-serve sign up with your Agnes Scott email address to gain cloud access to Office 365 Pro Plus. 
Yes. All residence hall rooms have access to the campus wireless network (WoofWoofWifi). There is one emergency telephone available on each residence hall floor.  There are high definition cable TV services in common TV rooms in the residence halls.  You can stream cable services over the network using Hulu, Sling, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services.  Broadcasting or Multicasting devices or services (i.e., Chromecast, Google Home devices) are not allowed on the campus wireless network. Cellular service signal within the residence hall varies depending on your service provider.

ASC’s Wi-Fi service, Woof Woof Wi-Fi, is available all over campus. Access to WoofWoof Wi-Fi is made through your ASC network ID and password. You should not bring a wireless router.

  • Access to academic-related network file services
  • Email with Google’s Gmail service branded Scottiemail
  • Web access through standard browsers
  • Instant messenger and chat services
  • Access to the course management system, online phone directory, intranet, library services and AscAgnes, a password-protected site that allows students access to grades, class schedules, financial aid, transcript information and student account statements.
  • College licensed software required by some courses is available over the Internet.
A set of instructions are/were included in your orientation packet. If you need an additional copy, drop by the ITS Help Desk, Walters Basement.

A small inkjet for your room is fine. Thirty-seven multi-function printers are stationed around campus that support grayscale and color printing, photocopying and scanning.  Your student ID card will provide access to these devices.

Yes. Any personal computer connecting to the campus network must have an active antivirus program installed.

  • PC Antivirus software: (free) AVG, Avast, Windows Defender  (paid) Kapersky, Bitdefender, TrendMicro, Norton Internet Security
  • Mac Antivirus software: (free) Avast, AVG, Norton’s iVirus (paid) Bitdefender for Mac, Kapersky Virus Scanner, Norton for Mac and ClamXAV

We assist with issues related to connecting to the residence-hall network, diagnosing hardware problems and general operational issues. We cannot provide support for advanced system crashes or systems infected with a virus or malware.

  • USB  memory sticks are useful
  • Operating system, restoration and application software
  • Product registration numbers
  • Three-prong grounding power adapter
  • Surge protecting power strip
  • Warranty contact information

Call the ITS Help Desk at 404-471-5487, send an email to itshelp@agnesscott.edu , or come by the Help Desk on the ground floor of Walters Hall, staffed from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

June and July hours are: 8 a.m. - 5:15 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

New Graduate Students (Online Learning)

Yes, links to hardware and software discounts are available.

Agnes Scott students, faculty and staff are eligible for educational discounts on personal computer hardware and software purchases.

The college has partnered with the following vendors to offer you special pricing. To take advantage of these discounts, simply visit the links below

  • On The Hub: Discounted pricing for Adobe Creative Cloud, Office 2016 (PC/Mac) for the desktop, Windows 10 and more.
    1.  Under Institution Type, select College/University
    2.  Under State/Province, select Georgia
    3.  In the Institution List, select Georgia Independent College Association
  • Microsoft - Free Office 365 Pro Plus: Self-serve sign up with your Agnes Scott email address to gain cloud access to Office 365 Pro Plus. 
ASC’s Wi-Fi service, Woof Woof Wi-Fi, is available all over campus.

Yes. Any personal computer connecting to the campus network must have an active antivirus program installed.

  • PC Antivirus software: (free) AVG, Avast, Windows Defender  (paid) Kapersky, Bitdefender, TrendMicro, Norton Internet Security
  • Mac Antivirus software: (free) Avast, AVG, Norton’s iVirus (paid) Bitdefender for Mac, Kapersky Virus Scanner, Norton for Mac and ClamXAV
We assist with issues related to connecting to the network, diagnosing hardware problems and general operational issues. We cannot provide support for advanced system crashes or systems infected with a virus or malware, but we can refer you to Onyx Computer Repair Services.
  • Antivirus (See above answers for examples of available options.)
  • Microsoft Office suite
  • Chrome browser
  • Any other software you foresee yourself using at home to virtually attend class and complete your coursework

NOTE: Some software specific to classes is available on campus computers and doesn’t need to be purchased when the College is open: e.g., SPSS, SAS, Maple, Spartan, STATA, Systat, MatLab, Fathom, Cje, Chem Office, MathCAD and various graphic design programs.

All Macs on campus have the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite installed. The Macs in McCain G-11 and G-37 have the latest Adobe Suite installed. 

While classes are conducted online, if you plan on working on projects off-campus that require the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, it’s suggested you purchase the Suite. Please refer to the Technology Discounts link to obtain the Agnes student discount for the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, or any other applications you may need for your courses.

Many of these applications are also available virtually through a link in you Canvas course(s).

Consider purchasing an external hard drive or a USB flash drive to back up your projects.

Along with your Agnes email, you receive a Google Drive account with unlimited storage, so feel free to store anything there as well.

Go to http://graduate.cdvl.agnesscott.org/, quick links are listed at the bottom of the page.

Main ITS

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