Technology Requirements

Software and Minimum Technology Requirements

Students may be scheduled to take courses online or in a hybrid format, and some courses will be using electronic textbooks (eBooks); therefore the following are minimum computer system requirements for both PC and Mac users who are taking courses online or using eBooks. Students enrolled in the medical assisting, nursing, graphic design, or technology programs have additional requirements.

PC Users (Online Students):

  • Microsoft Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 or Windows 8 (presently not Windows 8 RT) Operating System
  • A minimum of a 2048 Megabytes (2 GB) of Internal Memory
  • A minimum of a 1.5 Gigahertz (1500 MHz) Processor
  • A minimum of 15 Gigabytes (15 GB) free storage/hard drive space
  • At least a dial-up speed internet connection (broadband strongly recommended)
  • Internet Explorer 8 or higher or Firefox (Firefox is freeware, downloadable from the web)
  • Monitor resolution 1280 x 800
  • CD/DVD reading drive

Mac Users (Online Students):

  • A 32 or 64 bit Intel-based Apple Macintosh with Windows Boot Capability
  • Boot Camp or Parallels (program required to run Windows on MAC)
  • MAC OS X 10.5.7 or higher
  • 2.0 Gigabytes (2 GB) of RAM
  • 20 Gigabytes (20 GB) free storage/hard drive space
  • At least a dial-up speed internet connection (broadband strongly recommended)
  • Safari 4 or Firefox
  • Monitor resolution 1280 x 800
  • CD/DVD reading drive

Additional Requirements for eBooks (Online and Ground Students):

  • Software Requirements:  Windows users are required to install Microsoft .NET 3.5 SP1
    and .NET 4.0

Additional Requirements for Graphic Design Students (Online and Ground Students):

All students will be provided with a student version of Adobe Creative Cloud (replaces Adobe Creative Suite as of July 2014).

  • Students will receive information about the current Adobe applications from their instructor
  • Flatbed scanner  600 dpi x 600 dpi; size 8.5" x 11"
  • Digital Camera with manual white balance, semi-automatic (minimum) or manual (preferred)
  • 30 Gigabytes (30 GB) storage/free hard drive space
  • 512 Megabyte (512 MB) video card
  • CD/DVD burner highly recommended
  • 200 Gigabyte external hard drive highly recommended

Additional Requirements for Medical Assisting and Nursing Program Students (Online and Ground Students):

Students will need access to a scanner to upload timesheets and other course material signed off by a clinical site designee and /or proctor.

Additional Requirements for Technology Students (Online Students):

Mac users will not be able to use Oracle 11g (no 11g release for Mac).  Student using a Mac in their technology courses will need to use a PC for Oracle 11g or use 10g Release 2 for the Mac.

  • A PC is strongly recommended for technology courses

Note: Technology requirements can be accessed on the Herzing Website at Students taking courses online should have a technology back up plan in case their normal technology is not operable for a period of time.

Microsoft Office Install

It is very important that the following guidelines are used prior to and during the installation of Microsoft Office 2007:

Install Microsoft Office 2007 (1-page PDF)

If you have any problems installing the Microsoft Office 2007, please contact tech support at: 1-866-508-0748 x656. If you receive a voicemail, please leave your name, student number, phone number, and the issue.

Please note that Herzing University or Herzing University Online is not responsible for any damage that may occur to any student’s computer to include but not limited to, hardware, software, file directory or file contents as a result of student’s installing software or not having the appropriate hardware configurations for such installation.

Web Disclaimer

General Information

Herzing University has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our Institution's commitment to privacy and the protection of personal information. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website:

Our Privacy Pledge

Herzing University will use your personal information solely for the purposes of enhancing your experience with our site and to answer any questions you may have concerning our campuses. We will not sell or rent your personal information to third parties.

Herzing University's inquiry form requests that users provide contact information (such as their name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address). We use this contact information to send the user additional information about our school. A user's contact information may also be used by us to contact the user directly. Users may choose not to receive future mailings or other communications from Herzing University at any time (see the Choice/Opt-Out section below).

Information Regarding Contacting Our Prospective Students by Telephone

Herzing University is in compliance with the FCC’s Amendments to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act which went into effect 10/16/2013. This act protects consumers by regulating the way in which companies can call consumer’s cell phones and send texts to those cell phones. Specifically, consumers must give a company, "prior express consent" (achieved by checking the box on the information request form page before form submission) to agree to allow that company to deliver information about their services via text messages, automatically dialed phone messages and/or pre-recorded voice information. While consent must be given to receive information via telephone, consent is not necessary to apply to or be admitted to the university.

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Toledo - Transfer Students

Complete Your Degree Sooner

At Herzing University, we’ll support and guide you through the process of completing your bachelor’s degree or diploma.

You’ll save time and money when you apply what you already know. Transfer credit from your previous course work, training, work experience, or military experience, and you’ll get a head start on your degree and career.

Credit Transfer Checklist

Here is everything you need to know about transferring credits from other colleges and universities:

  1. You must meet the Herzing University’s general undergraduate admissions requirements
  2. Herzing accepts transfer credits into any degree or diploma program. The course for which credit is being sought must have been taken at an accredited post-secondary institution and must be comparable to the course at Herzing University.
  3. Your grade for the course under consideration must be a “C” or higher.
  4. Submit your official transcript from all previous colleges or universities attended. An official description of the course under consideration when available can be very helpful in the credit evaluation process.
  5. To earn your degree or diploma from Herzing, the last 12 semester credit hours and at least 25 percent of the total credits required must be taken at Herzing University. In addition, the total number of credits transferred to Herzing, plus course exemption credits, can not exceed 75 percent of the credits required for a degree or diploma.

Transfer Agreements

Herzing University has a number of transfer agreements with technical and community colleges nationwide. See if your school is on the list.

Earn Credit for Life Experience

Through Herzing’s partnership with, you can earn college credit for what you already know from work experience, military experience, non-credit courses, and training. is an online service that helps evaluate the level of your prior learning through portfolio documentation and assessment:

  • Students may request up to six credits per portfolio within a single discipline.
  • For requests greater than six credits or across multiple disciplines, students may submit additional portfolios.
  • Learn more about

To learn more about Herzing’s transfer policies and agreements, please contact an admissions advisor.

Note: If you decide to transfer to another college or university, please check with the admissions office of that institution. Accepting credits from Herzing University is entirely at the discretion of the receiving institution.