Most or all written assignments in the School of Nursing must be submitted in Microsoft Office format. Although it is possible to use other software (MS Works, Open Office, Apple Pages and Keynote, etc.) to create documents and then save them in MS Office format, doing so requires care and makes collaboration more difficult. We strongly recommend that all students have and use MS Office 2007 or later.
Purchase MS Office
If you have Windows 7 or 8 (or Mac OS), the best student deal for MS Office is Office 365 University. Students can get a four year subscription for $79.00. For details visit office.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-office-university-suite-online-subscription-FX102918415.aspx. Office 365 is not compatible with Windows Vista. If you have an older computer with Vista, your choices are either to upgrade to Windows 7 (around $100 for that) before purchasing Office 365 or purchase a new computer which will already have a newer version of Windows.
The University is working with Microsoft on an agreement which will allow all UTC students free access to Office 365 ProPlus. This package includes the MS Word and Powerpoint students need for classes. Unfortunately, this arrangement is not yet complete; for the time being, we recommend purchasing a subscription at the link above.