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Computer Purchasing for Education
Need a computer? Take advantage of being a member of the University community by getting an educational discount on a Dell or Apple computer, printer, and accessories.
Student Purchases: Purchase a Dell or Apple computer at student educational prices. Check with your college or major for any specific computer and operating system requirements. See below for computer system recommendations from University Technology Services.
Faculty and Staff: Personal computer purchases from Dell or Apple may be made at educational discount pricing.
College and departmental purchases: These can be made through Dell online Education stores, Apple online institutional store, or the UTS Service Desk at (803) 777-1800. Orders can also be done through other State contract vendors if available. Institutional purchases must go through the appropriate University procurement procedures.
Educational Software pricing is also available through UTS Software Distribution.
Online Store for Education Institutions
The Apple Online Store for Education Institutions makes it even easier to do business with Apple by delivering a number of efficiencies and benefits through all stages of online purchasing. The steps below will help you register for access or update your current access to the Apple Online Store for Education.
Steps to Register with a New or Existing Institution Apple ID
Steps to Add a Location
If you need to create proposals, make purchases or request returns for more than one Apple
You will receive an in process notification email, followed by a welcome letter. Once you have received your welcome letter, you are ready to shop, create proposals or request a return. Visit https://ecommerce.apple.com, select your country, and log in to the Apple Store for Education.
If you encounter any registration issues, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call our dedicated support team at 1-800-800-2775, option 4 then 1, for assistance.
Dell computers, printers, and accessories can be purchased at educational discounts directly from Dell at www.dell.com/usc or 1-800-695-8133. When purchasing from Dell, use the USC Member ID US11129897 to get your discount.
UTS recommends a 3-year In-Home warranty which will serve you through most of your college years, and give you access to full Dell Support.
The following are the minimum computer recommendations for computers connecting to the university network: