Ascend Academic
System Requirements

Ascend Academic is a cloud-based application, so it is accessible from anywhere you have internet access, and it stores your practice data remotely. You can use Ascend Academic on a computer with Windows or macOS. Ascend Academic is even optimized for the Apple iPad. In order to ensure that Ascend Academic performs most effectively, the device that you use to Ascend Academic Ascend should meet or exceed the following recommended system requirements:


  • Latest version of Google Chrome
  • Latest version of Google Chrome for the iPad
  • Latest version of Safari for the iPad

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows 7 or newer
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.9 or newer
  • iOS 11 or newer


  • 8GB

Screen Resolution

  • 1920 x 1200

Internet Bandwidth (*assuming that 10 logon IDs are being used at one time and at one location)

  • 50 Mbps download
  • 10 Mbps upload


  • Google Chrome version 39 or higher for PC and Mac
  • Apple Safari version 8 or higher for iPad

Note: iPad can be used for non-diagnostic purposes only.

Operating System

  • Operating system patched to latest version and security updates

Anti-Virus Software

  • Anti-virus software patched to latest version and virus definitions


  • 15-inch (measured diagonally) monitor for PC and Mac
  • 1024 x 768 resolution for PC, Mac, and iPad