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Iowa State University has certain global computer requirements and each department has more specific requirements. MajorSuccess is a program developed by TechCyte, in collaboration with academic departments at Iowa State University, and is aimed at providing every student with an appropriate and accurate computer recommendation based on their major.


The MajorSuccess program enables you to:

  • Browse and choose between the different Apple® and Dell® recommendations.
  • Explore additional computer options from Microsoft® and Lenovo®.
  • Browse the recommended computer accessories for your laptop.
  • SAVE 7% on your laptop and accessories purchase.
  • Save up to $200 on computers through education pricing.
  • Save up to $40 on manufacturer warranty-extensions.
  • Demo your computer in-store before you buy it.
  • Checkout a computer using the Laptop Loaner Program.

If the model of the computer (from any manufacturer) you are looking for is not listed on our website or if you are interested in a customized order, we can special order a computer for you from Apple, Dell, Microsoft, and many other manufacturers TAX-FREE (subject to a wait time of 2-4 weeks). Contact us at techcyteorder@iastate.edu to place a special order.

Our knowledgeable and friendly associates are here to serve you so please feel free to contact us if you have any questions - techcyte@iastate.edu or 800-478-0048, option 5.

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