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Technology at SCU

macOS Monterey

Product Information

macOS Monterey was released on October 25, 2021.  Technology Support Services has tested Monterey with our "standard" software to ensure it is compatible.


macOS Monterey is supported by Academic Technology / Technology Support Services.

As with any major macOS upgrade, we recommend you back up your data prior to upgrading.

The macOS versions currently supported by Academic Technology / Technology Support Services are:

  • macOS Catalina (10.15)
  • macOS Big Sur (11.0) 
  • macOS Monterey (12.0)

System Requirements

Apple has announced the following models will support macOS Monterey when it is released:

  • Macbook (Early 2016 and later)
  • MacBook Air (Early 2015 and later)
  • MacBook Pro (Early 2015 and later)
  • Mac mini (Late 2014 and later)
  • iMac (Late 2015 and later)
  • iMac Pro (2017 and later)

Software Compatibility

Please note some new Apple computers use a CPU designed by Apple instead of an Intel CPU.  These computers require a program called Rosetta in order to run software designed to run on an Intel CPU.  Most major software companies are working on software that will run on these Apple CPU's natively so they won't need Rosetta, but this may take several months or longer.  Most current software will run fine with Rosetta.


Active Directory

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

Latest release supports macOS 12

Adobe Creative Cloud

Known issues

Adobe Photoshop

Known issues

BigFix Client

Cisco AnyConnect (VPN)

eduroam (campus wifi)


Supported on Examplify 2.8.

Google Chrome



Supported with MATLAB R2021b

Microsoft Office


Mozilla Firefox

Supported with Firefox 94.0.1

Printer Logic


Waiting for support info from Pharos


Sophos Home (Personally Owned Computers)


Sophos Central (University Owned Computers)

Supported with 10.2.2 and above

Sophos Encryption



Supported with 28.0.1

Zoom Web Conferencing



Last Updated 12/16/2021