Parallels Desktop for Students | University of Pittsburgh

Parallels Desktop for Students

Parallels Desktop for Mac lets you seamlessly run Windows and macOS side-by-side, drag-and-drop your files between operating systems, and run Windows software on your Apple computer without rebooting.

Parallels Desktop Product List

Product Operating Systems Available as a no-cost download at My Pitt Media Cost Expiration Date Available for use in the Student Computing Labs

Parallels 12.0




Does not expire


Please note: the minimum requirements for this software as they have changed substantially from the previous version

  • A Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Intel Core M or Xeon processor.
  • 4 GB of memory (8 GB of memory is recommended).
  • MacOS Yosemite 10.10.5 or later, macOS El Capitan 10.11.5 or later, or macOS Sierra 10.12 or later.

Learn how to purchase software.

Visit the Parallels website for additional product information.