Application and Enrollment

We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2019 semester.


To be considered for the program applicants must

  • Be born outside of the United States
  • Be authorized to work in the United States
  • Have a bachelor's degree or higher and professional experience in the field of engineering, information technology, or a related field from the country of origin (not the U.S.)
  • Have lived in the U.S. less than five full years. (Exceptions for those in the U.S. more than five years may be made on a case-by-case basis)
  • Be unemployed, underemployed, or working in a field not related to your education
  • Have intermediate+ English fluency
  • Demonstrate a financial need
  • Be highly motivated to pursue professional job search


Interested applicants should fill out the application form and submit it, along with their resume, to

Please call Sangita Shrestha at 718.226.0437 if you have any additional questions about the program or to determine your eligibility.

Registration and Enrollment

Accepted applicants will be invited for registration in person at our Brooklyn Office.

2244 Church Ave., 4th floor
Brooklyn NY 11226

On the date of your appointment, please bring the following:

  • Documents establishing your eligibility to work in the United States (for example: White card (I-94), work authorization, green card, or US passport);
  • Social Security card;
  • Medicaid, Benefit Card, or proof of receiving unemployment insurance, if applicable;
  • University Diploma.

Our office is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registrants will be seen by appointment only.

Take B, Q, 2 or 5 trains to the Church Avenue subway station. We are between Flatbush and Bedford Avenues.


The Retraining program is made possible through generous donations from the Robin Hood Foundation and Con Edison. The Retraining Program would also like to thank our individual donors for support.


  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.