Admitted Students

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Design by Adriana, third-year School of Art student

Design by Adriana, third-year School of Art student

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Design by Alejandro, third-year School of Art student

Design by Alejandro, third-year School of Art student

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Design by Leticia, second-year School of Art student

Design by Leticia, second-year School of Art student

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Design by Orchid, second-year School of Art student

Design by Orchid, second-year School of Art student

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Design by Orchid, second-year School of Art student

Design by Orchid, second-year School of Art student

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Design by Darius, second-year School of Art student

Design by Darius, second-year School of Art student

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Design by Orchid, second-year School of Art student

Design by Orchid, second-year School of Art student

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Design by Orchid, second-year School of Art student

Design by Orchid, second-year School of Art student

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Design by Ryn, second-year School of Art student

Design by Ryn, second-year School of Art student

Congratulations and welcome to the Cooper community! We encourage you to take this time to get to know us better by reaching out to a Cooper student ambassador and joining the admitted student Facebook group.

There are a number of pertinent and time sensitive next steps. Please carefully review the below.

First​​​

  • Respond to your Offer of Admission & Make your Deposit

    • 1) Sign in to your applicant portal here and respond to your offer of admission. The portal also contains instructions and login credentials to view your financial aid awards.

      2) Once you accept your offer of admission, a deposit link will appear. Submit your Non-refundable Deposit of $1,135.00 (undergraduate) $1,400 (graduate). This deposit represents the student fee and lab materials fee for the fall semester.

      3) Set Up your CooperID
      Set up your unique CooperID by following instructions here. Please be sure to activate this account as soon as possible, as you will receive important communications from Financial Aid, the Registrar, and Student Affairs through your cooper.edu email.

      4) Complete the Multi-Factor Authentication registration and sign in to your Office 365 account.

  •  Admitted Students Day 

    • Save the date—Sunday, April 10, 2022 

    • The event will start in our historic Great Hall at 1 pm EST, followed by school-specific breakout sessions around 3 pm, and the program will conclude with a reception at Grace Church School from 4:30–6:30 pm. Check the applicant portal for more program details. 

After Submitting your Deposit

  • International Students: Complete your I-20 Application 

    • International students are required to submit an I-20 application. Instructions are available here.

    • When submitting your I-20 application, plan to complete it at least 4 months before coming into the U.S. The deadline to submit your I-20 application is June 1, 2022. 

  • Discuss your Financial Aid & Student Accounts

    Make an appointment to meet with a member of the Financial Aid or Student Accounts team to ask any question you may have regarding your aid or your accounts. 

  • First-Year Students: Apply for Housing 

    Students in their first year may elect to stay in our Student Residence Hall, located three minutes from campus. Applications for housing are available here.

  • Submit your Final Transcripts

    • Send an official copy of your final transcript from your high school and/or college, certifying your graduation and/or completion of college coursework by July 1, 2022. 

    • International Students: All official transcripts must be translated into English with the date of graduation clearly indicated. An official transcript includes a signature from a school official and a school stamp/seal.

  • Submit your Health Forms

    • You must submit a record of a physical examination by your physician, a record of your immunizations, and a form regarding your meningitis status. All required forms can be located and completed in your applicant portal under the admitted student checklist tab. If you have questions or concerns about these forms, please contact Eric Conley in the office of student affairs at eric.conley@cooper.edu. Please note, New York State requires proof of immunization from measles, mumps, and rubella before starting as a Cooper Union student. The Cooper Union requires all students be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they apply for a religious or medical exemption. 

    • While completing the health forms, students are encouraged to make contact with the dean of students, Chris Chamberlin, if they have specific questions about physical or mental health issues and/or disability accommodation services. Please email the dean of students at chamber@cooper.edu with any questions or concerns.

  • Register for your Classes 

    First-year students are automatically registered for courses, and your schedule will be available in the self-service portal by August. Transfer students will be notified by their advisors. 

  • Deferral Policy

    Please read our deferral policy and requirements for seeking a deferral here

  • Summer School 2022

Please reach out to admissions@cooper.edu with any questions. 

We have also put together a School of Engineering FAQ, a School of Architecture/School of Art FAQ, and a Resource Guide

Again, welcome to the Cooper community. You will be joining alumni such as Daniel Arsham A'03, who was named Creative Director for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Arsham is the first artist to ever hold the title which typically goes to a pop culture icon. There is also recent graduate Nithi Subbaian EE'20, who co-founded Impactful, a platform and online community for sharing career opportunities in technology for social good. In accepting your place at Cooper, we are confident that you too will make substantive contributions at Cooper and beyond.

  • 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.