School of Art Registration Instructions

Fall 2019

Student must create their educational plans on the Student Self-Service Portal.  See the instructions for its use.

Educational plans for Fall will be approved in person only by the Office of Academic Advisement of the School of Art according to the following schedule at appointed times only:

Thursday, April 4

Friday, April 5 or Monday, April 8

Tuesday, April 9

Please note that all approval of educational plans is by appointment, at times determined by lottery. Make certain that you have obtained an appointment from the Office of Academic Advisement. Students without appointments will be seen at the end of the appropriate day.

No one will be seen unless they have entered a complete educational plan on the student self- service portal. You must choose a s section for each class on the plan.

Please do not email – we will not approve plans other than in person, nor will we email you.

Students who do not have their plans approved on the appropriate date may do so through April 12 but risk being closed out of classes. Students must check their financial accounts on the Student Self-Service Portal and clear any holds before attempting to register.

Students returning for the Fall semester will then register via the Student Self-Service Portal for approved classes, according to the following schedule:

Rising Seniors
Tuesday, April 9, starting at 9 am

Rising Juniors
Wednesday, April 10, starting at 9 am

Rising Sophomores
Thursday, April 11, starting at 9 am

If students find that they are closed out of any approved classes, they must return to the Office of Academic Advisement to seek approval for replacement classes. Additional choices should be placed on the educational plan for approval beforehand.

All students who do not register by midnight on April 12 must register on the first day of classes, Tuesday, September 3.  A late registration fee of $100.00 will be charged by the Registrar at that time.

Schedule Changes

In certain circumstances program changes (Add/Drops) may be subject to a fee. Students should therefore choose their classes carefully.  Please consult the Office of Academic Advisement no later than April 3 to address any questions about your program of study and to avoid any misunderstanding of the published requirements of The Cooper Union.

Fall classes will begin on Tuesday, September 3. Please note that a Tuesday class schedule will be followed that day.

  • 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.