Student Immunization Requirements

Before registering at The Cooper Union, all degree-seeking students enrolled for six (6) credits or more and born on or after January 1, 1957, must provide documentation of their immunizations against measles, mumps, and rubella.

All new students are required to complete a series of health and medical forms including proof of immunizations. Please be sure to provide the dates of these vaccinations along with a medical provider's signature as indicated on the form.

If you have a history of a medically diagnosed case of either the measles or the mumps you will not need to present proof of having received these vaccinations. Documentation must be verified by a medical provider as indicated on the immunization form. This is not the case for rubella.

If you are unable to obtain the necessary medical provider signature or immunization documentation, an alternative is to have a Blood Antibody Titer drawn. This lab test measures the level of measles, mumps, and rubella antibodies in your blood. If you choose this option, please attach a copy of the lab results along with the immunization form. Any result other than a positive result will be deemed noncompliant.

Completed forms must be received by The Office of Student Affairs per the instructions on the required medical forms.

Fall semester: July 1
Spring semester: December 15

If you have not submitted your documentation by the due dates listed above, please make sure to submit your documentation by fax to 212.353.4044 or scan it and email it to Dean Chamberlin at to prevent complications with your registration.

  • 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.