Application and Enrollment

Applications and registration for Fall 2016 will be accepted begining on July 5, 2016.


To be considered for the program applicants must

  • Be a permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Have a work permit
  • Have professional experience in their field
  • Demonstrate a financial need


Interested applicants must speak with Larisa Akerman at 718.226.0437 to determine eligibility. The office is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You may also send an email to requesting a call back. Please include your name, a phone number and suggested times when you can be reached.


Once you speak with Larisa Akerman and are accepted for enrollment you must complete the application form. You must also submit a resume. If you are accepted for enrollment the Retraining Program has staff to assist in the writing of your resume. Once complete, both forms and the resume must be sent through the mail or delivered in person to the below address.

The Cooper Union Retraining Program for Immigrant Engineers at CAMBA
2244 Church Ave., 4th floor
Brooklyn NY 11226


  • 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.