Application and Enrollment

We are currently accepting applications for the Spring 2017 semester.


To be considered for the program applicants must

  • Be a permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Have a work permit
  • Have educational credentials and professional experience in the field of engineering, chemistry, information technology, or a related field;
  • Demonstrate a financial need


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

Please call Larisa Akerman at 718.226.0437 if you have any additional questions about the program or to determine your eligibility. Please include your name, a phone number and suggested times when you can be reached.

Registration and Enrollment

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

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.

Registration fee of $50.00 should be paid to “The Cooper Union” by check or money order at the time of your registration appointment.

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

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

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

  • 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.