Please be advised that, due to weather conditions, The Cooper Union will close today, Monday, at 1 p.m., and will remain closed all day tomorrow, Tuesday. Classes beginning before 1 p.m. today should be dismissed at 1 p.m. Classes starting at 1 p.m. or later are canceled. Administrative offices will close at 1 p.m. today and be closed tomorrow. Staff in security, housing, and buildings and grounds should confirm schedules with their supervisors. A decision about Wednesday's schedule will be posted by 9 p.m. Tuesday. Please watch email or see this website for updates. The add/drop period will be extended through the end of day on Tuesday February 3rd.
You will have to prepare and submit by March 1, 2015:
Your official high school transcript or GED certificate (required for all applicants)
Your official college transcripts (sent directly from the college or university)
Recommendation letters (optional)
Your SAT I or ACT scores (must be sent directly from the College Board and/or ACT)*
Send all materials to the Office of Admissions, 30 Cooper Square, New York, NY 10003.
*Under certain circumstances, we will waive the SAT/ACT requirement. Generally, only transfer students and/or non-traditional students' requests to waive the standardized testing requirement are considered. You must be able to prove you have had at least one year of college-level math and college-level English to apply for the waiver. The Admissions staff will then consider your request and notify you if you can waive the SAT/ACT requirement. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
You will receive a studio test in late January which you must complete and submit by the deadline provided (approximately 3-4 weeks later).
The studio test will be sent to all applicants via email on the same day in late January after the application deadline.
The studio test will include portfolio requirements for transfers. All portfolio work should be sent with the studio test.
Please follow all instructions carefully.
You will receive an admission decision at the beginning of April.
*Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not graduated from a secondary school in a country with English as the official medium of instruction are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and submit official scores to the Office of Admissions. Click here for more information regarding International Applicants.
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.