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Transfer – Art

 

Admissions Process

You may apply for transfer to The School of Art if:

  • You have completed 18-60 credits of studio art courses
  • OR you have previously earned a baccalaureate degree in a discipline other than art 

 

FALL 2020 EARLY DECISION:

STEP 1 Submit the first part of your application online by Monday, December 2, 2019.
STEP 2 You will receive a confirmation email.
STEP 3 You will have to prepare and submit by Monday, December 2, 2019.

Send all materials to: 
The Office of Admissions 
30 Cooper Square, 3rd Floor 
New York, NY 10003

or you can email them to: admissions@cooper.edu.

*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 admissions@cooper.edu for more information. 

STEP 4

You will receive a Hometest in December which you must complete and submit by the deadline provided (approximately 3-4 weeks later).

The Hometest will be sent to all applicants via email on the same day in mid-December after the application deadline. We highly recommend adding admissions@cooper.edu to your email address book in order to prevent important emails (like your Hometest and admission decision!) from going to spam.

The Hometest will include portfolio requirements. All portfolio work should be sent with the Hometest.

Please follow all instructions carefully.

STEP 5 You will receive an admission decision by Saturday, February 1, 2020.

 

FALL 2020 REGULAR DECISION:
STEP 1 Submit the first part of your application online by Monday, January 6, 2020. 
STEP 2 You will receive a confirmation email.
STEP 3 You will have to prepare and submit by Monday, January 6, 2020. 

Send all materials to: 
The Office of Admissions 
30 Cooper Square, 3rd Floor 
New York, NY 10003

or you can email them to: admissions@cooper.edu.

*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 admissions@cooper.edu for more information. 

STEP 4

You will receive a Hometest in late January which you must complete and submit by the deadline provided (approximately 3-4 weeks later).

The Hometest will be sent to all applicants via email on the same day in late January after the application deadline. We highly recommend adding admissions@cooper.edu to your email address book in order to prevent important emails (like your Hometest and admission decision!) from going to spam.

Students who apply via the extended deadline between January 15th-30th will receive their Hometest in early February. 

The Hometest will include portfolio requirements. All portfolio work should be sent with the Hometest.

Please follow all instructions carefully.

STEP 5 You will receive an admission decision by Wednesday, April 1, 2020.
 

 

*Undergraduate 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 one the below exams.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), IELTS (International English Language Testing System), or DET (Duolingo English Testing) Scores per the below requirements. Scores must be submitted directly by the testing service to admissions@cooper.edu.

Click here for more information regarding International Applicants.

Transfer applicants typically have fewer than 60 credits at another institution. An accepted applicant who has previously earned a baccalaureate degree in a discipline other than art will be treated as a transfer student for purposes of evaluating completion of degree requirements and length of time allotted at The Cooper Union to complete the B.F.A.

  • 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.