Registration Instructions


On-line registration through WebAdvisor for the Fall 2014 semester classes will take place between April 22 and 25, 2014.  This registration is for all Bachelor's Degree, Certificate and Masters Degree students who plan to return to Cooper Union in September.

If in Fall 2014 you will be...You will register online starting...
A Master’s student, or a Senior in all schoolsTuesday, April 22, 2014
Starting at 12:01 am
An Art Junior, or
An Engineering Junior, or
A Third- or Fourth-Year Architecture Student
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Starting at 12:01 am
An Architecture, Art or Engineering SophomoreThursday, April 24, 2014
Starting at 12:01 am

Separate registration instructions for each school and HSS can be found below.

Students who have a financial obligation to The Cooper Union will not be permitted to register. Please satisfy any debts before registration.

Registration through WebAdvisor will occur in the following way:

1.   Each student will submit a proposed schedule to their advisor. 

2.   The advisor will review the schedule in WebAdvisor and approve it if satisfactory.  Advisors must e-mail their students upon approval.

3.   Starting on their appointed day and continuing through April 26, students will register on-line through WebAdvisor.

4.   If a student encounters difficulty with registration, staff members in the Admissions and Records office can be reached at 212 353-4120 during normal business hours.  Or e-mail

Note: Students will find instructions on registering on-line and navigating through WebAdvisor on the registration page.

Schedule changes and necessary program alterations may be accommodated without fee during the drop/add period, which is September 2 - 9. After that there is a $25 fee for withdrawing from courses (no courses may be added).

The first day of classes will be Tuesday, September 2nd with a Tuesday schedule.

Any returning student who does not register between April 22  and 25 may register in September; there will be a $100 late registration fee.

After September 9, 2014 students may drop classes only within the guidelines and timeframes established by the three Schools and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences; there will be a $25 fee for each transaction.

Master's Students Please Note: Even if you are pursuing only the completion of your Thesis, you MUST register in the normal way.


Please remember the guidelines for registration for Physics and Math.  You must register within your major unless you have permission to do otherwise.


Please fill out the Application for Graduation form on WebAdvisor.  It is in the Academic Planning section on the right side of the Students Menu.

  • 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.