School of Art Registration Instructions

Spring 2015

The Student Self-Service Portal is replacing WebAdvisor for registration in Spring 2015. Instructions on its use are available here. Students will use the same login as they had for WebAdvisor.

Educational plans for the Spring semester will be approved by the Office of Academic Advisement of the School of Art according to the following schedule at appointed times only:

Seniors Finishing in May 2015 – Monday, November 10 or Tuesday, November 11
Seniors Finishing in December 2015 - Tuesday, November 11
Transfer Students – Monday, November 10
Juniors – Wednesday, November 12
Sophomores – Thursday, November 13

Please note that all approval of registration is by appointment, at times determined by lottery. Make certain that you have obtained an appointment from the Office of Academic Advisement. Students without appointments will be seen at the end of the appropriate day. Please do not email. We will not approve plans other than in person.


Students who do not have their registration approved on the appropriate date may do so through November 24 but risk being closed out of classes. Students should check their financial accounts on the Student Self-Service Portal and clear any holds before attempting to register.

Students will then register via the Student Self-Servie Portal for approved classes, according to the following schedule:
Seniors – Tuesday, November 18, starting at 12:01 a.m.
Juniors – Wednesday, November 19, starting at 12:01 a.m.
Sophomores – Thursday, November 20, starting at 12:01 a.m.

Foundation Program Students – Students should create an educational plan that follows the prescribed curriculum by Monday, November 17.  These plans will be approved prior to Friday, November 21.  Students should go online to register on November 21, starting at 12:01 a.m., making certain to choose the same section designation for each studio and art history class as they were enrolled in during fall 2014 (A, B, C, or D). In the spring semester, students register for 4DD instead of Color.  Again, the same section designation should be chosen. Students must also register for HSS 2, selecting any section that fits their schedule. 

If students find that they are closed out of any approved classes, they must return to the Office of Academic Advisement to seek approval for replacement classes. Additional choices should be placed on the educational plan for approval beforehand.

All students who do not register by midnight on November 24 must register on the first day of classes, Tuesday, Januar 20, 2015. A late registration fee of $100.00 will be charged by the Registrar at that time.

Schedule Changes

In certain circumstances program changes (Add/Drops) may be subject to a fee. Please consult the Registration information from the Office of Admissions and Records on this subject. Students should therefore choose their classes carefully. Please consult the Office of Academic Advisement no later than Thursday, November 6 to address any questions about your program of study and to avoid any misunderstanding of the published requirements of The Cooper Union.

Spring 2015 classes will begin on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 and will follow a Monday schedule.

  • 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.