School of Art Registration Instructions

Fall 2014 Registration Procedure

All registration takes place via WebAdvisor. Students that do not yet have a login for WebAdvisor must request one via

Educational plans for the fall semester will be approved by the Office of Academic Advisement of the School of Art according to the following schedule, at appointed times only (see below):
Seniors Finishing in December 2014 – Tuesday, April 15
Seniors Finishing in May 2015 - Wednesday, April 16
Transfer Students – Wednesday, April 16
Juniors – Thursday, April 17
Sophomores – Friday, April 18

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.  


Students who do not have their registration approved on the appropriate date may do so through April 25 but risk being closed out of classes. Students should check their financial accounts on WebAdvisor and clear any holds before attempting to register.

Students will then register via WebAdvisor for approved classes, according to the following schedule:
Seniors – Tuesday, April 22, starting at midnight.
Juniors – Wednesday, April 23, starting at midnight.
Sophomores – Thursday, April 24, starting at midnight.

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 April 25 must register on the first day of classes, Tuesday, September 2, 2014. 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, April 10 to address any questions about your program of study and to avoid any misunderstanding of the published requirements of The Cooper Union.

Fall 2014 classes will begin on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 and will follow a Tuesday 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.