The campus remains closed with all summer courses being conducted online and staff working remotely. Classes will resume on August 31, 2020 for the fall semester. For updates on campus operations, both virtual and in person, for the fall semester, please see the Fall 2020 Info Hub page.

Albert Nerken School of Engineering Registration Instructions

Fall 2020

Registration Policies

Rising first year, sophomore and junior students will be advised by an assigned Academic Advisor in their department. EE students may choose any full-time EE professor as an advisor.  BSE students should contact Acting Associate Dean Savizky for program advisement and approval. You should have received an email recently from your department with the name of your new advisor (chemical engineering students retain their advisors throughout their time at Cooper Union). If you did not, please consult the department secretaries and chairs below:


ChE – Professor Okorafor
CE – Professor Guido
EE – Professor Fontaine
ME – Professor Baglione

You must communicate with your advisor for approval of your program and discussions of options as necessary.  Do so early.  Don’t wait until the last minute!  Only your advisor is allowed online access to your program for approval.

View the current class schedule. We will also have the following courses available over the summer: Ma113, Ma223, Ma224 and Ch110.

View the requirements and policies requirements and policies to see more information about your particular major, including the curriculum.

1.   Attempts to register for more than 21 credits will be automatically rejected. If your advisor approves this overload, he or she must make an email request to the engineering dean. Overload requests will only be considered if your cumulative GPA is greater than 3.0.

2. ADD/DROPS will not be accepted before the first day of classes for the Fall semester.

3. The ADD/DROP period nominally ends after the first week of classes meet and when all classes have met at least once.

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