Registration Instructions


Online registration through Student Self-Service for the Fall 2016 semester classes will take place between April 19 and 22, 2016.  This registration is for all Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree students who plan to return to The Cooper Union in January.

If in Fall 2016 you will be...You will register online starting...
A Master’s student, or a Senior in all schoolsTuesday, April 19, 2016
Starting at 12:01 a.m.
An Art Junior, or
An Engineering Junior, or
A Third- or Fourth-Year Architecture Student
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Starting at 12:01 a.m.
An Architecture, Art or Engineering SophomoreThursday, April 21, 2016
Starting at 12:01 a.m.

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

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

Online registration through Student Self-Service will occur in the following way:

  1. Each student will submit a proposed schedule to their advisor.  Students are encouraged to e-mail their advisors that they have submitted their schedule.
  2. The advisor will review the schedule and approve it if satisfactory.  Advisors must e-mail their students upon approval.
  3. Starting on their appointed day and continuing through April 22, students will register online.
  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 online here.

Schedule changes and necessary program alterations may be accommodated without fee during the drop/add period, which is September 6 - 13. 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 6. Note: Tuesday classes meet.

Any returning student who does not register between April 19 and 22 may register in September; there will be a $100 late registration fee.

After September 13, 2016 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.

Special Instructions for Engineering Students

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

  • 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.