Applying to CU

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Application Information and Instructions


Please Note: All applications for Fall 2014  are now closed. The application for Fall 2015 will be available in August 2014. 


First Year

Transfer

Masters

Non-Matriculating Student Programs

Undergraduate Deadlines

Early Decision for Fall 2015 Applications

  • School of Art: December 1, 2014*
  • School of Engineering: December 1, 2014

*Transfer applicants to the School of Art may apply early decision. However, this application option is not available online. To apply Early Decision as a transfer,complete the online application before the December 1, 2014, deadline and wait for an email communication from Admissions .

First-Year for Fall 2015 Applications

  • School of Architecture: January 12, 2015
  • School of Art: January 12, 2015
  • School of Engineering: January 12, 2015

Transfer for Fall 2015 Applications

  • School of Architecture: January 12, 2015
  • School of Art: January 12, 2015*
  • School of Engineering: January 12, 2015

*Transfer applicants to the School of Art may apply early decision. However, this application option is not available online. To apply Early Decision as a transfer,complete the online application before the December 1, 2014, deadline and wait for an email communication from Admissions .

**Home Test:  Applicants to the School of Architecture and/or the School of Art will be sent a home test in January. This must be completed within one month of receipt. The home test will be sent to all applicants via email. The home test will be sent to everyone on the same day in late January, after the online application deadline.

Graduate Deadlines

Masters

  • Master of Architecture II: February 13, 2014
  • Master of Engineering: April 1, 2014
  • 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.