Coronavirus & 2020 Admissions
March 18, 2020
As we’ve all seen, the COVID-19 virus has had an enormous impact around the world. This disruption has undoubtedly impacted you and your family. At The Cooper Union, we would like to take this opportunity to provide a brief update about our admissions process which we hope will help to create some certainty for you as an applicant.
As of today:
1. We expect to meet our planned admissions notification date of April 1. Our intention is that our applicants will receive a response to their application on or before that date.
2. While our deposit deadline for those students who are admitted will remain as May 1, we have pre-approved an extension to May 15 for ALL students who need it. If you are admitted on April 1 and need until May 15 to submit your deposit, we will hold your position—no appeal required.
3. We recognize that for some admitted students and their families, the admission deposit may represent a financial challenge, especially in light of recent events. Accordingly, for students planning to enroll, but for whom the deposit may be difficult, we want you to know that we will work with you to find alternatives. We want to offer as much flexibility as we can.
Please reach out to us after April 1 if this applies to you and your family. We hope this information is helpful as you consider your college plans at this most extraordinary time. As always, please reach out to the Admissions Office if you need support in any way. While we are working from home, we anticipate being able to answer your questions without significant delay. The best way to reach us is by email at email@example.com.
International students, please be sure to give yourself ample time to apply for a visa and keep checking the State Department website for visa timing. Email Assistant Director of International Student Services, Hala Alkasm at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns. In the case that your visa is denied or delayed beyond May 15, please provide documentation and we will refund your deposit. You should also visit the international applicants page for updates.
For all financial aid- and deposit-related questions, following the release of the financial aid award letters on April 6, please contact Student Financial Services by email at email@example.com.
Vice President for Enrollment