Summer at Cooper

Get a jump on getting to know some of your future classmates and faculty members, and in some cases a jumpstart on required coursework. 

The following three courses will also be available during the academic year. It is not required that these courses be taken over the summer!

The Albert Nerken School of Engineering is offering two IN-PERSON courses this summer to fall 2022 admitted students. These courses are required for first-year Engineering students but open to all students.

Ch 110: General Chemistry
An introduction to the general scientific principles associated with chemistry. This course will deal with fundamental ideas such as the concept of the atom, the molecule, the mole and their applications to chemical problems. The classical topics include: dimensional analysis and significant figures; atomic weights; periodic properties; chemical reactions and stoichiometry; redox reactions; ideal gas law and real gas equations of state; the liquid state and intermolecular forces; solution concentrations; chemical equilibrium and equilibrium constants; acids and bases; solubility equilibria; nomenclature of inorganic and organic compounds. The topics for atomic and molecular properties include atomic structure and the quantum theory; electronic structure of atoms; the covalent bond and bond properties; molecular geometries and hybridization; molecular orbital theory. 

  • Classes begin Monday, July 11 and end Thursday, August 11
    • No classes will be held on Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day) or Monday, July 4 (Independence Day). 
  • Classes will be Monday – Thursday, 1 – 4 pm EST 
  • 3 credits

Ma 111: Calculus I
Functions; limit of functions, continuity. The derivative and its applications: curve sketching, maxima and minima, related rates, velocity and acceleration in one dimension; trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic and hyperbolic functions. Definite and indefinite integrals; area, the fundamental theorem, techniques of integration. 

  • Classes begin Monday, July 11 and end Thursday, August 18
  • Classes will be Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 12 pm EST
  • 4 credits 

We encourage you to take either Ma 111 or Ch 110 but not both given the compressed Summer schedule and the intensity of the courses.

Please note, this summer the math placement exam will be offered in August. Please check back for updates. 

To register, please email Professor Ruben Savizky, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at by Friday, June 10. Late registrations will be considered if space is available. 

The Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS) is offering one ONLINE course this summer to fall 2022 admitted students. HSS 1 is a required courses for all students. However, the timing of this course may not work with your current studies which we encourage you to prioritize; you must be finished with your high school studies prior to registering for HSS 1. There will be opportunities to take HSS 1 during the regular academic year.  

HSS 1: The Freshmen Seminar
A literature course concentrating on poetry and drama. Selected texts from antiquity and the Renaissance are common to all sections. 

  • Classes begin Monday, May 23 and end Monday, June 27 
    • No classes will be held on Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day) or Monday, July 4 (Independence Day). 
  • Classes will be Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 10 am – 1 pm EST
  • 3 credits

To learn more and to register, please email Assistant Registrar Brian Murrell at by Monday, May 2. Please note that seats are reserved for current students. Incoming freshmen will be considered as space allows.

  • Add/Drop Period

    • Summer I Term (includes May and June courses)

      • Last day to add May courses is Monday, May 23, 2022

      • Last day to add June courses is Monday, June 1, 2022

    • Summer II Term (includes July courses)

      • Last day to add July courses is Tuesday, July 5, 2022

    • Refunds will not be offered to students who decide to drop/withdraw a course after the summer term start date, regardless of the course start date.

  • Tuition, fees, financial aid, and payment information

    Tuition per credit: $1,310

    Mandatory Student fee: $568

    Summer tuition is charged on a per credit basis of $1,310. Cooper financial aid and scholarships are awarded (toward tuition only, this does not include fees which are paid by the student) on the basis of the existing award on file for each student. For example, a student who receives Cooper aid totaling 60% of their tuition for 2022 – 23 will receive a 60% award towards tuition charges (not fees) for summer 2022.   

    Unfortunately, federal and state financial aid is not available to students enrolling for the first time in the summer as first-year student of the 2022 – 23 academic year. 

    Summer tuition bill is due on Monday, May 23, 2022. All domestic online payments must be made through the Student Self Service portal.

    International online payments must be made through Flywire.

    Only domestic and international money orders, cashier checks, third party scholarship payments, 529 payments, and any other vendor payments may also be mailed. The address to mail such payments is below.

    Regular Mailing Address:

    The Cooper Union
    P.O. Box 22422 
    New York, NY 10087-2422

    Overnight Mailing Address: 

    JPMorgan Chase – Lockbox Processing 
    Attn: The Cooper Union and 22422 
    4 Chase Metrotech Center 
    7th floor East 
    Brooklyn, NY 11245

    Cooper Union does not accept credit or debit cards, personal checks, or wire transfers for tuition and fees, health insurance, or room charges.

    Financial aid and student accounts online appointment are available Monday – Thursday 9:30 am – 4:00 pm during summer schedule. Please Click HERE to make an appointment. 

    Hope to see you this Summer!

  • 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.