Albert Nerken School of Engineering Admissions Process

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Formula Team Lab

These instructions are for first-year students. There are alternate instructions for transfer students. Admission after three years of high school will be considered for exceptional students. See below for more information.

EARLY DECISION: If The Cooper Union is your first choice, you may consider applying early decision.  If admitted via early decision you must accept our offer and withdraw your other college applications. See below for instructions on regular decision.
STEP 1

Submit your application online here by Saturday, November 1, 2020.

Please Note: Applicants are required to have studied chemistry, physics and calculus.

STEP 2

You will receive a confirmation email.

STEP 3
You will have to prepare and submit by Saturday, November 1, 2020:
  • Your official high school transcript or GED certificate (required for all applicants)
  • Any official college transcripts (sent directly from the college or university)
  • 2 - 3 Letters of Recommendation, with at least one from a STEM course instructor
  • Official TOEFLIELTS, or DET scores, if applicable*
  • Please respond to all questions in the writing section of The Common Application. We read these thoroughly and ask that you be thoughtful in your responses. 

Submit all application materials through the Common Application. If necessary, you may email materials to us at admissions@cooper.edu, though this is not the preferred method.  

STEP 4 You will receive an admission decision by December 15, 2020.
STEP 5 Candidate reply date will be included in your admission letter. 

 

REGULAR DECISION:
STEP 1

Submit your application online here by Tuesday, January 5, 2021.  

Please Note: Applicants are required to have studied chemistry, physics and calculus.

STEP 2

You will receive a confirmation email from the Office of Admissions.

STEP 3
You will have to prepare and submit the following by Tuesday, January 5, 2021
  • Your official high school transcript or GED certificate (required for all applicants)
  • Any official college transcripts (sent directly from the college or university)
  • 2 - 3 Letters of Recommendation, with at least one from a STEM course instructor
  • Official TOEFLIELTS, or DET scores, if applicable*
  • Please respond to all questions in the writing section of The Common Application. We read these thoroughly and ask that you be thoughtful in your responses. 

Submit all application materials through the Common Application. If necessary, you may email materials to admissions@cooper.edu, though this is not the preferred method. 

STEP 4 You will receive an admission decision by March 25, 2021.

*Undergraduate applicants whose native language is not English and who have not graduated from a secondary school in a country with English as the official medium of instruction are required to take one the below exams.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), IELTS (International English Language Testing System), or DET (Duolingo English Testing) Scores per the below requirements. Scores must be submitted directly by the testing service to admissions@cooper.edu.

Click here for more information regarding International Applicants.

 

Admission After Three Years of High School

Candidates of exceptional merit may be considered for admission after completion of three years of high school. Engineering applicants must have excellent high school averages and test scores. Art and architecture applicants must have excellent high school records and exceptional ability. A recommendation from the high school principal, at least one recommendation from a teacher and an interview will be required. In accordance with the regulations of individual states, a student may or may not be eligible to receive an Equivalency Diploma after completion of a specific number of credits in appropriate subject areas at The Cooper Union. It is the responsibility of the applicant to investigate his or her state regulations in this regard.

  • 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.

   

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