Transfer – Engineering

Admissions Process

Preference for transfer is given to those applicants that have completed all of Cooper Union's first year program at another accredited college. 
STEP 1 Submit your application online by Tuesday, January 5, 2021

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

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)
  • Your official college transcripts (sent directly from the college or university)
  • 2 - 3 Letters of Recommendation letters, with at least one from a STEM instructor
  • Official TOEFLIELTS, or DET scores, if applicable*

Submit all application materials here. If necessary, you may email them to, though this is not the preferred method. 


You will receive an admission decision by the end of April.

*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

Click here for more information regarding International Applicants.


  • 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.