Cooper Union Deferral Policy
Admitted students may request to defer their offer of admission for one year. Each deferral request will be reviewed by the Office of Admissions and considered on a case-by-case basis.
Submission of a deferral request does not mean that your deferral request has been approved. You will receive a follow-up email regarding the approval or denial of your request once it has been thoroughly reviewed.
The Cooper Union considers the totality of the class in each program when admitting students. The class size and collaborative nature of the pedagogy demands this type of nuanced calculation. For that reason, deferral requests are carefully reviewed.
- Students may not defer in order to matriculate at another degree-granting college or university with the intention of receiving credit or maintaining their deferred status at The Cooper Union—if you choose to pursue college-level coursework, your deferral will be forfeited. However, the following year you may reapply as a transfer student and all new coursework will be considered.
- Admitted students whose deferral requests are approved must pay their nonrefundable enrollment deposit by May 1 of the year accepted in order to reserve their place at The Cooper Union for the Fall of the following year. Requests for deferral must be received before June 1 of the year accepted to be considered.
- A student's admission will not be officially deferred until the enrollment deposit is received.
- A student’s award package may not remain the same and will be recalculated when the financial aid application is resubmitted.