Using Student Self-Service

Most registration-related tasks utilize Student Self-Service, a web-based tool that enables the Cooper Union community to access information that is stored in our administrative database. After logging in you will interact differently with the site depending on if you are a student, faculty member, advisor, or a combination of these. (See separate instructions below.)

Student Self-Service accounts are created for every student and login credentials are emailed shortly after the student is admitted to The Cooper Union. If you don’t remember your username or password you can recover your user name and reset your password from the login page. See also the Student Self-Service FAQ.

If you have any questions, please contact us during normal business hours at (212) 353-4120 or email us at

Please see below for additional links to training documentation for students, faculty and advisors.


Student Self-Service Instructional PDF

Student Self-Service Graduation Application Instructional PDF

Choosing sections of approved courses


Advisor Guide To Approving Registration Requests

Add/Drop Instructions for Advisors


Faculty Guide to Viewing Class Rosters

Faculty Guide To On-Line Grade Entry


  • 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.