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. If space is available, students are admitted on the basis of prior college records. It may be necessary to wait until late June for a decision.
STEP 1Submit the first part of your application online by February 3, 2014.
STEP 2You will receive a confirmation email with a link to a set of short answer essay questions (Part II Questionnaire) that you must complete and return by Monday, February 17th, 2014.
You will have to prepare and submit by February 17, 2014:
  • Your official high school transcript or GED certificate (required for all applicants)
  • Your official college transcripts (sent directly from the college or university)
  • Your SAT I or ACT scores (must be sent directly from the Collegeboard or ACT and be received by March 1, 2014)*
  • Two SAT II scores: one in Math (either 1 or 2) and one in either Physics or Chemistry.
  • Recommendation letters (recommended: 2-3 letters in any format)
Send all materials to the Office of Admissions, 30 Cooper Square, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10003.

You will receive an admission decision in late May or early June.

*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 the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and submit official scores to the Office of Admissions.


  • 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.