Binghamton also accepts The Common Application. If you are having technical difficulties with The Common Application, seek assistance directly from The Common Application at "Ask a Question."
About 5 days after we receive your application, you will receive from Binghamton University a B-Number and User ID via email. Once you receive your B-Number and User ID, activate your password. You must do this before you can successfully complete the rest of your application.
Submitting your high-school transcript information is a requirement for freshmen. Binghamton strongly encourages you to use SOAR (our online academic record). Using SOAR gives you instant confirmation that your transcript has been received. To get started on your student record online via SOAR, obtain a copy of your unofficial high school transcript from your school counselor and go here.
Note: Using SOAR to self report your SAT/ACT scores fulfills the test score requirement. If you enroll at Binghamton, you will be required to have your official test scores sent electronically.
Binghamton requires official scores, sent electronically by a testing agency.
- SAT Reasoning Test: Our SAT code is 2535. There is no need to have your scores "rushed" via paper to Binghamton. We only accept scores electronically.Contact College Board at www.collegeboard.org for more information.
- ACT with Writing scores: Our ACT code is 2956. For more information, contact the ACT at www.act.org or customer service: (319) 337-1000.
Binghamton will review one (1) Teacher/Counselor Recommendation. There are several ways for your recommender to submit:
- The Common Application (required as part of The Common Application)
- Binghamton's Teacher/Counselor Recommendation
- Use their own form/letter and mail to Binghamton University.
Regularly check the status of your application. You will need your User ID and password.
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) students may be requested to complete and submit additional academic and financial application materials.
Submitting a special talent portfolio for review at Binghamton University is an opportunity for your talents to be actively considered in your admissions process. It is simply a chance to showcase your talents; it does not affect your intended major and is not an audition to enter any program. However, the portfolio is intended for students who desire to continue pursuing this interest in some way at Binghamton University.
Please review the requirements and instructions on how to submit information about your talent at the links listed below. Be sure to follow the instructions carefully and submit your portfolio to the location listed.
We welcome applications from home-schooled students. Regardless of program of interest, home-schooled applicants must submit additional materials:
- A letter from the Superintendent of the school district in which the student resides attesting to the student's completion of a program of home instruction that is the substantial equivalent of a four-year high school course of instruction; OR High School Equivalency Diploma; a passing score on the general comprehensive examination for the state high school equivalency diploma, (GED) and the diploma itself (when available).
- An Individualized Home Instruction Plan (IHIP) or Portfolio of the student's work.
- Mail to: Binghamton University, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, PO BOX 6001, Binghamton, NY 13902-6001
Be sure to complete the 2014-15 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if you would like to be considered for federal and/or New York State financial aid. You can apply online starting January 1, 2014, and Binghamton's recommended filing date is February 1, 2014. You can still apply for financial aid after this date, but be aware that funding for institutional need-based financial aid is limited, and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
All admitted students who have a FAFSA on file (and sent to Binghamton University) will receive a financial aid award notification via email from Financial Aid Services in November 2013 (for spring 2014 admission) and March 2014 (for fall 2014 admission).