Undergraduate Admissions

Freshman Applicants: Get Started Here

Application Instructions

1. Apply Online:

2. Check E-mail for Reference Number and User ID and Activate Password

After we receive your application, we'll e-mail you a Reference Number and User ID. Once you receive these, activate your password. You must do this before you can successfully complete the rest of your application.

3. Submit Transcript via SOAR

Freshmen are required to submit a high-school transcript. Binghamton strongly encourages you to use SOAR, the SUNY online academic record system, since it gives you instant confirmation that your transcript has been received. To get started, obtain a copy of your unofficial high-school transcript from your school counselor and go to the SOAR website.

4. Request Official Test Scores

Using SOAR to self-report your SAT/ACT scores fulfills the test score requirement for your admissions application. However, if you're admitted to and enroll at Binghamton, you'll be required to have your official test scores sent electronically from the testing agency.

  • SAT reasoning test: Our SAT code is 2535. We only accept scores electronically. Contact College Board at www.collegeboard.org for more information.
  • ACT with writing scores: Our ACT code is 2956. Contact ACT at www.act.org or 319–337–1000 for more information.

5. Submit One Teacher/Counselor Recommendation

Binghamton will review one teacher/counselor recommendation. There are several ways for your recommender to submit:

  • Binghamton University's Teacher/Counselor Recommendation Form
  • The Common Application (required as part of The Common Application)
  • Your recommender may use his or her own form/letter and mail it to Binghamton University, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, P.O. BOX 6001, Binghamton, NY 13902-6001

6. Additional Requirements for EOP Program Applicants

Learn about the additional requirements for applicants to Binghamton's Educational Opportunity Program (EOP).

Check Status of Your Application Regularly

Once you've applied, you should regularly check the status of your application. 

Fall 2016 Closed

Binghamton University is no longer accepting freshmen applications for fall 2016. Applications for spring and fall 2017 will be available in August.

Dates and Deadlines

Early action deadline: November 1

  • All required application materials (transcripts and test scores) must be submitted by December 2.
  • Binghamton will provide early action decisions by January 15.

Regular admission deadline: January 15

  • All required application materials (transcripts and test scores) must be submitted by January 15.
  • Binghamton will provide regular admission decisions by April 1.

New SAT beginning March 2016

The College Board is restructuring the SAT beginning March 2016. 

Students entering in 2017 and beyond: Binghamton will continue to accept the scores from the current SAT. If you will be taking the restructured SAT, Binghamton highly recommends you submit the essay-writing component. If you opt to take the ACT, Binghamton also highly recommends you submit the essay-writing section.

Last Updated: 5/23/16