Undergraduate Admissions

Freshman Applicants: Get Started Here

Application Instructions

  1. Apply Online

    There are several ways to apply; please submit one application:

    The Common Application allows you to apply to over 500 participating schools with one application. Apply via the Common Application

    The SUNY Application allows you to apply to multiple SUNY schools with one application. Apply via the SUNY Application

    The Coalition Application allows you to apply to over 90 schools with the assistance of an online toolkit. The Coalition Application will be active in early October.

    Binghamton will begin processing applications in early September from both the Common Application and the SUNY application. We will begin processing the Coalition Application in early October.

  2. Check Your E-mail and Activate Your Password

    Beginning in September, 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 Your Transcript

    Freshmen are required to submit a high-school transcript. You should request your transcript from your school counselor. Official transcripts can be submitted electronically or by mail to Binghamton University, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, P.O. BOX 6001, Binghamton, NY 13902-6001.

  4. Request Official Test Scores

    Freshmen are required to have your official test scores sent electronically from the testing agency.

    • SAT reasoning test: Our SAT code is 2535. 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

    • EOP Applicants

      Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) students may be requested to complete and submit additional academic and financial application materials.

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    • Home-Schooled Applicants

      Binghamton is happy to accept and review applications from students who received their education through home-schooling experiences.

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    • Talent Applicants

      If you have a special talent you wish to continue pursuing in some way at Binghamton University, consider submitting a special talent portfolio. Submitting a special talent for review at Binghamton University is an opportunity for your talents to be actively considered in your admissions process. Submitting a portfolio for review does not affect your intended major. 

      Requirements and instructions by talent:

      Questions? For more information, e-mail sptalent@binghamton.edu.

  7. Submit a ZeeMee profile (optional)

    Binghamton University has partnered with ZeeMee, a free service that allows students to showcase themselves using an online profile page. A ZeeMee profile is not required as part of your application, but if you would like to submit one, e-mail your link to admit@binghamton.edu and it will be included in your file.

  8. Check Status of Your Application Regularly

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

Dates and Deadlines

Early action deadline: November 1

  • All required application materials (transcripts and test scores) must be submitted by December 1.
  • 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.

Last Updated: 9/22/16