Undergraduate Admissions

International Students: Apply

Information for:

Freshmen applicants

  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. NOTE: Binghamton is not accepting the Coalition Application for spring 2017.  Apply via the Coalition Application

  2. Check E-mail for Reference Number and User ID, and Activate Password
    After we receive your application, we will e-mail a Reference Number and User ID to you. Once you receive these, activate your password. You must do this before you can successfully complete the rest of your application
  3. Submit Your Transcripts
    International applicants must submit official high school transcripts for any and all work completed (most recent three years). If the transcripts are not in English, official translations should also be submitted. 
  4. Submit Your Standardized Test Scores
    Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT) results are required for international students who will graduate from a U.S. high school or a high school outside the United States where the primary language of instruction is English.

    Note: Although Binghamton does not require the writing test component of the ACT, it is 
    strongly recommended.  

    Freshman international applicants studying outside the U.S. are strongly encouraged to submit results from the SAT or ACT exam. Test results should be sent electronically from CollegeBoard or ACT. The Binghamton University school code for SAT is 2535 and ACT is 2956.
  5. English Proficiency
    Binghamton University is committed to the success of its students and provides advising, academic and language support to help students succeed. If English is not your native language, you will be asked to demonstrate English proficiency by taking one of the following tests: 
  • TOEL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test)
  • IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
  • SAT
  • ACT

We do not have minimum required scores, but many of our international students have scores higher than 90 on the TOEFL, higher than 7.0 on the IELTS, higher than 610 on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (new version) of the SAT 550 on the (Pre-march 2016) Critical Reading section of the SAT, and higher than 24 on the English section of ACT.
If you are admitted and your application or on-campus proficiency test indicate that your degree progress would be enhanced by additional English language courses, we will work with you to design an appropriate curriculum for your first year. Any courses taken as part of this language support will provide academic credit towards your degree.

Binghamton's TOEFL school code is 2535.

  1. Submit Financial Support Documents
    International students planning to attend with an F-1 or J-1 Visa will be required to submit proof of financial support. An I-20 or DS-2019 form will not be issued until a verification of funds to cover the first year of study has been received. Students should submit the following to meet this requirement:
    • International Student Financial Statement containing the signature of any relevant sponsors. NOTE: THE FINANCIAL STATEMENT WILL BE AVAILABLE IN OCTOBER, 2016
    • Official bank statement(s) verifying adequate available funds to cover student expenses; submit English translation if necessary

    The Office of International Student and Scholar Services will issue the I-20 or DS-2019 form once a student has been admitted and has submitted financial support documents.

  2. 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.


Transfer applicants

  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. NOTE: Binghamton is not accepting the Coalition Application for spring 2017.  Apply via the Coalition Application

  2. Review transfer criteria by school since requirements vary depending to which school you apply (i.e, School of Management, Watson School of Engineering, etc.)
  3. Check E-mail for Reference Number and User ID, and Activate Password
    After we receive your application, we will e-mail a Reference Number and User ID to you. Once you receive these, activate your password. You must do this before you can successfully complete the rest of your application
  4. Request Official Transcripts
      • Request that an official transcript from every college or educational institution you've attended since high school is mailed to the Admissions office. Faxed transcripts aren't considered official. If transcripts are not in English, official translations should also be submitted. 
        Transcripts should be mailed to: Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Binghamton University 4400  Vestal Parkway East, Vestal, NY 13850. 
      • At the time of application, if you've earned more than 24 college credits after high school graduation you are not required to submit a final high school transcript as part of the admissions application. However, once enrolled, you MUST submit a final transcript or GED certificate. Failure to submit a final transcript will prevent you from registering for courses in future semesters.
      • If you've earned fewer than 24 college credits after high school graduation at the time of application, also mail your official, final high school transcript. If you previously graduated from a U.S. high school or high school outside the United States where the primary language of instruction is English, you will also need to request the SAT/ACT exam results to be sent electronically from CollegeBoard or ACT.
      • You may also be asked to submit a Course Progress Report (125k .pdf) during application review

  5. English Proficiency

    Binghamton University is committed to the success of its students and provides advising, academic and language support to help students succeed. If English is not your native language, you will be asked to demonstrate English proficiency by providing proof of: 

  • two completed semesters of English (non-ESL) courses at a U.S. college/university with grades of B or better; or
  • a degree from any university/college where English is the primary language of instruction; or

  • TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test); or  

  • IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System); or 

  • SAT or ACT

    We do not have minimum required scores, but many of our international students have scores higher than 90 on the TOEFL, higher than 7.0 on the IELTS, higher than 610 on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (new version) of the SAT 550 on the (Pre-march 2016) Critical Reading section of the SAT and higher than 24 on the English section of ACT.

    If you are admitted and your application or on-campus proficiency test indicate that your degree progress would be enhanced by additional English language courses, we will work with you to design an appropriate curriculum for your first year. Any courses taken as part of this language support will provide academic credit toward your degree.

    Binghamton's TOEFL school code is 2535.
  1. Submit Financial Support Documents
    International students planning to attend with an F-1 or J-1 Visa will be required to submit proof of financial support. An I-20 or DS-2019 form will not be issued until a verification of funds to cover the first year of study has been received. Students should submit the following to meet this requirement:
    • International Student Financial Statement (174k .pdf) containing the signature of any relevant sponsors
    • Official bank statement(s) verifying adequate available funds to cover student expenses; submit English translation if necessary

    The Office of International Student and Scholar Services will issue the I-20 or DS-2019 form once a student has been admitted and has submitted financial support documents.

  2. 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.

Notes for Special Applicants

Decker School of Nursing's Baccalaureate Accelerated Track (BAT) Program is open to students who hold a bachelor's or graduate degree in a field other than nursing who wish to enroll in nursing school.

Nursing Baccalaureate Accelerated Track (BAT) Admission

Entry Term Priority Application Date Decision Date Deposit Deadline
Fall 2017 November 15, 2016 February 15, 2017 April 1, 2017

If you're applying to the BAT program, you must select fall 2017 as the entry term on your application. You can still submit a BAT application after the November 15 priority deadline.

Binghamton's TOEFL school code: 2535

Priority Deadlines

International Freshman Admission (fall admission only)

Application Deadline Decision Date
November 1* (early action) January 15
January 15* (regular admissions) By April 1

International Transfer Admission

Entry Term Priority Application Deadline Decision Date
Spring 2017 November 15* Rolling
Fall 2017 rolling Rolling

*Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Note: Programs in the engineering and nursing schools only accept fall applications.

Students will be notified of admission decisions via e-mail.

International transfer students

Binghamton is affiliated with the ONCampus SUNY program offered through Morrisville State College. ONCampus SUNY serves international students interested in attending college in the United States and within the State University of New York system. Learn more about OnCampus SUNY.

Contact Information

Phone: 01–607–777–2171

E-mail: international@binghamton.edu

Skype: E-mail us to request an appointment to Skype us; our Skype ID is binghamton.admissions

 

 

Last Updated: 10/26/16