International Students:  Get Started Here
International Students: Get Started Here

International Students: Get Started Here

Information for:


Freshmen applicants

  1. Apply Online Using Either of These Applications
    • The Common Application
    • SUNY Application (SUNY Supplemental Form also required)
      NOTE: SOAR (SUNY Online Academic Record) cannot be used to report results for schooling completed outside the U.S. 
  2. Check E-mail for B-Number and User ID, and Activate Password
    About 5 days after we receive your application, we will e-mail a B-Number and User ID to you. 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
  3. Submit Your Transcripts
    • International applicants must submit official high school transcripts for any and all work completed (grades 9 to 11 or the most recent three years). If the transcripts are not in English, official translations should also be submitted. Note: SOAR (SUNY Online Academic Record) cannot be used to report results for schooling completed outside the U.S.
  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.

    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. Non-Native-English Speakers: Request Official Test Scores
    Proof of English proficiency is required for international students whose first language is not English.

Note: The Admissions Committee may contact you to further assess your English proficiency.

English proficiency requirement can be satisfied using the preferred test scores as listed in the chart below:

School/College TOEFL
(IBT)
IELTS SAT
(Critical Reading)
ACT
(English)
College of Community and Public Affairs 83 6.5 500 21
Decker School of Nursing 90 7.0 550 24
Harpur College of Arts and Sciences 83 6.5 500 21
School of Management 90 7.0 550 24
Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science 83 6.5 500 21

Binghamton's TOEFL school code is 2535.

International applicants (freshmen and transfer) with English proficiency results below the minimum requirements listed above may be offered conditional admission with an ESL requirement.

The ESL requirement may include one or more of the following:

  • Attendance at Binghamton's five-week summer Academic Success Program (ASP) prior to enrolling for the fall semester. The ASP program assists students with English language development and provides up to six credits applicable to the student's degree program. There is an additional cost for program participation.
  • Completion of the English placement exam during orientation. This is a diagnostic exam testing students in listening, reading and writing. If results of this examination indicate the student would benefit from additional English language support, the student will be required to take a minimum of 1 ESL course during the fall semester. ESL courses can be taken along with other university courses and don't require any additional cost.
  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.


Transfer applicants

  1. Apply Online Using Either of These Applications
  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 B-Number and User ID, and Activate Password
    About 5 days after we receive your application, we will e-mail a B-Number and User ID to you. 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
  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. Transcripts should be mailed to:
      Office of Undergraduate Admissions
      Binghamton University PO Box 6001
      Binghamton, NY 13902-6001.
      • 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 Mid-term Grade Report (125k .pdf) during application review
  5. Non-Native-English Speakers: Request Official Test Scores
    Proof of English proficiency is required for international students whose first language is not English. The English proficiency requirement can be satisfied in the following circumstances:
    • Transfer students who at the time of application have completed two semesters of English (non-ESL) courses at a U.S. college/university with grades of B or better; OR
    • Students who have earned a degree from any university/college where English is the primary language of instruction; OR
    • Students who a have the preferred test scores as listed in the chart below:
School/College TOEFL
(IBT)
IELTS SAT
(Critical Reading)
ACT
(English)
College of Community and Public Affairs 83 6.5 500 21
Decker School of Nursing 90 7.0 550 24
Harpur College of Arts and Sciences 83 6.5 500 21
School of Management 90 7.0 550 24
Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science 83 6.5 500 21

Binghamton's TOEFL school code is 2535.

International applicants (freshmen and transfer) with English proficiency results below the minimum requirements listed above may be offered conditional admission with an ESL requirement.

The ESL requirement may include the following:

  • Completion of the English placement exam during orientation. This is a diagnostic exam testing students in listening, reading and writing. If results of this examination indicate the student would benefit from additional English language support, the student will be required to take a minimum of 1 ESL course during the fall semester. ESL courses can be taken along with other university courses and don't require any additional cost.
  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.

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 2015 November 15, 2014 February 15, 2015 April 1, 2015

If you're applying to the BAT program, you must select fall 2015 as the entry term on your application. You can still submit a BAT application after the November 15 priority

Priority Deadlines

International Freshman Admission (fall admission only)

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

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

International Transfer Admission

Entry Term Priority Application Deadline Decision Date
Spring 2015 November 15* Rolling
Fall 2015 March 15* 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.

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

 

 

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Last Updated: 12/18/14