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Program FAQ

All students enrolled in The Binghamton Advantage Program will complete all academic course work at SUNY Broome until meeting the academic requirements to successfully transfer to Binghamton University. See program details for specifics>

SUNY Broome is located about 5 miles or 10 - 15 minutes travel time from the Binghamton University campus. Both are easily accessible via the region's I-81 and Route 17/I-86 interstates. For more about transportation options, see details about Living On Campus>


Credits Required for Transfer

BAP students must have either 30 earned credits in your first year at SUNY Broome with a minimum of 18 credits in the core academic curriculum (the State University of New York's general education requirements) and an overall grade point average of 3.2 or higher, or 60 earned credits in your second year at SUNY Broome with a minimum of 30 credits in the core academic curriculum (the State University of New York's general education requirements) and an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

All 30 (or 60) credits must be taken at SUNY Broome and credits must be taken during the fall and spring semesters.

*Course grades taken in the summer prior to transfer cannot be included in the computation of GPA or total credits needed for fall semester transfer. 

Academic Standing

Satisfactory progress toward a degree is determined by achieving a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better, which is required to graduate. At the end of each fall and spring semester, academic standing is reviewed. Failure to achieve a 2.00 cumulative GPA by the end of a fall or spring semester will result in academic "probation."

Students who do not earn a 2.00 cumulative GPA in a subsequent semester may be subject to suspension (dismissal) from the BAP program. This would mean that the student would be withdrawn from the program and would no longer be able to live on the Binghamton campus. However, students would have the option of continuing their studies at SUNY Broome.


Individual Studies - Associate in Science Degree

Completion of the Individual Studies Program can lead to an Associate in Science (AS). The degree will depend upon the student's future academic and/or career goals. The AS degree program is designed for baccalaureate transfer. All BAP students are enrolled in the Liberal Arts/Individual Studies degree program while attending SUNY Broome. The program provides students the greatest flexibility in taking courses that they will need before transferring to Binghamton University. They will develop an individual plan to maximize transferability to Harpur College or the College of Community and Public Affairs (CCPA).  Transfer via the BAP Program only allows for transfer into these two colleges.


STEM Track - Computer Science and Engineering

Those who wish to pursue computer science or engineering tracks would follow this curriculum:

Please Note: Due to the sequence of curriculum, students admitted to the Watson BAP Track who are pursuing a degree in Engineering are required to study for TWO YEARS at SUNY Broome. Students interested in Computer Science will be permitted to transfer after ONE year if they meet the GPA and Earned Credit requirements.

BAP CS/Engineering


Academic Advising

The Liberal Arts Associates in Arts and Sciences degree programs at SUNY Broome provide a solid academic foundation and compliment academic offerings at Binghamton University. SUNY Broome academic advisers will assist BAP students in making their course schedules. Students enrolled in The Binghamton Advantage Program will also receive academic advising to help in identifying and developing academic goals, assuring a successful completion and transfer of SUNY Broome coursework, and a smooth transition to academic studies at Binghamton University to attain a bachelor's degree.

For more information, please visit the Academic Advising website, here>


SUNY Broome Textbook/Campus Shop

For all SUNY Broome coursework, students may purchase or rent any of their course-required and optional textbooks and supplies at the SUNY Broome Bookstore.

In addition, students can buy postage stamps, mail letters, make copies on coin-operated copiers, and fax documents anywhere in the country in the campus bookstore. It is conveniently located in the Campus Services building directly across from where the Broome Transit buses stop and pick up students.

Students who seek to purchase gifts and other school supplies may also choose to shop at the Campus Shop located in the Student Center. There is a wide range of affordable merchandise for sale such as sportswear, backpacks, gift items, paper products, pens, binders, software, general books, specialty classroom supplies, and much more. Get more information>


Last Updated: 8/7/14