About The Binghamton Advantage Program
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The Binghamton Advantage Program is a unique joint admissions program between SUNY Broome and Binghamton University beginning in fall 2011.
Students invited to enroll in the Binghamton Advantage Program are offered the opportunity to:
- Live on the Binghamton University campus*
- Be a member of the Binghamton University community: student life, involvement and campus privileges
- Take courses at SUNY Broome for one or two years
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Students enrolled in the program are eligible for academic transfer to Binghamton University after fulfilling these academic criteria:
Completion of an Associates degree at SUNY Broome
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
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)
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 above requirements.
Enrollment in the Binghamton Advantage Program is limited to 80-100 students on a first-come, first-served basis. The program is by invitation only at this time.
Students enrolled in the Binghamton Advantage Program must maintain continuous enrollment to remain in the program. Any exceptions to this policy would be at the discretion of the BAP Committee.
* Freshmen are expected to live on campus. Exceptions are granted if a resident of Broome, Tioga or southern Chenango County, 21 years of age, or married.
You have until May 1 to pay your deposit to confirm your enrollment in the Binghamton Advantage Program. Contact Peter Nardone in New Student Programs at 607-777-6608 or Zach DuBord in the Transfer Student Initiatives & Services Office at Binghamton University with questions at 607-777-3868. You may also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Space in the program is limited; therefore we cannot guarantee that all students invited will be able to participate. Admission to the program is guaranteed to those students that have confirmed their intent to participate in the program by paying the $350 enrollment deposit to SUNY Broome before the program fills. The deadline for payment of the enrollment deposit is May 1, 2014. We do anticipate that the program will fill quickly, so depositing early is recommended. Details on how to pay your enrollment deposit will be provided when reserving your spot in the program.
If you would like to visit both of our campuses, here are some suggested dates to visit us:
Spring 2014 - Saturday, April 26
SUNY Broome's Admitted Student Open House. For more information: http://mycollege.sunybroome.edu/web/events/28
Binghamton University's Daily Campus Visit (reservation required, click here to sign up>)
Now Through May 1, 2014
Both campuses offer several additional visit days, for more information:
SUNY Broome's visit schedule>
Binghamton University's visit schedule>
SUNY Broome will process and issue students financial aid award offers. All questions should be directed to SUNY Broome's Financial Aid Services Office.
Important note: You may have already filed your FAFSA for the 2014-15 academic year, and authorized Binghamton University to receive your information. Now, you will need to authorize SUNY Broome to receive your FAFSA. Simply go to http://fafsa.gov, log in, and add SUNY Broome's federal school code, 002862.
You will only have one bill each semester.
Students enrolled in this joint program will receive bills from Broome Community College. Binghamton University charges, such as housing, meal plan, program fee, etc., will be included on billing statements from SUNY Broome that will also contain tuition and program fees.
There are NO charges that students will pay directly to Binghamton University housing, meal plan or program fee this fall. However, any charges for fines, such as library, parking, etc., incurred on the Binghamton University campus will be reflected as a balance owed on your Binghamton University account statement. Payments must be made directly to Student Accounts at Binghamton University by the statement due date for these types of charges.
All payments, via financial aid or financing, will be made to SUNY Broome.
Should a student fail to secure financial aid or financing and not respond to billing notifications and payment deadlines, Binghamton University and/or SUNY Broome will pursue payment through their respective college processes.
Once registered for courses, you can anticipate a bill notification in early August from Broome Community College.
2014-2015 cost of attendance summary is as follows:
|Cost of Attendance
|| In-State Resident*
|Broome Community College Tuition
|Binghamton Advantage Program Fee
|Binghamton University Room
|Binghamton University Board (Meals)
*Cost information above may be subject to change.
*To qualify for in-state tuition, a certificate of residency from your home county is required. Click here for more information
Students in The Binghamton Advantage Program will attend an orientation especially for them in July, 2014. The two-day orientations will take place on July 10/11, July 14/15, July 24/25 and July 28/29.
At orientation you will become familiar with both Binghamton’s and SUNY Broome's campuses and resources. You will also register for courses at SUNY Broome; get to know other new students in The Binghamton Advantage Program; and meet incoming freshmen at Binghamton. The program includes an overnight stay in a Binghamton University residence hall as well as meals on campus. There is a student program fee of $225 that you will be charged when you register. There is also a separate family Orientation program that occurs concurrently with the student program (there is an additional fee). More information about how to register will be mailed to you in May.
It is important that you attend because it's a great way to start feeling at home on both of our campuses, get advising regarding your class schedule and get registered in courses.
Fall 2014 Program Start Dates
The first day of classes at SUNY Broome is Tuesday, September 2, 2014.
Move-in day to Binghamton University's residential housing will begin for new BAP students on August 28th at 9 a.m. Details will be emailed to BAP students later this summer.