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After perusing this page carefully, if none of your questions can be answered, please contact continuing education adviser Roni O'Geen (vogeen@binghamton.edu). 


 

How do I take a summer session course for credit if I'm not a BU student?

How do I take a winter session course for credit if I'm not a BU student?

How do I take a fall/spring term course for credit if I'm not a BU student?

I already have a four-year degree, but I want to take courses at Binghamton. What do I do?

I have some college courses from another school and I want to take classes at Binghamton. Can I get a degree through Continuing Education?

I want to get into Binghamton University, but my grades aren't high enough. Would becoming a non-matriculated student help me get in?

Do you offer classes for credit on the weekends or at night?

How can I tell if courses I've taken somewhere else will transfer to Binghamton University?

I'm a high school student and I want to take BU courses. What can I do? 

I'm an international student. Can I take courses at BU?

How do I add or drop a class?

How do I drop a class after the drop deadline?

Can non-matriculated students live on campus?

Where can I buy my textbooks? Can I find out the cost of the texts before I register?


 

How do I take a summer session course for credit if I'm not a BU student?

You must first apply to be a non-matriculated student. Visit our Forms page for the short, 3-step application process. Please also look through our summer session website for related information including: how to apply, schedule of classes, housing, etc. Depending on the time of year, applications for summer session may not be available. 

How do I take a winter session course for credit if I'm not a BU student?

You must first apply to be a non-matriculated student. Visit our Forms page for the short, 3-step application process. Please look through our winter session website for related information including: how to apply, schedule of classes, housing, etc. Depending on the time of year, applications for summer session may not be available.

How do I take a fall/spring term course for credit if I'm not a BU student?

You must apply to be a non-matriculated student at Binghamton University. The application can be found here (select "First Time User Account Creation" if you do not already have a BU student account), and required forms can be found on our Forms page. Depending on the time of year, applications may not be available. *FALL 2014 APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE STARTING AUGUST 1ST

I already have a four-year degree, but I want to take courses at Binghamton. What do I do?

If you have earned a bachelor's degree and wish to take credit-bearing courses (graduate or undergraduate) at Binghamton without entering a degree program, you can apply for admission as a graduate non-degree (or non-matriculated) student. Please visit the Graduate School site for more information.

I have some college courses from another school and I want to take classes at Binghamton. Can I get a degree through Continuing Education?

Continuing Education does not offer degrees. However, you can take courses for credit to transfer into a degree program. Contact adviser Roni O'Geen (vogeen@binghamton.edu) to discuss your options.

I want to get into Binghamton University, but my grades aren't high enough. Would becoming a non-matriculated student help me get in?

Binghamton University is highly competitive, so earning grades and a GPA that are typical of our admitted transfer students can demonstrate you’re capable of Binghamton’s coursework. There is no guarantee that you will be admitted into a degree-granting program at BU after taking courses as a non-matriculated student.

Do you offer classes for credit on the weekends or at night?

We offer a limited number of such courses. Visit the Schedule of Classes page and select the appropriate term to view all available courses. We also offer dozens of non-credit online courses and professional development workshops and seminars

How can I tell if courses I've taken somewhere else will transfer to Binghamton University?

If you're applying as a non-matriculated undergraduate student, contact continuing education adviser Roni O'Geen (vogeen@binghamton.edu) for assistance. If you're applying to an undergraduate program at Binghamton, you’ll find the Admission’s office webpage for transfer students of great help. And, if you’re applying to a graduate program at Binghamton, read the Transfer of Graduate Credits section of the Graduate School Manual.

I'm a high school student and I want to take BU courses. What can I do?

Apply to be a College Link student (applications are sent to the BU Admissions office). Note that a recommendation from a guidance counselor is required.

I'm an international student. Can I take courses at BU?

This depends on whether or not you are currently a BU student, your visa status, the term you are interested in, or the type of class you want.

International students currently attending other U.S. colleges or universities:

International students currently attending other U.S. colleges or universities and who plan to return to their home university after completing a winter or summer session class (distance learning or in-classroom) are eligible to be admitted as non-matriculated (non-degree) students for the purposes of registering for a winter or summer session course.

International students attending a college or university abroad:

International students attending a college or university abroad who are interested in Binghamton Distance Learning classes and who have no intention of traveling to the United States are eligible to be admitted as non-matriculated students and enroll in distance learning courses.

International students interested in entering the US to take Binghamton University Distance Learning and/or classroom courses for a summer session, winter session, or a semester:

Unfortunately, US federal regulations do not allow for the issuance of an I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for an F-1 Visa) for part-time programs or short-term full-time programs not leading to a degree. Students enrolled in an overseas institution or organization that has a written exchange agreement with Binghamton University will be issued form DS-2019 to obtain a J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa for short-term full-time study.

Visit the International Student & Scholar Services for more information.

How do I add or drop a class?

Before the add/drop/delete deadline, you may make changes to your course schedule through BU BRAIN.

If you wish to add or drop a course after the add/drop deadline, you must:

  • Complete and submit an Undergraduate Late Add/Drop form (.pdf, 162.3kb)
  • Bring the completed form to your academic advisor
  • Take the approved Late Add/Drop petition to the Student Accounts Office, located in the Student Wing, Room 117. Once the fee has been assessed, take the approved Late Add/Drop petition to Financial Aid and Registrar Student Services Office, in the Student Wing, Room 109.

Note: A twenty dollar ($20) fee per course will be charged to your student account and can be paid online.

How do I drop a class after the drop deadline?

A course withdrawal period extends from the add/drop deadline until the course withdrawal deadline (in fall and spring semesters this is the ninth Friday of classes; during the summer this varies based upon term/session).

Students who drop courses during this period receive a grade of "W." You cannot drop your last class through this process. If you intend to drop your last class, you must fill out a Semester Withdrawal form.

The course withdrawal deadline is also the deadline for changing grading options for individual courses (pass/fail or letter grade). The official Grade Option Change deadline is available on the University's academic calendar.

You must complete the Grade Option Change form and submit it to the Financial Aid and Registrar Student Services Office, Student Wing, Room 109, no later than 15 minutes prior to the conclusion of the business day.

To change the grading option of a course after the drop deadline, use the Undergraduate General Academic Petition form.

Can non-matriculated students live on campus?

Starting Fall 2014, on-campus housing is available for non-matriculated undergraduate and graduate non-matriculated students only. Graduate non-matriculated students cannot be housed with undergraduate students. To apply, complete the housing application. Under program type, enter your student status, such as "Non-Matriculated Graduate Student." Further details are available here.

College Link students are not eligible for campus housing.

 Where can I buy my textbooks? Can I find out the cost of the texts before I register?

You can purchase textbooks through the Binghamton University Bookstore, a service of Barnes & Noble College Bookstores, Inc. It is located in University Union West. Students can also buy books online at their website

To browse costs and titles of required textbooks, visit the Bookstore website, click on Textbooks on the top horizontal menu, select the correct term, and locate each course you will be taking. Your B# is not needed to access this information, but you will need the course number (e.g. ASTR 114-01).

Last Updated: 8/5/14