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Summer Session Admission

Undergraduate admission to summer session

Current, matriculated Binghamton University undergraduate students

Registration steps for Summer Session are the same as fall and spring semesters. There is no special summer registration application or admission review. To register for summer courses, go to my.binghamton.edu and click on BU Brain.

Note: Current students receiving financial aid for fall should contact Financial Aid and Student Records to discuss funding for summer session.

New, matriculated Binghamton University undergraduate students admitted for fall 2016

Getting a jump start on your undergraduate course work or planning to accelerate your degree at Binghamton? If yes, we need to update your student academic record so you may successfully register for coursework. You must:

  • Apply for summer 2016 online (available on February 27, 2016)
  • After admission to Summer Session, students may be required to submit documentation regarding their residency status for tuition billing purposes. If this is deemed necessary, students will be contacted — via email — by the Office of Student Accounts. For more information please visit: http://www.binghamton.edu/student-accounts/residency.html
  • Submit University health documents required by New York state.
    NOTE: Until we receive your health forms, a hold is placed on your student account preventing course registration. Successfully submitting required health forms and residency status application will fulfill documentation required of all new fall 2016 students.
New, non-degree summer students

New, non-degree summer students must:

  • Apply for summer 2016 online (available on February 27, 2016)
  • After admission to Summer Session, students may be required to submit documentation regarding their residency status for tuition billing purposes. If this is deemed necessary, students will be contacted — via email — by the Office of Student Accounts. For more information please visit: http://www.binghamton.edu/student-accounts/residency.html
  • Submit University health documents required by New York state.
    NOTE: Until we receive your health forms a hold is placed on your student account preventing course registration.

Once your application is approved, instructions will be emailed on how to activate your Binghamton University e-mail account (known as BMail) and access the BU BRAIN through my.binghamton.edu, which is where you will register online for summer session courses, and all future semesters.

We also recommend you meet with your academic advisor for guidance on appropriate courses and course levels that will fulfill your bachelor degree requirements. For more information contact Harpur Academic Advising at harpweb@binghamton.edu or 607-777-6305.

Re-enrollment application

Any student who misses three consecutive semesters needs to file a re-enrollment application. Students who have missed fewer than three consecutive semesters can register online during their assigned registration time.

Note: if you are studying abroad, participation in a Binghamton University or another SUNY study-abroad program does not require you to re-enroll. If you are participating in a non-SUNY program and you will not be enrolled in three consecutive major semesters, you will be required to re-enroll.

Once you receive your re-enrollment letter, contact the following offices to determine if updated documentation is required:

Spring 2016 high school graduates

You must be officially admitted to the University as a non-degree student before registering for summer coursework. You are required to:

  • Apply for summer 2016 online (available on February 27, 2016)
  • If admitted:
    • If you are admitted for Summer Session as a non-degree/non-matriculated/Continuing Education student at Binghamton University, and a full year has elapsed since graduation from high school, you may continue in the fall term as a non-degree/non-matriculated student. Summer Session admittance does not imply admission to the University in a degree program for future semesters or continued attendance.
    • Upon receipt of an acceptance letter sent via email, be sure to follow the included instructions on how to activate your Binghamton University e-mail account and access BU Brain, which is where you will register online for courses.
    • Submit immediately:
      • After admission to Summer Session, students may be required to submit documentation regarding their residency status for tuition billing purposes. If this is deemed necessary, students will be contacted — via email — by the Office of Student Accounts. For more information please visit: http://www.binghamton.edu/student-accounts/residency.html
      • University health documents required by New York state. NOTE: Until we receive your health forms, a hold is placed on your student account preventing course registration. Non degree/non-matriculated students taking fewer than 12 credits need to complete only the immunization portion of the health form (persons born prior to 1/1/1957 are exempt); if you intend to register for 12 or more credits, or will do so after the term for which you are applying, you will also need to submit proof of a physical examination and proof of a PPD tuberculin skin test. The Decker Student Health Services Center provides a tuberculin screening test free of charge. The center also has more information available on health requirements.
      • Submit, by the second week of the term, in-person with required documentation and completed Social Security Number form. You can also submit your Social Security Number on your application.
      • You are strongly advised to enroll in only 100-level courses that may offer future successful transfer credit opportunities.

If you seek attendance as a matriculated student for future fall and/or spring semesters, you are required to submit the appropriate Undergraduate Admissions application.

Graduate

If you’re a current Binghamton University graduate student:

Simply go to the BU Brain and register for the Summer Session 2016 course you want, the same way you registered for your fall and spring semester courses. No further application or admission is necessary. Find out more about registering for courses using the BU Brain.

If you have a bachelor's degree and want to take graduate courses or undergraduate courses without pursuing a graduate degree:

You must apply for admission to Summer Session through the Graduate School, and you must be formally admitted before you can register for summer courses.

  • Submit the Graduate School Non-Degree Application.
    • The application fee is $50.
    • The application is very short and is completed online.
    • Applicants must also submit a hard copy of their official, final undergraduate transcript. The transcript must verify conferral of the bachelor's degree.
  • Undergraduate coursework taken while a student is enrolled as a graduate student will show on a graduate transcript, it will carry no grade points and will not count in a graduate GPA, nor will it count toward the completion of a graduate degree. Credit hours and the quality of work are indicated, but the letter grade is preceded by a "0".
  • Once you have been admitted, make sure to follow the instructions for new non-degree graduate students.

High school students who wish to take College Link courses this summer

  • High school students in the surrounding area may take summer courses on campus or online through our College Link program. Contact Shannon Jennison via e-mail at jennison@binghamton.edu for more information and forms.
  • High school students outside the surrounding area may still participate in College Link, but are limited to online courses only.
  • Housing is not provided for College Link students during the summer.

Last Updated: 9/9/16