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How to Apply: Accelerated Degree Program

Open to Current Binghamton University Undergraduate Students Only

Step 1.

Declare your intent to apply.

During your sophomore or junior year, submit a "declaration of intent to apply" form to your chosen accelerated or combined bachelor's/master's degree program. The process varies from program to program, so check the department website for specific requirements. Your department will review the application and respond to you directly.  Review the accelerated graduate program listing to find the appropriate contact person.

Step 2.

Gather required admission materials.

During your senior year (88+ credits), you must formally apply and be admitted to The Graduate School.

  • Complete the Accelerated Graduate Degree Application on BU Brain.
    • Choose the Accelerated Graduate Degree Application for Admission, which is located in the Home tab. 
    • Answer the presented questions and submit the application online.
  • Gather all additional required application materials. Include your B# on every document.
    • Check with your department to find out if there are any special requirements for accelerated degree applicants.
    • Note on Letters of Recommendation: Your recommenders may submit their letters in one of two ways: 1) Give you the recommendation in a sealed and signed envelope, which you will deliver unopened to The Graduate School. 2) Send the recommendation, in a sealed and signed envelope, directly to The Graduate School.
    • International students who hold, or hope to obtain, an F-1 or J-1 visa, need to submit the International Student Financial Statement (ISFS) form and an official bank statement / proof of support as part of the application process. View Admissions Requirements for more details.
  • Make sure to check your program's application deadline and submit all materials—including your application fee—by the date listed. We recommend that you begin the application process at least a month before your department's deadline.

Step 3.

Submit your supporting materials to The Graduate School.

E-mail all supporting materials to The Graduate School at

  • Use the subject line "Accelerated Graduate Degree Application"
  • Please include your name and B# in the body of your e-mail
  • Include admission materials as attachments. PDF is the preferred file format.
  • Letters of recommendation must be delivered separately in hard copy (see step 2, above)

Step 4.

Pay your $75 (U.S.) Degree Application Fee online.

A day after The Graduate School receives your application, you will be able to pay your application fee. Using your Binghamton University PODS User ID and password, log in to pay.

The Graduate School only reviews applications for which the non-refundable application fee was successfully paid. Pay online with a Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit card; your credit card billing serves as a receipt.

We only grant fee waivers to McNair, EOP, HEOP, SEEK, Project 1000 or LSAMP undergraduate students and GEM fellowship applicants. If eligible, complete the Application Fee Waiver form and submit a certified form or official letter from your current undergraduate institution verifying this status. For GEM fellowship applicants, please submit a copy of your GEM interface home page, indicating that your overall application status is completed.

Step 5.

Submit official test scores electronically.

Submit official test scores electronically. Binghamton University's code is 2535. Consult the admission requirements page to see what test scores are required.

  • Most programs require the GRE
  • Some require or accept the GMAT in lieu of the GRE

Step 6.

Receive your admission decision.

We will notify you via e-mail and mail shortly after making an admission decision.

Step 7.

If admitted, accept your offer of admission.

As an admitted student, your first step is to let us know whether or not you plan to continue your studies as an official graduate student at Binghamton University. Your student status will officially transition to graduate level once you accept your offer of admission online and after you are awarded your undergraduate degree.  Check your admission letter for details on how to confirm your acceptance.  



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Last Updated: 3/11/15