Summer Session Admission

Confirmation of Enrollment

All students must confirm their enrollment via BU Brain once they register. Failure to confirm your enrollment will result in cancellation of your course(s) if not completed by the following date:  May 20, 2021

Current Binghamton students

  • 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. Simply go to the BU Brain  and register for the summer Session courses you want, the same way you registered for your fall and spring semester courses.
    • Note: Current students receiving financial aid should contact Financial Aid and Student Records to discuss funding for summer session.
  • Graduate students

    Simply go to the BU Brain and register for the Summer Session 2020 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 BU Brain.

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

New or Returning Binghamton students

  • New fall 2021 Binghamton University matriculated undergraduate students
  • Former Binghamton University undergraduate students
    • If you have missed less than three (3) consecutive semesters, go to the BU Brain Self Service and register for the Summer Session 2021 courses 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 BU Brain Self Service.
    • If you didn’t attend the University for three (3) consecutive major semesters (during the Spring 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters) and did not receive a Binghamton University bachelor's degree, apply for admission to Summer Session using the Undergraduate Admissions Request for Re-Enrollment Form. You must be formally re-admitted to the University before registering for Summer Session courses; students will be readmitted to the school from which they most recently withdrew.
    • Admissions requirements include fulfilling health requirements.

    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.

  • Non-matriculated Undergraduate students

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

    • Apply for admission to Summer Session online: Undergraduate Continuing Education Non-Degree Application. You must be formally admitted to the University as a non-degree/non-matriculated/Continuing Education student before you may register for Summer Session courses.
    • Admissions requirements include fulfilling health requirements.
    • Once admitted, please visit our website to find the appropriate contact if you have questions on course selection, transferring credits or becoming a non-matriculated student for a future term.

    Important things to know:

    • Acceptance to the Summer Session as a non-degree student in no way implies admission to the University in a degree program for future semesters.
    • Applicants with previous college experience must be in good standing at the last institution they attended.
    • Visit the Undergraduate Admissions website for more information.
  • Non-matriculated Graduate students

    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. The grade for these courses are followed by a "*".  Letter grades appear as A*, A-*, B+*, B*, B-*, C+*, C*, C-*, D* and F*.  Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grades appear as S* or U*.
    • Once you have been admitted, make sure to follow the instructions for new non-degree graduate students.

High School students

High school students may take summer courses online through our College Link program. Contact Shannon Jennison via e-mail at jennison@binghamton.edu for more information and forms.