Binghamton EOP Success

Binghamton is committed to providing opportunities to talented students regardless of their background. Through the New York State Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), we offer special support services for in-state students from educationally and economically disadvantaged circumstances. The program includes financial assistance, tutoring and counseling, special coursework and other services.

Binghamton's EOP has an outstanding track record helping students reach their potential. Recent EOP seniors have been accepted for graduate and professional study by Harvard, Vanderbilt, New York University, Fordham, Boston University and others.


To be eligible to participate in EOP, you must:

  • Belong to a household that meets New York state income guidelines
  • Meet Binghamton University's assets guidelines
  • Possess a high school diploma or a general equivalency diploma (GED)
  • U.S. citizenship is not a requirement for admission to EOP. However, you must meet New York state residency, income and academic requirements. If admitted, you will receive all academic and social support the program offers; however, you are not eligible to receive any financial support from the program.

Application Process

Freshman Application Process (for fall)

To be admitted to Binghamton through the Educational Opportunity Program, you must meet both academic AND economic criteria.

To start the review process, submit either of these applications:

Note: EOP applicants may apply to up to seven SUNY schools at no cost; additional applications are $50 each. For more information, see the "Fee Waiver" section of the SUNY EOP webpage.

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP): SUNY implemented a policy in 2017 that EOP applicants may apply to up to seven SUNY schools at no cost; additional applications are $50 each. Note: Only New York state residents are eligible to apply for EOP.

EOP students cannot apply Early Action to Binghamton.. 

STEP 1: Submit your transcript

Freshmen are required to submit a high-school transcript. You should request your transcript from your school counselor. Official transcripts can be submitted electronically or by mail to Binghamton University, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, P.O. BOX 6001, Binghamton, NY 13902-6001.

STEP 2: Request official test scores

Freshmen are required to have official test scores sent electronically from the testing agency. Learn more about Binghamton's test policies

  • SAT reasoning test: Our SAT code is 2535. Contact College Board for more information.
  • ACT: Our ACT code is 2956. Contact ACT at 319-337-1000 for more information.

STEP 3: Submit your economic information

Once you submit an application, the Admissions Committee may request additional documents. All EOP applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (available October 1).

Transfer Application Process 


Submit either The Common Application or SUNY Application.


Submit the EOP Transfer Verification Form. Once the verification form is receive you may be asked to submit financial documentation for review. 

  • If your current college or university offers an opportunity program (i.e., College Discovery, EOP, HEOP or SEEK) you must have been admitted through that program to be eligible as an EOP transfer student at Binghamton University.
  • If you currently attend a SUNY community college that doesn't offer EOP, you may still be eligible. Email eopadmit@binghamton.edu.