Freshman Applicants: Get Started Here

Office closed Dec. 24 - Jan. 2

The Admissions office will be closed Monday, Dec. 24 through Tuesday, Jan. 2. During this time, we will not be reading applications, releasing decisions or responding to communications (emails or calls). The office will be open Tuesday, Jan. 2. Happy holidays!

Application Instructions

  1. Apply Online

    There are several ways to apply; please submit one application:

    The Common Application allows you to apply to over 500 participating schools with one application. Apply via the Common Application

    The SUNY Application allows you to apply to multiple SUNY schools with one application. Apply via the SUNY Application

    The Coalition Application allows you to apply to over 90 schools with the assistance of an online toolkit.  Apply via the Coalition Application

    Note: Binghamton accepts specific application fee waivers for students who meet certain criteria demonstrating economic need.

  2. Check Your Email and Activate Your Password

    Beginning in September, after we receive your application, we'll email you a Reference Number and User ID. Once you receive these, activate your password. You must do this before you can successfully complete the rest of your application.

    Note: The Admissions Office uses email as our main source of communication for important updates including application status notifications. If you are providing your school email, be aware of any policies your high school has that may restrict our messages from reaching you. You can update your email address at any time through the status checker. Check your junk mail and mark us as a safe sender if our email was flagged.
  3. 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.

  4. Request Official Test Scores

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

    • SAT reasoning test: Our SAT code is 2535. Contact College Board at www.collegeboard.org for more information.
    • ACT: Our ACT code is 2956. Contact ACT at www.act.org or 319-337-1000 for more information.
  5. Submit One Teacher/Counselor Recommendation

    Binghamton will review one teacher/counselor recommendation. There are several ways for your recommender to submit:

    • Binghamton University's Teacher/Counselor Recommendation Form
    • The Common Application (required as part of The Common Application)
    • Your recommender may use his or her own form/letter and mail it to Binghamton University, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, P.O. BOX 6001, Binghamton, NY 13902-6001
  6. Additional Requirements

    • EOP Applicants

      Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) students may be requested to complete and submit additional academic and financial application materials. Note: EOP applicants are not eligible to apply Early Action.

      Learn More
    • Home-Schooled Applicants

      Binghamton is happy to accept and review applications from students who received their education through home-schooling experiences.

      Learn More
    • Talent Applicants

      If you have a special talent you wish to continue pursuing in some way at Binghamton University, consider submitting a special talent portfolio. Submitting a special talent for review at Binghamton University is an opportunity for your talents to be actively considered in your admission process. Submitting a portfolio for review does not affect your intended major. Note: Special talent applicants are not eligible to apply Early Action.

       

      Applications and Requirements 

      Art

      Music

      Speech and Debate

      Theatre and Dance

      Questions? For more information, email sptalent@binghamton.edu.

    •  ROTC

      Army ROTC and Air Force ROTC at Binghamton are offered through Cornell University.

      Army ROTC: Contact SSG Chad Garrison, director of Army ROTC at 607-777-2630. For more information, visit this website.

      Air Force ROTC: Contact Molly M. Heath, Capt., USAF; Operations Flight Commander, AFROTC Detachment 520, at 607-255-8503. Visit website for complete details.

  7. Check Status of Your Application Regularly

  8. Once you've applied, you should regularly check the status of your application. 

Natural disasters update

We will work one-on-one with any student struggling to meet the fall 2019 application deadline due to the recent wildfires and hurricane. We will also be flexible with school counselors so that they have adequate time to submit transcripts, letters of recommendation and other materials. Contact Director of Recruitment Mariah Bubel at mclane@binghamton.edu or 607-777-6719.

Interviews

Binghamton does not require interviews as part of the admissions process; however, you're welcome to meet with an admissions counselor when the office is open for a personalized discussion. 

Dates and Deadlines

Nov
1
Early

Early action deadline: November 1

  • You must submit either The Common Application, SUNY Application or Coalition Application by November 1.
  • All other required application materials (transcripts and test scores) must be submitted by December 1.
  • Binghamton will provide early action decisions by January 15.
Jan
15
Regular

Regular admissions deadline: January 15

  • All required application materials (transcripts and test scores) must be submitted by January 15.
  • Binghamton will provide regular admission decisions by April 1.

Codes

  • SAT: 2535
  • ACT: 2956