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Undergraduate Admissions

Freshman Applicants: Get Started Here

Application Instructions

  1. Apply Online

    2019 Applications Opening Soon!

    Do you want to be one of the first to apply to Binghamton for 2019? No problem! Just fill out this form and we’ll send you email to alert you when the application goes live.

  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.
  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 for more information.
    • ACT: Our ACT code is 2956. Contact ACT at 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.

      Requirements and instructions by talent:

      Questions? For more information, email

    •  ROTC

      Army ROTC and Air Force ROTC at Binghamton are offerred through for 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: Visit website for complete details and contact information. 

  7. Check Status of Your Application Regularly

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

Dates and Deadlines


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.

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.


  • SAT: 2535
  • ACT: 2956

Last Updated: 4/3/18