How To Apply

SAT/ACT Testing Requirement Suspended for Fall 2022-Spring 2024

Binghamton supports SUNY's decision to temporarily suspend SAT/ACT standardized testing requirements for students applying for fall 2022, spring 2023, fall 2023 and spring 2024. For more details, review our Test-Optional FAQ page.

I am a:

  • First Year

    A first-year applicant is someone currently enrolled in high school. If you've taken college-level credits during high school, you're still considered a first-year applicant. If you haven't taken college-level work since high school graduation, you're also a first year. First-year applicants may apply for early action or regular admission decision.


  • Transfer

    A transfer applicant is someone who graduated from high school and has completed (or will have completed) at least one three-credit college course prior to the semester of planned enrollment. 


  • International

    An international applicant is someone who is not a U.S. citizen and who currently holds or will obtain an F or J Visa to study in the United States as a first-year or transfer student.


  • Current / Returning / Non-degree

    A current student is a Binghamton University undergraduate student who wishes to either transfer to another school within the University or obtain a double degree.

    A returning student is someone who has been out of school for three or more consecutive major semesters and wishes to re-enroll in the same program of study.

    A non-degree student (also called non-matriculated or continuing education student) is someone who isn't enrolled in a degree-earning program and is taking courses just to learn, not to earn a degree.

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Check the Status of Your Application

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

COVID-19 vaccination requirement

The State University of New York requires that all Binghamton University students who access any campus facilities in person be fully vaccinated with a World Health Organization-approved COVID-19 vaccine, with limited exceptions. You are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 if it's been more than two weeks after receiving the second dose in a two-dose series (e.g., Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or more than two weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson/Janssen).  

Addressing COVID-19 in your application

We understand that you may have had unusual experiences in schooling and other areas of your life due to the coronavirus pandemic. We encourage you to use the space provided on your application to share with the admissions committee how these experiences may have impacted you.

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