International First-year Students: Apply

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: International students are not eligible for fee waivers.

    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. Add to your email contact list to ensure you receive our emails. Don't forget to check your spam folder.

    3. Submit your transcripts

      Submit your official high school transcript for the most recent three (3) years, issued from each institution attended. 

      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. Submit your standardized test scores

      Non-native English speakers must submit one test score demonstrating English proficiency.

English Proficiency Scores 
Mid 50%
TOEFL (scores must be less than 2 years old) 80-95
IELTS 6.5-7.0
SAT (EBRW) 530-640
ACT (English) 21-27

Students admitted to Binghamton with an English proficiency equivalent to TOEFL 75-82 may be required to attend a specialized orientation prior to the beginning of the semester. 

IMPORTANT: The SAT or ACT is strongly recommended for all applicants. It is required if you:

      • are applying to nursing, engineering or computer science
      • will graduate or have graduated from a high school in the United States.

Note: Students who are required to submit the SAT or ACT are encouraged to also submit a TOEFL but it is not required. 

Test results should be sent electronically from CollegeBoard or ACT. The Binghamton University school code for SAT is 2535 and ACT is 2956.

Binghamton's TOEFL school code is 2535.

  1. Submit Financial Support Documents

    International students planning to attend with an F-1 or J-1 visa will be required to submit proof of financial support. An I-20 or DS-2019 form will not be issued until a verification of funds to cover the first year of study has been received. Students should submit the following to meet this requirement:

    International Student Financial Statement containing the signature of any relevant sponsors.

    Official bank statement(s) verifying adequate available funds to cover student expenses; submit English translation if necessary

    The Office of International Student and Scholar Services will issue the I-20 or DS-2019 form once a student has been admitted and has submitted financial support documents.


  • SAT: 2535
  • ACT: 2956
  • TOEFL: 2535

Priority Deadlines

International First-year Student Admission (fall admission only)

Application Deadline Decision Date
November 1* (early action) January 15
March 15* (regular admissions) By April 1

*Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Note: Programs in the engineering and nursing schools only accept fall applications.

Students will be notified of admission decisions via email.

Contact Information

Phone: 01–607–777–2171


Skype: Email us to request an appointment to Skype us; our Skype ID is binghamton.admissions