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Undergraduate Admissions

International Freshman 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

  2. Check Your Email and Activate Your Password

    After we receive your application, we will email a Reference Number and User ID to you. Once you receive these, activate your password. You must do this before you can successfully complete the rest of your application

  3. Submit Your Transcripts

    All transcripts and certificates must be official and must be translated into English. If you've attended more than one school, request a separate transcript from each school. International applicants must submit the most recently completed three (3) years of secondary (high school) school records that list subjects studied and marks received for each subject. If the transcripts are not in English, official translations should also be submitted.

    Transcripts should be mailed to: Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Binghamton University PO Box 6001, Binghamton, NY 13902-6001.

  4. Submit Your Standardized Test Scores

    Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT) results are required for international students who will graduate from a U.S. high school or a high school outside the United States where the primary language of instruction is English.

    Freshman international applicants studying outside the U.S. are strongly encouraged to submit results from the SAT or ACT exam. Test results should be sent electronically from CollegeBoard or ACT. The Binghamton University school code for SAT is 2535 and ACT is 2956.

  5. English Proficiency

    Binghamton is committed to the success of its students and provides advising, academic and language support to help students succeed. If English is not your native language, request your official test results from one of the following tests be sent electronically to Binghamton University: TOEFL IBT (Test of English as Foreign Language Internet-Based Test); IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System); SAT; or ACT. Binghamton's TOEFL school code is 2535.

  6. Binghamton does not have minimum required scores, but below is a chart of the preferred scores. If you are admitted and your application or on-campus proficiency test indicate that your degree progress would be enhanced by additional English language courses, we will work with you to design an appropriate curriculum for your first year. Any courses taken as part of this language support will provide academic credit towards your degree.

    Binghamton requires all students to complete an English placement exam during Orientation. This is a diagnostic exam testing students in listening, reading and writing. If results of this examination indicate the student would benefit from additional English language support, the student will be required to take a minimum of one ESL course during the fall semester. ESL courses can be taken along with other university courses and don't require any additional cost.

    Preferred English Proficiency Scores
    School/College TOEFL
    (Evidence-based reading and writing)
    College of Community and Public Affairs 83 6.5 550 21
    Decker School of Nursing 90 7.0 610 24
    Harpur College of Arts and Sciences* 83 6.5 550 21
    School of Management 90 7.0 610 24
    Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science 83 6.5 550 21

    Binghamton's TOEFL school code is 2535.

    The Admissions Committee may contact you to further assess your English proficiency.

  7. 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.

  8. Submit a ZeeMee profile (optional)

    Binghamton University has partnered with ZeeMee, a free service that allows students to showcase themselves using an online profile page. A ZeeMee profile is not required as part of your application, but if you would like to submit one, email your link to and it will be included in your file.


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

Priority Deadlines

International Freshman 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

Last Updated: 12/21/17