International Transfer 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. Review admission prerequisites by school

    • College of Community and Public Affairs (Human Development)
      • Human Development program
      • GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred
      • General education curriculum is preferred
      • Psychology and sociology recommended

      Learn more about CCPA requirements

    • Decker School of Nursing
      • The Decker School admits students as incoming sophomores or juniors. Students are considered sophomores if they're admitted with prerequisites remaining, while those who have completed prerequisites are considered juniors.
      • Minimum GPA of 3.0 and prerequisite GPA of 3.0
      • Prerequisite courses: Two composition classes, statistics, introductory biology (waived if already taken microbiology and anatomy and physiology), anatomy and physiology I and II, microbiology, chemistry I and II, introductory psychology and developmental psychology.

      Learn more about Decker requirements

    • Harpur College of Arts and Sciences
    • School of Management
      • GPA 3.5 or higher is preferred
      • Prerequisite courses include microeconomics, macroeconomics, statistics and calculus
      • It is recommended for students to have microeconomics, macroeconomics and statistics or calculus completed with a B+ or higher by the time of application

      Learn more about SOM requirements

    • Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science
      • Engineering: GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred and a 3.2 or higher for mechanical engineering. Prerequisites vary by specific major, but commonly include: calculus (I and II), differential equations, two semesters of calculus-based physics chemistry (I and II), two courses in English composition or technical writing, two college courses in humanities/social science, introductory programming course
      • Computer Science: GPA of 3.2 or higher is recommended. Demonstration of strong math skills through courses such as Calculus I and II is also highly recommended.

      Learn more about Watson requirements

  3. 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

  4. Submit Your Transcripts

    • Request that an official transcript from every college or educational institution you've attended since high school is mailed to the Admissions office. Faxed transcripts aren't considered official. If transcripts are not in English, official translations should also be submitted. 
    • At the time of application, if you've earned more than 24 college credits after high school graduation you are not required to submit a final high school transcript as part of the admissions application. However, once enrolled, you MUST submit a final transcript or GED certificate. Failure to submit a final transcript will prevent you from registering for courses in future semesters.
    • If you've earned fewer than 24 college credits after high school graduation at the time of application, also mail your official, final high school transcript. If you previously graduated from a U.S. high school or high school outside the United States where the primary language of instruction is English, you will also need to request the SAT/ACT exam results to be sent electronically from CollegeBoard or ACT.
    • You may also be asked to submit a Course Progress Report during application review

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

  5. English Proficiency

    Binghamton is committed to the success of its students and provides advising, academic and language support to help students succeed. At the time of application, transfer students will be asked to demonstrate English proficiency by providing proof of:

    • two completed semesters of English (non-ESL) courses at a U.S. college/university with grades of B or better; or 

    • a degree from any university/college where English is the primary language of instruction; or
    • TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test); orI

    • IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System); or

    • SAT or
    • ACT

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

    •  Binghamton's TOEFL school code is 2535.
  6. 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.

  7. Notes for Special Applicants

Decker School of Nursing's Baccalaureate Accelerated Track (BAT) Program is open to students who hold a bachelor's or graduate degree in a field other than nursing who wish to enroll in nursing school.

Nursing Baccalaureate Accelerated Track (BAT) Admission

Entry Term Priority Application Date Decision Date Deposit Deadline
Fall November 15 February 15 April 1

If you're applying to the BAT program, you must select fall as the entry term on your application. You can still submit a BAT application after the November 15 priority deadline.

We'll be in touch in September!

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.


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

Priority Deadlines

International Transfer Admission

Entry Term Priority Application Deadline Decision Date
Spring November 15* Rolling
Fall rolling Rolling

*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 e-mail.

Contact Information

Phone: 01–607–777–2171


Skype: E-mail us to request an appointment to Skype us; our Skype ID is binghamton.admissions