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Note: International students are not eligible for fee waivers.
Review admission prerequisites by school
College of Community and Public Affairs (Human Development)
- Human Development program
- Most previous successful applicants had a GPA of 3.0 or higher
- General education curriculum is preferred
- Psychology and sociology recommended
Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences
- Decker College 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.
Harpur College of Arts and Sciences
- Most previous successfull applicants had a GPA of 3.0 or higher
- General education curriculum is preferred
- No necessary course prerequisites
School of Management
- GPA 3.5 or higher is preferred
- Prerequisite courses include microeconomics, macroeconomics, statistics and calculus
- Prerequisite courses: Microeconomics, macroeconomics and statistics or calculus completed with a B or higher by the time of application
Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science
- Mechanical and electrical engineering: GPA of 3.2 or higher preferred
- All other engineering majors: GPA of 3.0 or higher preferred
- 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 (see more details by major).
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.
- College of Community and Public Affairs (Human Development)
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Submit Your Transcripts
- Official transcripts can be submitted electronically or by mail to Binghamton University, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, P.O. BOX 6001, Binghamton, NY 13902-6001. 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, your final, official high school transcript is required. You should request your official transcript from your high school to be submitted electronically or by mail to Binghamton University's Office of Undergraduate Admissions (address above). You will also have the option to provide ACT/SAT scores. If you wish to submit scores, have scores sent electronically from the testing service.
- 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.
If English is not your native language, you'll be asked to demonstrate English proficiency. Submit:
two complete English (non-ESL) courses at a U.S. college/university with grades of B or better; or
One official test score that demonstrates proficiency. All test scores must be less than two years old. If you are submitting scores, test results should be sent electronically from College Board or ACT. Binghamton's school code for SAT is 2535, ACT is 2956, and the TOEFL school code is 2535.
Binghamton accepts the following tests for demonstrating English proficiency: TOEFL, iBT, IELTS, Duolingo, SAT and ACT.
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 placed on an ELI (English Language Institute) Track. ELI courses can be taken along with other university courses and don't require any additional cost.
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.
Notes for Special Applicants
Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences's Baccalaureate Accelerated Track (BAT) Nursing 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.
- SAT: 2535
- ACT: 2956
- TOEFL: 2535
International Transfer Admission
|Entry Term||Priority Application Deadline||Decision Date|
*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.
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