Transfer Students: Apply

Application Process

  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: Binghamton accepts specific application fee waivers for students who meet certain criteria demonstrating economic need.

  2. Check Your Email and Activate Your Password

    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. Note: The Admissions Office uses email as our main source of communication for important updates including application status notifications. Check your junk mail and mark us as a safe sender if our email was flagged.

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

    • If you've earned fewer than 24 college credits after high school graduation at the time of application, your high school transcript and standardized test scores are 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). Have your SAT/ACT scores sent electronically from the testing service.

    • At the time of application, if you've earned more than 24 college credits after high school graduation you aren't 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 or your file isn't considered complete. Failure to submit a final transcript will prevent you from registering for courses in future semesters.

    • You may also be asked to submit a Course Progress Report (125k .pdf) during application review

    • Assess what coursework may transfer.

  4. Check Status Regularly

    After we receive your application, we'll email you a Binghamton University Reference Number and User ID. Once you receive these, you'll need to activate your password, and then you can check your application status.

  5. Apply for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

    Spring 2019 admission: Complete the 2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)if you'd like to be considered for federal and/or New York state financial aid. The filing date for spring 2019 is November 15. If you missed the date, don't worry. You can still apply for financial aid up to May 1, 2019. 

  6. Fall 2019 admission: The FAFSA will become available on October 1, 2018. To have the best shot at all financial aid funding available, submit your FAFSA by January 1, 2018. If you missed the date, don't worry. You can still apply for financial aid through May 1, 2020.

    All admitted students who have a FAFSA on file (and sent to Binghamton University) receive a financial aid award notification via email from Financial Aid Services

Notes for Special Applicants

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) students are required to have their current school complete our EOP Transfer Verification Form. Be sure to include your B-Number.

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.

Natural disasters update

We will work one-on-one with any student struggling to meet the fall 2019 application deadline due to the recent wildfires and hurricane. We will also be flexible with school counselors so that they have adequate time to submit transcripts, letters of recommendation and other materials. Contact Mariah Bubel at mclane@binghamton.edu or 607-777-6719.

Priority Dates and Deadlines

Transfer Admission

Entry Term Priority Application Deadline Decision Date
Spring November 1 Rolling
Fall March 1 Rolling

NOTES: Programs in the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Decker School of Nursing only accept fall applications. Applications received after priority deadlines will be reviewed on a space-available basis.