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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
Apply for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Spring 2020 admission: Complete the 2019-20 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 2020 is November 15. If you missed the date, don't worry. You can still apply for financial aid up to May 1, 2020.
Fall 2020 admission: The FAFSA will become available on October 1, 2019. To have the best shot at all financial aid funding available, submit your FAFSA by January 1, 2020. 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
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.
Priority Dates and Deadlines
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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.
The deadline to apply for the baccalaureate accelerated track (BAT) in Decker School of Nursing (fall admission only) is Nov. 15.