Apply to an Accelerated/4+1 Degree Program

Thank you for your interest in Binghamton University's accelerated/4+1 degree programs. We look forward to receiving your application. 

Use these application instructions if you are a current Binghamton University undergraduate student applying to an accelerated/4+1 degree program

  1. Declare your intent to apply.

    During your sophomore or junior year, you will declare your intent to apply to an accelerated/4+1 degree program.

    The process varies between programs, so check with your department to learn about the specific procedures. Often, you will need to submit a Declaration of Intent to Apply form to your department. Your department will review the form and then respond to you directly.

  2. Submit the online application and all required application materials, including any required letters of recommendation.

    During your senior year (88+ undergraduate credits), you will formally apply to the Graduate School. We recommend you begin the application process at least one month before your program's application deadline. Check with your department to find out if there are any special deadlines for accelerated/4+1 degree program applicants.

    Online Application
    Access BU Brain via the myBinghamton Portal and complete the accelerated/4+1 degree program application. Choose the "Accelerated Graduate Degree Application for Admission," which is located in the "Home" tab. Answer the presented questions, then submit the application.

    Required Application Materials
    Check with your department to find out if there are any special requirements for accelerated/4+1 degree program applicants.

    Then, submit all required application materials to the Office of Graduate Admissions at gradadmission@binghamton.edu

    • Use "Accelerated/4+1 Degree Program Application - [Student's Name]" in the subject line.
    • Include your application materials as attachments. Preferred file format is PDF. Other accepted file formats include .doc, .docx, .rtf, .jpg and .tif.
    • Include your full name and your B-Number in the body of the message.

    Note: If you are an international student who holds, or hopes to obtain, an F-1 or J-1 visa, you must submit the International Student Financial Statement (ISFS) form and financial documentation. For more information, review the additional admission requirements for international students.

    Letters of Recommendation
    Request any required letters of recommendation. Recommenders may submit letters in the following ways:

    • By emailing the letter directly to gradadmission@binghamton.edu.
      • Use "Letter of Recommendation - [Student's Name] in the subject line.
      • Include the student's full name and the student's B-Number in the body of the message.
    • By mailing the letter in a signed, sealed envelope to the Office of Graduate Admissions. View addresses.
    • By delivering the letter in a signed, sealed envelope to the Office of Graduate Admissions (Admissions Center).
  3. Submit official test scores electronically.

    Submit your GRE/GMAT scores to Binghamton University if you have not done so already. Review the admission requirements to see which test scores are required for your program. Check with your department to find out if there are any special requirements for accelerated/4+1 degree program applicants. Note that it can take as long as two full weeks for the testing agency to process your order and deliver your scores to Binghamton University.

  4. Pay the application fee.

    After the Graduate School receives your application, you will be able to pay your application fee. The Graduate School only reviews applications for which the $75 (USD) non-refundable accelerated/4+1 degree program application fee was successfully paid. Start by activating your account, then follow the instructions to reset your password, log into your new graduate application status page and submit your application fee payment.

    You can use a Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit card. Your credit card bill serves as your receipt.

    We are happy to be able to grant application fee waivers to CSTEP, EOP, HEOP, LSAMP Program, Project 1000, SEEK Program or TRIO Program (McNair Scholars Program, Student Support Services, Upward Bound, etc.) students. Please provide a certified letter from your program official attesting to your participation. Documents can be uploaded directly on the application or by emailing gradadmission@binghamton.edu.

    We are happy to be able to grant application fee waivers to GEM Fellowship applicants. Please submit a copy of your GEM interface homepage indicating that your overall application status is complete. Documents can be uploaded directly on the application or by emailing gradadmission@binghamton.edu.

    United States Armed Forces veterans and active duty service members are also eligible for an application fee waiver. Please submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214) or your Status Report Pursuant to Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (as downloaded from https://scra.dmdc.osd.mil). Documents can be uploaded directly on the application or by emailing them to gradadmission@binghamton.edu.

    Please note that a request for an application fee waiver may take 2 to 3 business days to process. Please wait for an email stating that your request has been approved before submitting your application. If you have any questions about this process, please contact us at gradadmission@binghamton.edu
  5. Receive your admission decision.

    Once an admission decision has been made, you will receive an email from the Office of Graduate Admissions. (Add "gradadmission@binghamton.edu" to your email address book or contact list. Don't forget to check your spam folder!) If you have been accepted, you will also receive an admission letter.

  6. If accepted, confirm your intent to continue at Binghamton University.

    Confirm your intent to continue as a graduate student by following the instructions in your admission email and letter. After you confirm your intent to continue, your student status will transition to graduate level after Binghamton University officially awards your bachelor's degree. Then, before the semester begins, take the steps outlined in your admission email and letter. See the New Student webpage for general information for new graduate students.