Binghamton's Test Policies

Here are the answers to some commonly asked questions about Binghamton's test policies. 

Freshmen

Freshmen are required to submit SAT or ACT test scores. 

There are three ways you can fulfill the SAT/ACT requirement (Note: Athletes, international students and students living outside of the U.S. must send official scores directly from the testing agency)

  1. Send scores directly from the testing agency to Binghamton University.
  2. Self-report and confirm scores using your status checker. You can self-report multiple scores.
  3. Self-report scores on your application and confirm the scores on your status checker.

If you self-reported scores and then enroll at Binghamton, you must submit official scores from the testing agency by May 15. 

Submitting false or inaccurate information will result in offers of admission being rescinded.

Binghamton’s codes:

  • SAT reasoning test: Our SAT code is 2535. Contact College Board for more information
  • ACT: Our ACT code is 2956. Contact ACT for more information. 

Essay/writing sections

Binghamton does not require the:

  • ACT writing section
  • SAT essay section

Which test scores will be used?

Binghamton will combine the highest section scores from multiple administrations of the SAT (must be the same version) and from multiple administrations of the ACT. Binghamton will not combine scores from the SAT and ACT.

SAT subject tests

Binghamton does not require you to submit any SAT subject tests.

International freshmen

Standardized test scores

Non-native English speakers must submit one test score demonstrating English proficiency.

English Proficiency Scores
Mid 50%
TOEFL 80-95
IELTS 6.5-7.0
SAT (EBRW) 530-640
ACT (English) 21-27

IMPORTANT: The SAT or ACT is strongly recommended for all applicants. It is required if you:

  • are applying to accounting, business administration, engineering or computer science
  • will graduate or have graduated from a high school in which English is the language of instruction.

Note: Students who are required to submit the SAT or ACT are encouraged to also submit a TOEFL but it is not required.

Test results should be sent electronically from CollegeBoard or ACT. Binghamton University's school code for SAT is 2535 and ACT is 2956. Binghamton's TOEFL school code is 2535.

English language support
Students admitted to Binghamton with an English proficiency equivalent to TOEFL 75-82 may be required to attend an English Language Program prior to the beginning of the semester.

Transfer students

Have you completed 24 semester credits or 36 quarter credits since your high school graduation?

Yes.
Test scores are not required

No.
You must send your official SAT/ACT scores. Have your scores sent directly from the testing agency.

International transfer students

Have you completed 24 semester credits or 36 quarter credits since your high school graduation?

Yes.
Test scores are not required

No.
You must send your official SAT/ACT scores. Have your scores sent directly from the testing agency.

English proficiency
If English is not your native language, you will need to demonstrate English proficiency through:

  • Two completed English composition (non-ESL) courses at a US college/university with grades of B or better; OR
  • One official test score that demonstrates proficiency (acceptable tests listed below).
Mid 50% English proficiency for Binghamton students
TOEFL 80-95
IELTS 6.5-7.0
SAT (EBRW) 530-640
ACT (Eng) 21-27