Binghamton's Test Policies

SAT/ACT Testing Requirement Suspended for 2021-2022

Binghamton University is test optional for fall 2021, which means standardized test scores are not required. For complete details, review our test-optional FAQ page.

First-year students

If you would like to include ACT or SAT scores with your application, there are two ways that you can provide scores.

  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. Note: Athletes, international students and students living outside of the U.S. who wish to submit SAT/ACT scores must send official scores directly from the testing agency.

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Submitting false or inaccurate information will result in offers of admission being rescinded.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

For students wishing to submit scores, 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. Note: Students who self-report can submit multiple test dates; do not self-report a superscore.

SAT subject tests

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

International first-year students

Standardized test scores

Non-native English speakers must submit one test score demonstrating English proficiency: TOEFL, TOEFL at Home Edition, iBT, IELTS, IELTS Indicator, Duolingo, SAT and ACT.

English Proficiency Scores
Mid 50%
TOEFL 80-95
IELTS 6.5-7.0
Duolingo 110-120
SAT (EBRW) 530-640
ACT (English) 21-27


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

Students who have completed fewer than 24 semester credits or 36 quarter credits since high school graduation are given the option to submit ACT/SAT scores. If you choose to submit scores, you must have them sent directly from the testing agency.

International transfer students

Students who have completed 24 semester credits or 36 quarter credits since high school graduation are given the option to submit ACT/SAT scores. If you choose to submit scores, you must have them 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
Duolingo 110-120
SAT (EBRW) 530-640
ACT (Eng) 21-27