First-year Applicants: Get Started Here

Binghamton is a test-optional university

Binghamton supports SUNY's decision to suspend SAT/ACT standardized testing requirements. For more details, review our Test-Optional FAQ page

Application Instructions

  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

    Note: There is a $50 nonrefundable application fee. Binghamton accepts specific application fee waivers for students who meet certain criteria demonstrating economic need.

  2. Check Your Email and Activate Your Password

    Beginning in early October, 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. If you are providing your school email, be aware of any policies your high school has that may restrict our messages from reaching you. You can update your email address at any time through the status checker. Add to your email contact list to ensure you receive our emails. Don't forget to check your spam folder!
  3. Submit Your Transcript

    First-year students are required to submit a high-school transcript. You should request your transcript from your school counselor. Official transcripts can be submitted electronically or by mail to Binghamton University, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, P.O. BOX 6001, Binghamton, NY 13902-6001.

    In order to fulfill this requirement, you have the option to self-report your high school transcript through the Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR). Note: International students and athletes are not eligible. If we've already received your transcript, you are not eligible for SRAR. 
  4. Standardized Test Scores (optional)

    Binghamton University is test optional which means standardized test scores are not required. All students must indicate on the Common Application or the SUNY application whether or not they want standardized SAT/ACT test scores included in the review of their overall application. For complete details, review our testing policy and our test-optional FAQ page.

    • SAT reasoning test: Our SAT code is 2535. Contact College Board at for more information.
    • ACT: Our ACT code is 2956. Contact ACT at or 319-337-1000 for more information.
  5. Submit One Teacher/Counselor Recommendation

    Binghamton will review one teacher/counselor recommendation. Submit your recommender as indicated on your application of choice.

  6. Additional Requirements

    • EOP Applicants

      Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) applicants may be requested to complete and submit additional academic and financial application materials. Note: EOP applicants are not eligible to apply Early Action.

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    • Home-Schooled Applicants

      Binghamton is happy to accept and review applications from students who received their education through home-schooling experiences.

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    • Talent Applicants

      If you have a special talent you wish to continue pursuing in some way at Binghamton University, consider submitting a special talent portfolio. Submitting a special talent for review at Binghamton University is an opportunity for your talents to be actively considered in your admission process. Submitting a portfolio for review does not affect your intended major. Note: Special talent supplements will be considered during the Regular Decision application review (Jan. 15). Students who apply Early Action and submit a special talent supplement will have this component reviewed if they are deferred to Regular Decision.

      Note: The deadline for submitting an application for special talent is Jan. 15.

       Applications and Requirements 



      Speech and Debate

      Theatre and Dance


      Questions? For more information, email

    •  ROTC

      Army ROTC and Air Force ROTC at Binghamton are offered through Cornell University.

       Visit website for complete details.

  7. Check Status of Your Application Regularly

    Once you've applied, you should regularly check the status of your application. 


Binghamton does not require interviews as part of the admissions process; however, you're welcome to meet with an admissions counselor for a personalized discussion. Schedule a Personal Meeting , call 607-777-2171 or visit the Admissions Center M-F 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Dates and Deadlines


Early action deadline: November 1

  • You must submit your application by November 1.
  • All other required application materials (transcripts and test scores, if submitting) must be submitted by December 1.
  • Binghamton will provide early action decisions by January 15.

Regular admissions deadline: January 15*

  • All required application materials (transcripts and test scores, if submitting) must be submitted by January 15.*
  • Binghamton will provide regular admission decisions by April 1.

*Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.


  • SAT: 2535
  • ACT: 2956