Special talent art

Art Special Talent Applicants

Submitting a special talent for review at Binghamton University is an opportunity for your talents to be actively considered in your admissions process. It is a chance to showcase your talents; it does not affect your intended major; however, only students applying to the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences may submit a portfolio. All required materials must be received by January 15. 

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.


Step 1: Apply to Binghamton

Step 2: Submit special talent form (deadline is Jan.15)  Note: You'll need your username and password to log in. Your username is emailed to you after your application is received.

Step 3: Upload the requirements below to your online status checker

General requirements

  •  A letter detailing your interest area(s) in art and summarizing your artistic experience and training. You may send an informal letter and a resume if you wish.
  • Upload your artwork.
    • Incorporate a variety of art samples into your submission. We are looking for diverse portfolios and accept sculpture, drawings, paintings, graphic design, photography and printmaking.
  • We take into consideration the following:
    • Creativity
    • Presentation
    • Variety