International First-year Students: Apply

Application Instructions

        1. Apply online

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          Do you want to be one of the first to apply to Binghamton for 2024? No problem! Just fill out this form and we’ll send you an email to alert you when the application goes live.

          Note: International students are not eligible for fee waivers. The application fee is $50 USD.
        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, you will be able to activate your password. You must do this before you can successfully complete the rest of your application. Add to your email contact list to ensure you receive our emails. Don't forget to check your spam folder.

        3. Submit your transcripts

          Official transcripts are required for each of the most recent three (3) years of schooling and must list all courses attended and grades obtained. If the transcripts are not in English, send the original transcript with English translations. In order for transcripts to be considered official, they must be sent directly to Binghamton by a school officer:

          • Electronically through the application;
          • By email to (Note: must be sent from a school email domain); or
          • By mail to Binghamton University Office of Undergraduate Admissions, P.O. Box 6001, Binghamton, NY 13902-6001
        4. Standardized Test Scores (Optional)

          Binghamton University is a SAT/ACT test-optional university which means SAT/ACT scores are not required. Students have the option to submit SAT/ACT scores for academic review and/or to fulfill the application requirement to demonstrate English proficiency (see below). 

          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 academic review of their overall application. 

          For complete details, review ourtesting policy and ourtest-optional FAQ page.

        5. Demonstrate English Proficiency

          All international students (who are not native English speakers) are required to submit at least one test score that demonstrates English proficiency. This is true even for students who attend a school where English is the language of instruction and for students who choose to be SAT/ACT test optional. All test scores must be less than two (2) years old. Binghamton accepts the following tests for demonstrating English proficiency: TOEFL, TOEFL Essentials, 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

Students admitted to Binghamton with an English proficiency equivalent to TOEFL 72-82 may be required to attend academic achievement training prior to the beginning of the semester. 

How to submit financial documents

International students planning to attend with an F-1 or J-1 visa will be required to submit proof of financial support. An I-20 or DS-2019 form will not be issued until a verification of funds to cover the first year of study has been received. Students should submit the following to meet this requirement:

International Student Financial Statementcontaining the signature of any relevant sponsors.

Official bank statement(s) verifying adequate available funds to cover student expenses; submit English translation if necessary

The Office of International Student and Scholar Services will issue the I-20 or DS-2019 form once a student has been admitted and has submitted financial support documents.

Priority Deadlines

International First-year Student Admission (fall admission only)

Application Deadline Decision Date
November 1* (early action) January 15
March 15* (regular admissions) By April 1

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

Note: Programs in the engineering and nursing schools only accept fall applications.

Students will be notified of admission decisions via email.

Contact Information

Phone: 01–607–777–2171


WhatsApp +1-607-759-8764

WeChat: Binghamtonintl

Schedule a Personal Meeting

Codes to send test scores

  • SAT: 2535
  • ACT: 2956
  • TOEFL: 2535
  • IELTS: Select "Binghamton University-Undergraduate Admissions" from drop down
  • DUOLINGO: Select "Binghamton University" from drop down