International Transfer Students: Apply

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

    There are several ways to apply; please submit one application:

    Note: International students are not eligible for fee waivers. The application fee is $50 USD.

  2. Review admission prerequisites by school

    • College of Community and Public Affairs (Human Development)
      • Human Development program
      • Most previous successful applicants had a GPA of 3.0 or higher
      • General education curriculum is preferred
      • Psychology and sociology recommended

      Learn more about CCPA requirements

    • College of Community and Public Affairs (Bachelor of Social Work, BSW)
      • Social Work program
      • GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred
      • Prerequisite courses: general psychology, intro to sociology, intro to statistics, introductory biology, intro to social work practice
      • Additional application materials include: résumé, personal statement and an interview
    • Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences
      • Decker College admits students as incoming sophomores or juniors. Students are considered sophomores if they're admitted with prerequisites remaining, while those who have completed prerequisites are considered juniors.
      • Minimum GPA of 3.0 and prerequisite GPA of 3.0
      • Prerequisite courses: Two composition classes, statistics, introductory biology (waived if already taken microbiology and anatomy and physiology), anatomy and physiology I and II, microbiology, chemistry I and II, introductory psychology and developmental psychology.
      • WES Assessment: Applicants are required to submit a WES Assessment. Order your assessment at

      Learn more about Decker requirements

    • Harpur College of Arts and Sciences
    • School of Management
      • GPA 3.5 or higher is preferred
      • Prerequisite courses include microeconomics, macroeconomics, statistics and calculus
      • Prerequisite courses: Microeconomics, macroeconomics and statistics or calculus completed with a B or higher by the time of application

      Learn more about SOM requirements

    • Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science


      • Mechanical and electrical engineering: GPA of 3.2 or higher preferred
      • All other engineering majors: GPA of 3.0 or higher preferred
      • Prerequisites vary by specific major, but commonly include: calculus (I and II), differential equations, two semesters of calculus-based physics, chemistry (I and II), two courses in English composition or technical writing, two college courses in humanities/social science, introductory programming course (see more details by major).

      Computer science
      GPA of 3.2 or higher is recommended. Prerequisite courses: calculus I and II, programming, composition and a physical science course.

      Learn more about Watson requirements

  3. Check Your Email and Activate Your Password

    Beginning in 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. Add to your email contact list to ensure you receive our emails. Don't forget to check your spam folder.

  4. Submit Your Transcripts

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

    - 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.

    • At the time of application, if you've earned more than 24 college credits after high school graduation you are not required to submit a final high school transcript as part of the admissions application. However, once enrolled, you MUST submit a final transcript or GED certificate. Failure to submit a final transcript will prevent you from registering for courses in future semesters.
    • If you've earned fewer than 24 college credits after high school graduation at the time of application, your final, official high school transcript is required. You should request your official transcript from your high school to be submitted electronically or by mail to Binghamton University's Office of Undergraduate Admissions (address above). You will also have the option to provide ACT/SAT scores.  If you wish to submit scores, have scores sent electronically from the testing service.

    Transcripts should be mailed to: Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Binghamton University PO Box 6001, Binghamton, NY 13902-6001.

  5. English Proficiency

    If English is not your native language, you'll be asked to demonstrate English proficiency. Submit:

    • two complete English (non-ESL) courses at a U.S. college/university with grades of B or better; or 

    • One official test score that demonstrates proficiency. All test scores must be less than two years old. If you are submitting scores, test results should be sent electronically from College Board or ACT. Binghamton's school code for SAT is 2535, ACT is 2956, and the TOEFL school code is 2535.  

    • Binghamton accepts the following tests for demonstrating English proficiency: TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo, SAT, ACT, Cambridge English (B2 First, C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency).

    English Proficiency Scores (mid 50%)
    TOEFL  80-95
    IELTS 6.5-7.0
    Duolingo  110-120
    SAT (EBRW) 530-640
    ACT (English) 21-27
    Cambridge English (B2 First, C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency 176-185
    PTE 53-65

    Binghamton requires all students to complete an English placement exam during Orientation. This is a diagnostic exam testing students in listening, reading and writing. If results of this examination indicate the student would benefit from additional English language support, the student will be placed on an ELI (English Language Institute) Track. ELI courses can be taken along with other university courses and don't require any additional cost.

  6. Submit Financial Support 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 Statement containing 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.

  7. Notes for Special Applicants

    Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences's Baccalaureate Accelerated Track (BAT) Nursing program is open to students who hold a bachelor's or graduate degree in a field other than nursing who wish to enroll in nursing school.

    Nursing Baccalaureate Accelerated Track (BAT) Admission

    Entry Term Priority Application Date Decision Date Deposit Deadline
    Fall November 15 February 15 April 1

    If you're applying to the BAT program, you must select fall as the entry term on your application. You can still submit a BAT application after the November 15 priority deadline.


  • SAT: 2535
  • ACT: 2956
  • TOEFL: 2535

Priority Deadlines

International Transfer Admission

Entry Term Priority Application Deadline Decision Date
Spring November 15* Rolling
Fall March 1 Rolling

Students will be notified of admission decisions via email. Applications received after priority deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

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