New Students Orientation Page

 

Welcome to Binghamton!

 
This page will have information that you will need while at Orientation. For information on how to prepare for orientation, please make sure to visit my.binghamton.edu and review all of the pre-orientation videos, the exploring majors guides, and the previous academic credit worksheet. 
  
 
  • Resources for Course Registration
  • Understanding the Pluralism (P) GenEd Requirement

    **All students must take a college level US History course. The courses that fulfill the credit are determined by your high school coursework

    Students are NOT PROFICIENT (must take specified P course) if:

    Students are PROFICIENT (can take any course with P Attribute) if:

    • Did not earn a grade of 85 or higher on the US History Regents exam
    • From a non-Regents/Out of State school, did not earn a final grade of 85 or higher in a US History Class
    • Did not scored at least 3 on the AP American History exam
    • Earned a grade of 85 or higher on the US History Regents exam
    • From a non-Regents/Out of State school, earned a final grade of 85 or higher in a US History Class
    • Scored a 3-5 on the AP American History exam

    Students can transfer a college-level US History course from another institution to fulfill the P requirement. 

    SUNY Transfer Students: If at your previous SUNY institution, you completed the US History general education requirement with a grade of C- or better, that course will complete your Pluralism requirement at Binghamton. 

  • Understanding the Foreign Language Requirement (for Freshmen):

     **The Foreign Language requirements for students entering as Freshmen and students entering as Transfers are different. 

    In order to complete the Foreign Language requirement, students who enter Binghamton as freshmen are required to take one language to the FL3 (Intermediate I level) OR two languages to the FL2 (beginner 2 level).  The foreign language requirement may already be complete if you have one of the following:

    High School Classes

    Exam Credits Transfer Credits
    • Completed 4+ units of one language in high school with an 85 (B) or better in your fourth year
    • Completed 3 units of two languages in high school with an 85 (B) or better in the third year of each
    • Earned a 3 or better on any AP foreign language exam
    • Earned a 4-7 on any IB foreign language exam
    • Earned a C- or better in an intermediate-level language course at another college or university (equivalent to FL3)
  • Understanding the Foreign Language Requirement (for Transfers):

     **The Foreign Language requirements for students entering as Freshmen and students entering as Transfers are different. 

    In order to complete the Foreign Language requirement, students who enter Binghamton as transfers are required to take one language to the FL2 (Beginner II level). The foreign language requirement may already be complete if you have one of the following:

    High School Classes

    Exam Credits

    Transfer Credits

    • Completed 3 units of a language in high school with an 85 (B) or better in the third year
    • Earned a 3 or better on any AP foreign language exam
    • Earned a 4-7 on any IB foreign language exam
    • Earned a C- or better in a Beginner II level language course at another college or university (equivalent to FL3)
  • Foreign Language Placements for French, Italian & Spanish

     **Students interested in taking other languages should discuss language placements with the department

    Education/Experience: Level for course registration:
    No experience or 1 year of HS FREN 111, ITAL 111, SPAN 111
    2 years of HS  FREN 115, ITAL 115, SPAN 115
    3 years of HS FREN 211, ITAL 211, SPAN 211
    More than 3 years of HS FREN 215, ITAL 215, SPAN 215
    AP & IB Credit:  
    3 on AP or 4 on IB FREN 215, ITAL 215, SPAN 215
    4 on AP or 5 on IB FREN 241, ITAL 241, SPAN 250
    5 on AP or 6-7 on IB FREN 300-level: 341 or above
    ITAL 300-level
    SPAN 251
    3 on AP Spanish Literature SPAN 251
    4-5 on AP Spanish Literature or 6-7 on Higher Level IB Spanish Literature SPAN 344
    Native speakers or heritage speakers Consult with the department
    1. One college semester is equivalent to one year of HS
    2. Students who received a score of 85 or more on the Regents exam should be at the 211 level
    3. Students who have AP credit CANNOT take 211 for credit
    4. Students who earned a 3 on the IB exam CAN take 211 for credit
    5. Students who have credit from a language or literature exam must consult an advisor for specific guidelines for placement (For French and Italian)
    6. Students who earned college credit must consult with an advisor for specific guidelines for placement

    **Please be advised students may be removed from the course(s) if they exceed the level of experience for the particular course in which they have enrolled. Consult with the Romance Languages department with any questions regarding placement

  • Information about Intra-University Transfer (IUT)

    General information about IUT

    Sample first-year schedules for students who want to IUT into:

    • Decker School of Nursing
      • CHEM 101 or 107 
      • PSYC 111
      • Writing Course
      • GenEd Course

    • Human Development
      • PSYC 111 or any Intro Sociology course
      • Writing
      • GenEd
      • GenEd

    • School of Management
      • ECON 160 or 162 (*take other course in Spring semester)
      • Statistics or Calculus (*take other course in Spring semester)
      • GenEd
      • Writing (C or J)

    • Watson School of Engineering
      • For Engineering majors:
        • Calc I - MATH 224/225
        • Chem 111 (may be restricted to Watson students only, speak to Watson advising)
        • Writing
        • GenEd

      • For Computer Science majors:
        • Calc I and/or Calc II
        • Writing
        • GenEd
        • GenEd
  • Declare your Pre-Professional Area of Interest

    All Pre-Health and Pre-Law students are encouraged to declare your pre-professional area of interest. By declaring your area of interest, you will be added to the pre-health or pre-law listservs. You can undeclare or change your area of interest at any time.