The Binghamton Advantage Program (BAP) was a joint admissions program between Binghamton University and SUNY Broome Community College. Students lived on the Binghamton University campus while taking classes at SUNY Broome with an opportunity to transfer to Binghamton after one or two years.
The last cohort of BAP students were admitted in the fall of 2023 as the program has been discontinued. No additional students will be accepted.
Students currently enrolled in the program will officially be a Binghamton University students beginning Spring 2024, subject to remaining in good standing at both SUNY Broome and Binghamton University.
The intent behind the decision is to facilitate current BAP students transferring to Binghamton earlier than initially expected. Binghamton University has significantly expanded support and programming for transfer students over the past year, including the early arrival TRANSFERmation Summit offered in August and January each year. Former BAP students will continue to receive a high level of individualized support once matriculated.
Below is a list of frequently asked questions regarding the transition of BAP students.
When do BAP students register for spring 2024 classes at Binghamton University?
Students will register for spring 2024 classes starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12 until 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 13. During this time, BAP students will be the only students allowed to register for classes. Failure to register for classes during this time period will result in not being able to register until the drop/add period at the start of the spring 2024 semester.
When do spring 2024 classes start and when do I move back in?
Binghamton University classes start on Monday, Jan. 16. Move-in for returning residential students will be on the Jan. 14. Any BAP student that chooses to participate in any programming offered, such as the Transition and TRANSFERmation Summit, will be allowed to move in on the Jan. 13.
When will I receive my Spring 2024 tuition bill?
Binghamton University generates initial semester E-Bills in January for the spring term. All E-Bill notifications are sent the first week of the month to the student's University email address.
If the student would like a billing notification sent to their parent, guardian or another person, the student must add that person as an Authorized Payer on his/her QuikPAY account. Authorized Payers will receive all E-bill notifications and access to view, print and pay the bill on the QuikPAY system.
How can I make an appointment with an academic advisor to plan my spring 2024 semester
at Binghamton University?
Karen Cummings, Binghamton BAP academic advisor, is currently meeting with BAP students to plan their spring 2024 semester. All appointments will take place at SUNY Broome, in the Academic Advisement Office (Student Services Building room 210).
- Log into MyCollege and locate the Success Center on the left-hand side of MyCollege. Use the lookup function if you do not remember your username/password.
- Select “Make an Appointment with My Success Team” from the Success Center in MyCollege.
- Select “Advisors” and choose Karen
- Select the timeframe you are searching for an appointment within.
- Select “Search.”
- Select the appointment time that works for you.
How do I know which which classes or types of classes I should take in the spring
at Binghamton University?
Karen Cummings will review this with you at your academic advising appointment. Make sure to schedule your appointment using the directions above.
What resources are available to assist new students?
Do I need to revise my FAFSA to transfer to Binghamton? When should I do this? Can
this impact eligibility for the Excelsior scholarship?
Yes, students will need to revise their FAFSA for the spring 2024 semester. Students can update their FAFSA now by logging back into their FAFSA account at www.fafsa.gov.
For students receiving New York’s Excelsior scholarship, processing for the spring semester will likely be delayed until after SUNY Broome certifies the scholarship recipients for the fall semester. This happens routinely when a student transfers to a new institution. The Excelsior scholarship’s eligibility requirements are the same whether a student stays at the same institution or transfers elsewhere. It is common for Excelsior recipients to transfer their scholarship to a different institution.
Am I eligible to apply for honors programs?
Students will be eligible to apply for any special programs that are accepting new students if they meet the other eligibility requirements.
When I transfer to Binghamton for the spring semester, am I still able to have a car
BAP students who registered a car for the fall semester and who transfer to Binghamton University for the spring semester will be allowed to have a car in the spring semester with the same restricted parking pass they currently have.
Will this impact the Binghamton University housing agreement I signed for 2023-2024?
BAP students will retain their same University housing assignment for the spring 2024 term and will continue to be obligated under the terms of the housing agreement for the current academic year.
Can current BAP students enroll in winter coursework at Binghamton University?
No. Because the SUNY Broome fall semester and Binghamton University Winter Session overlap, students will not be able to take classes at Binghamton University until the beginning of the spring 2024 semester.
What do I need to do for the Parent PLUS Loan?
If you applied for a Federal Parent PLUS loan for Fall 2023 at SUNY Broome, you will need to complete a new PLUS Loan application for Spring 2024 at Binghamton University. The PLUS loan application is not transferable school-to-school.
The direct link for the Parent PLUS loan can be found here: https://studentaid.gov/plus-app/parent/landing. Parent borrowers should log in using their FSA ID/passwords. Be sure to list the school as Binghamton University. When asked for the term dates, select January 2024 through May 2024 (spring semester).
If you have any questions about financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 607-777-2428.
How can I waive the University's Student Health Insurance Plan since I have current
health insurance coverage?
All full-time and part-time domestic undergraduate students are charged for and automatically enrolled in the University's Student Health Insurance Plan.
You may waive your enrollment in the plan by submitting a Health Insurance Waiver online, by the waiver deadline. To complete the waiver you will need your current health insurance coverage information, usually found on your insurance card.