Undergraduate Admissions

Transfer Students: Apply

Application Process

  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

    The Coalition Application allows you to apply to over 90 schools with the assistance of an online toolkit. The Coalition Application will be active in early October.

    Binghamton will begin processing applications in early September from both the Common Application and the SUNY application. We will begin processing the Coalition Application in early October.

    NOTE: The State University of New York waives the $50 application fee for up to four college choices for students graduating from SUNY and CUNY two-year colleges who apply directly to SUNY four-year colleges for baccalaureate programs. Eligible transfer students seeking the waiver must complete all required questions on the "My Transfer Colleges" page of the SUNY Application, and select "Transfer Fee Waiver" as payment method.

  2. Check Your E-mail and Activate Your Password

    After we receive your application, we'll e-mail 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.

  3. Request Official Transcripts

    • Request that an official transcript from every college or educational institution you've attended since high school is mailed to the Admissions office. Faxed transcripts aren't considered official. Transcripts should be mailed to Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Binghamton University, PO Box 6001, Binghamton, NY 13902-6001.

    • If you've earned fewer than 24 college credits after high school graduation at the time of application, also mail your official, final high school transcript and have SAT/ACT scores sent electronically from the testing service.

    • At the time of application, if you've earned more than 24 college credits after high school graduation you aren't 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 or your file isn't considered complete. Failure to submit a final transcript will prevent you from registering for courses in future semesters.

    • You may also be asked to submit a Course Progress Report (125k .pdf) during application review

    • Assess what coursework may transfer.

  4. Submit a ZeeMee profile (optional)

    Binghamton University has partnered with ZeeMee, a free service that allows students to showcase themselves using an online profile page. A ZeeMee profile is not required as part of your application, but if you would like to submit one, e-mail your link to admit@binghamton.edu and it will be included in your file.

  5. Check Status Regularly

    After we receive your application, we'll e-mail you a Binghamton University Reference Number and User ID. Once you receive these, you'll need to activate your password, and then you can check your application status.

  6. Apply for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

    Spring 2017 admission: Complete the 2016-17 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)if you'd like to be considered for federal and/or New York state financial aid. The filing date for spring 2017 is November 15. If you missed the date, don't worry. You can still apply for financial aid up to May 1, 2017. 

  7. Fall 2017 admission: The FAFSA will become available on October 1, 2016. To have the best shot at all financial aid funding available, submit your FAFSA by January 1, 2017. f you missed the date, don't worry. You can still apply for financial aid through May 1, 2018.

    All admitted students who have a FAFSA on file (and sent to Binghamton University) receive a financial aid award notification via e-mail from Financial Aid Services

Notes for Special Applicants

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) students are required to have their current school complete our EOP Transfer Verification Form . Be sure to include your B-Number.

Decker School of Nursing's Baccalaureate Accelerated Track (BAT) 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.

Priority Dates and Deadlines

Transfer Admission

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

NOTES: Programs in the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Decker School of Nursing only accept fall applications. Applications received after priority deadlines will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

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 2017 as the entry term on your application. You can still submit a BAT application after the November 15 priority deadline.

Last Updated: 9/22/16