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How to Apply: Non-Degree Study (Summer 2013)

Non-Matriculated Graduate Study

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If you want to apply for non-degree study for the Fall 2013 semester, please consult the Fall 2013 instructions.

Students who have earned their bachelor's degree and wish to take courses without entering a degree program must apply to the Graduate School for non-degree study.

International students (F-1 or J-1 Visa holders or applicants) are not eligible for non-matriculated student status.

Non-Degree Study Application Deadlines

Term Application Closes
Spring Semester 2013 January 28
Summer Session 2013 July 30
Fall Semester 2013 September 12

Step 1.

Submit an online application for non-degree graduate study AFTER you review the schedule of classes.

A completed and approved Graduate School application is required for all non-degree students. Begin the application process early, at least one month before you seek to enroll in specific coursework. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted. Late applicants will not be allowed to attend classes and instead should reapply for future semesters.

Non-degree students must complete the application and be admitted to The Graduate School in order to register for and attend classes. Admitted non-degree students may register for most graduate classes; however, some programs limit admission to certain specified classes. It is your responsibility to verify that courses are available for the semester in which you apply. Contact the graduate director in your academic program of interest with your specific class/registration questions.

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Step 2.

Check your e-mail for your B-Number and User ID.

About one business day after you submit your online degree application, you will receive an e-mail containing your B-Number and Binghamton University Computer Account User ID. You will need your User ID to pay your online application fee.

Step 3.

Activate your User ID Password.

Upon receipt of your B-Number and User ID, activate your password. You must do this before you can log in to pay your application fee and check your application status.

  • If you are a current or recent Binghamton University student or applicant with an active User ID, use that User ID and password to log in and pay your fee.
  • If you require login and/or password help, please go here.

Step 4.

Pay your $25 (U.S.) Degree Application Online Fee.

The Graduate School only reviews applications for which the non-refundable application fee was successfully paid. Pay online with a Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit card; your credit card billing serves as a receipt.

We can grant fee waivers to former McNair, EOP, HEOP, SEEK, Project 1000 or LSAMP undergraduate students. If eligible, complete the Application Fee Waiver form and submit a certified form or official letter from your undergraduate institution verifying this status.

Step 5.

Submit your undergraduate degree transcript.

For application review, upload scanned copies of your transcript from the institution where you completed or will complete your Bachelor's degree. Save the file as a PDF, and then attach it in an email to The subject of your email should read, "Non-Degree Applicant Transcript - [Your Name]."

  • Scanned copies of your official transcript are preferred. Web printouts of transcripts are not acceptable unless you are a current Binghamton University student
  • Your transcript must indicate what degree you received and when it was conferred. If you are in the process of completing a degree, you should submit an up-to-date transcript with your application
  • Please cross out or cover your Social Security Number (SSN) prior to scanning your transcript. Your SSN should not appear on your scanned transcript.

Step 6.

Receive your application decision.

We will notify you via e-mail and mail shortly after making an admission decision.

Step 7.

If accepted, complete requirements for new students.

If accepted, you will be able to register for class(es) via BU Brain immediately prior to the start of the semester. You will be billed after having registered for class.

Visit the New Non-Degree (Non-Matriculated) Graduate Students page for information on fulfilling new student requirements.

Please Note: If you are granted admission to the University, you will be required to submit official copies of your final transcripts to the Graduate School.

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Last Updated: 5/1/13