International First-year Students: Apply

Application Instructions

        1. Apply online

          2022 Applications Opening Soon!

          Do you want to be one of the first to apply to Binghamton for 2022? No problem! Just fill out this form and we’ll send you email to alert you when the application goes live.

          Note: International students are not eligible for fee waivers.

        2. Check your email and activate your password

          Beginning in early 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.

        3. Submit your transcripts

          Official transcripts are required for each of the most recent three (3) years of schooling completed. Official transcripts must be sent directly by an official of the school(s) attended and can be submitted electronically or by mail to Binghamton University, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, P.O. BOX 6001, Binghamton, NY 13902-6001.  

        4. Complete the Test-Optional Form

          Binghamton University is test optional for fall 2021, which means standardized test scores are not required. All students must complete the Test-Optional Form found on their checklist.

          For complete details, review our testing policy and our test-optional FAQ page.

        5. Demonstrate English Proficiency

          Non-native English speakers must submit one test score demonstrating English Proficiency. All test scores must be less than 2 years old. Binghamton accepts the following tests for demonstrating English proficiency: TOEFL, TOEFL at Home Edition, iBT, IELTS, IELTS Indicator, Duolingo, SAT and ACT.

English Proficiency Scores 
Mid 50%
TOEFL 80-95
IELTS 6.5-7.0
Duolingo  110-120
SAT (EBRW) 530-640
ACT (English) 21-27

Students admitted to Binghamton with an English proficiency equivalent to TOEFL 72-82 may be required to attend a a success program or the Academic Success Program prior to the beginning of the semester. 

Test results should be sent electronically from CollegeBoard or ACT. The Binghamton University school code for SAT is 2535 and ACT is 2956.

Binghamton's TOEFL school code is 2535.

IELTS: Select "Binghamton University-Undergraduate Admissions" from drop down

DUOLINGO: Select "Binghamton University" from drop down

      1. 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.


  • SAT: 2535
  • ACT: 2956
  • TOEFL: 2535
  • IELTS: Select "Binghamton University-Undergraduate Admissions" from drop down
  • DUOLINGO: Select "Binghamton University" from drop down

Priority Deadlines

International First-year Student Admission (fall admission only)

Application Deadline Decision Date
November 1* (early action) January 15
March 15* (regular admissions) By April 1

*Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Note: Programs in the engineering and nursing schools only accept fall applications.

Students will be notified of admission decisions via email.

Contact Information

Phone: 01–607–777–2171


WhatsApp +1-607-759-8764
WeChat: BinghamtonIntl

Live Chat is available Monday through Friday 10am - 5pm EDT 

Schedule a Personal Meeting