About The Binghamton Advantage Program
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The Binghamton Advantage Program is a unique joint admissions program between Broome Community College and Binghamton University beginning in fall 2011.
Students invited to enroll in the Binghamton Advantage Program are offered the opportunity to:
- Live on the Binghamton University campus*
- Be a member of the Binghamton University community: student life, involvement and campus privileges
- Take courses at Broome Community College for one or two years
Broome Community College is one of New York's top community colleges and is five miles from the Binghamton University campus. Check out Broome Community College's academics at http://sunybroome.edu/. View BCC facts here >
Binghamton University is one of the nation's acclaimed public universities. Check out Binghamton at http://binghamton.edu. Plus, the new joint admissions program was recently highlighted in The New York Times, read article>
Students enrolled in the program are eligible for academic transfer to Binghamton University after fulfilling these academic criteria:
Completion of an Associates degree at Broome Community College
60 earned credits in your second year at BCC with a minimum of 30 credits in the core academic curriculum (the State University of New York's general education requirements) and an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher
30 earned credits in your first year at BCC with a minimum of 18 credits in the core academic curriculum (the State University of New York's general education requirements) and an overall grade point average of 3.2 or higher)
Enrollment in the Binghamton Advantage Program is limited to 80-100 students on a first-come, first-served basis. The program is by invitation only at this time.
Students enrolled in the Binghamton Advantage Program must maintain continuous enrollment to remain in the program. Any exceptions to this policy would be at the discretion of the BAP Committee.
* Freshmen are expected to live on campus. Exceptions are granted if a resident of Broome, Tioga or southern Chenango County, 21 years of age, or married.
Students invited to enroll in the Binghamton Advantage Program must contact Binghamton University within 10 days of the date of the mailed letter invitation. Contact Peter Nardone in New Student Programs at 607-777-6608 or Terry Kelley-Wallace in the Transfer Student Initiatives & Services Office at Binghamton University with questions at 607-777-3868 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Space in the program is limited; therefore we cannot guarantee that all students invited will be able to participate. Admission to the program is guaranteed to those students that have confirmed their intent to participate in the program by paying the $350 enrollment deposit to BCC before the program fills. The deadline for payment of the enrollment deposit is May 1, 2013, to Broome Community College. We do anticipate that the program will fill quickly, so depositing early is recommended. Details on how to pay your enrollment deposit will be provided when reserving your spot in the program.
If you would like to visit both of our campuses, here are some suggested dates to visit us:
Spring 2013 - TBA
Broome Community College's Admitted Student Open House (no reservation is required)
Binghamton University's Daily Campus Visit (reservation required, click here to sign up>)
Now Through May 1, 2013
Both campuses offer self-guided tours, for more information:
Broome Community College's tour>
Binghamton University's tour>
Both campuses offer several additional visit days, for more information:
Broome Community College's visit schedule>
Binghamton University's visit schedule>
Broome Community College will process and issue students financial aid award offers. All questions should be directed to Broome Community College's Financial Aid Services Office.
Important note: You may have already filed your FAFSA for the 2013-14 academic year, and authorized Binghamton University to receive your information. Now, you will need to authorize Broome Community College to receive your FAFSA. Simply go to http://fafsa.gov, log in, and add Broome Community College's federal school code, 002862.
You will only have one bill each semester.
Students enrolled in this joint program will receive bills from Broome Community College. Binghamton University charges, such as housing, meal plan, program fee, etc., will be included on billing statements from Broome Community College that will also contain tuition and program fees.
There are NO charges that students will pay directly to Binghamton University housing, meal plan or program fee this fall. However, any charges for fines, such as library, parking, etc., incurred on the Binghamton University campus will be reflected as a balance owed on your Binghamton University account statement. Payments must be made directly to Student Accounts at Binghamton University by the statement due date for these types of charges.
All payments, via financial aid or financing, will be made to Broome Community College.
Should a student fail to secure financial aid or financing and not respond to billing notifications and payment deadlines, Binghamton University and/or Broome Community College will pursue payment through their respective college processes.
Once registered for courses, you can anticipate a bill notification in early August from Broome Community College.
2013-2014 cost of attendance summary is as follows:
|Cost of Attendance
|| In-State Resident*
|Broome Community College Tuition
|Binghamton Advantage Program Fee
|Binghamton University Room
|Binghamton University Board (Meals)
* Cost information above may be subject to change.
*Tuition and fees for the 2014-2015 academic year will not be available until August, 2014.
*To qualify for in-state tuition, a certificate of residency from your home county is required. Click here for more information
Students in The Binghamton Advantage Program will attend an orientation especially for them in July, 2013. The orientation sessions will be held on July 15-16 or July 22-23. You will register on the Orientation website for a session.
At orientation you will become familiar with Binghamton’s and Broome Community College's campuses and resources. You will also register for courses at Broome Community College; get to know other new students in The Binghamton Advantage Program; and meet incoming freshmen at Binghamton. The program includes an overnight stay in a Binghamton University residence hall as well as meals on campus. There is a student program fee of $210 that you will be charged when you register. There is also a separate family Orientation program that occurs concurrently with the student program (there is an additional fee). More information about how to register will be mailed to you in May.
It is important that you attend because it's a great way to start feeling at home on both of our campuses, get advising regarding your class schedule and get registered in courses.
Fall 2013 Program Start Dates
The first day of classes at Broome Community College is Tuesday, September 3, 2013.
Move-in day to Binghamton University's residential housing will occur for new BAP students on August 22nd from 9 a.m. to midnight. Details will be emailed to BAP students later this summer.