WE’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO HAVING YOU HERE!
Binghamton University combines a broadly interdisciplinary, international education with one of the most vibrant research programs in the nation. From work developing lower-cost fuel cells to the study of human trafficking, students collaborate with distinguished faculty and thrive in a diverse community that promotes the vigorous exchange of innovative ideas.
At Binghamton, our students come from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds and represent almost every state in the nation and close to 100 countries. Our faculty includes scholars and researchers who are top in their field, including a Pulitzer Prize winner; Fulbright, Ford and Guggenheim scholars; and nearly 50 distinguished professors.
We welcome your interest in attending Binghamton for a semester or two. Here’s what you need to know about admission for visiting students (If you’re part of the National Student Exchange Program, be sure to read this):
- You must apply for admission to the University and be formally admitted before you may register for courses. If your application is approved, you’ll be admitted as a non-degree/non-matriculated/Continuing Education student at Binghamton University. To apply for:
- Winter Session, complete the Continuing Education Winter 2012 Undergraduate Admission Form (191kb, .pdf).
- Summer Session, complete the Continuing Education Undergraduate Summer 2012 Admission Form (92kb, .pdf).
- Fall or Spring semester, please contact the Admissions office for assistance.
- If your application is approved, you’ll receive what is called a “B-Number,” which will be your primary student identification number throughout your time at Binghamton. You’ll also get an e-mail containing a personal identification number (PIN). You’ll need your B-Number and PIN to access all online University systems (including registration, grades and more).
- You must fulfill our health requirements.
- If you’re a resident of New York state, you must complete the New York State Residency Status Application to qualify for in-state tuition.
- Once admitted, please make an appointment with a Continuing Education adviser.
- You must complete an online Student Code of Conduct Acknowledgment (the initial part of the registration process) before being allowed to register for classes.
- Explore our online catalog of all credit courses to find the course/courses you wish to take. First, select which term you’re interested in from the “Search by term” pull-down menu and then select “Submit.” On the next page, we offer several ways you can search for courses, including by subject area, course type (discussion, activity, seminar, etc.), traditional or distance-learning, term, instructor and more. Have fun exploring!
- Register for courses using the BU Brain.
- You must also confirm your enrollment. Failure to do this will result in cancellation of your course(s) if not completed by a specified date.
- Pay your tuition and fees; you can pay for courses online.
Other Important Information for Visiting Students
National Student Exchange Program
The steps outlined above for visiting students don’t apply to students coming to Binghamton University as part of the National Student Exchange Program. If you’re part of that program and wish to study at Binghamton, please review the information on our NSE webpage.