The Binghamton University Scholars Program is a selective four-year honors program for students of exceptional merit at Binghamton University. The program is rapidly expanding and includes academic expectations, extracurricular activities and community involvement.
Students become part of the Binghamton University Scholars Program by invitation only. Invitations are sent out in late February or early March.
Congratulations! Please look around our website to find out more information about the Binghamton University Scholars Program. To accept your invitation, please follow the instructions on the letter you received.
Binghamton University has tons of opportunities for students to get involved on campus. Joining students groups is a great first-step to getting involved. There are also many opportunities for students to get involved in undergraduate research, apply for jobs and internships, study abroad, and get involved in community service.
All students are evaluated based on the strength of their application as a whole. There are several factors considered when inviting applicants to the Binghamton University Scholars Program, including but not limited to GPA and test scores.
Yes. When you graduate from the Binghamton University Scholars Program, you will receive a designation on your diploma. Students who graduate from the program will also receive a special cord to wear at commencement.
No. There is no financial component to the Binghamton University Scholars Program. However, many Binghamton University Scholars apply for and receive scholarships through Financial Aid Services.
Some of the benefits are: housing priority in the freshman year, priority registration for classes, small classes that are limited to Binghamton University Scholars and meet General Education requirements, and project-centered courses with opportunities to work closely with faculty members. For more information on the benefits of being a Binghamton University Scholar, please see the Binghamton University Scholars handbook.
The Binghamton University Scholars Program invites students from all majors. The Binghamton University Scholars Program curriculum is designed to enhance your undergraduate experience, no matter what you are studying. The only exception is for students accepted into the School of Management, which has its own program called the PricewaterhouseCoopers Scholars Program.
Incoming Binghamton University Scholars are selected from among the top admitted students applying that year. They are typically highly motivated students who are interested in a wide variety of academic and extra-curricular activities, including community service. In recent years candidates had GPAs beginning in the mid 90's and SAT scores beginning in the mid 1400's.
Yes! If you choose to accept your invitation to join the Binghamton University Scholars Program, you will be introduced to other Binghamton University Scholars in many ways. When you attend orientation, you will have sessions with other Scholars where you get to learn more about the program. If you have a Facebook, you will also receive an invitation to join the other freshmen Binghamton University Scholars, as well as some upperclassmen mentors who will be available to answer any questions you may have.
In order to graduate as a Binghamton University Scholar, students must complete a freshman experience course, a service-learning course, two Binghamton University Scholars Program seminars, a junior year experience, and a senior year project. Scholars must also maintain a 3.25 GPA and abide by Binghamton University Rules and Expectations, the student conduct code of Binghamton University. More information on the requirements can be found in the handbook.
Yes. In fact, Binghamton University Scholars are encouraged to broaden their horizons through the completion of minors, double majors, dual degrees, and fast-track Master's degree programs. More information on these programs can be found here.
Binghamton University Scholars Program courses are not intended to be more difficult than other classes, but are designed to challenge Binghamton University Scholars to think critically and independently. These courses supplement a Binghamton University Scholar's learning experience. They are not intended to be a hurdle to the success of the student.
Yes! Binghamton University Scholars are encouraged to study abroad. More information can be found at the Office of International Programs.
Yes! Binghamton University Scholars are some of the most involved students on campus. They serve as resident assistants, presidents of clubs, athletes on intramural, club, and varsity athletic teams, community service coordinators, and much more.
Yes. The Binghamton University Scholars Council works hard to provide Binghamton University Scholars with a wide array of academic, social, and community events. To see what kind of events we do, check out our photo gallery.
Yes. There is a Binghamton University Scholars Program Learning Community located in Newing College. Freshmen are guaranteed to live in Newing College if they accept their invitation to become a Binghamton University Scholar.
All freshmen are required to live in the Binghamton University Scholars Learning Community. Upperclassmen are not required to live in the Scholars Learning Community, but they are encouraged to.
These credits will not count towards the completion of your Binghamton University Scholars Program requirements. However, depending on your major and which school you are in, these credits can generally be applied to the completion of your general education requirements. We encourage you to find out more information about how credits transfer into the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Decker School of Nursing, and the College of Community and Public Affairs.
Scholars Council is the student voice of the Binghamton University Scholars Program. This group works closely with the Executive Director of the Binghamton University Scholars Program and with the students to plan events, discuss issues relating to the Binghamton University Scholars program, and more. Scholars Council is a great way to get more involved with the Binghamton University Scholars Community.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or see our contact page. Please also check out our Facebook and Twitter accounts, which provide a great overview of what current Binghamton University Scholars are engaged in.
Last Updated: 3/18/13