SUNY Corning Community College and Binghamton University have created an affordable, direct path to a four-year, door-opening degree.
Binghamton Express guides students from course work at CCC to a guaranteed seat in either the Harpur School of Liberal Arts or the Decker School of Nursing at Binghamton University. Each year, the Harpur School of Liberal Arts will accept up to 75 students from CCC. The Decker School of Nursing will accept up to 25 students from CCC each year.
Students registered for Binghamton Express will enjoy
- Guaranteed admission to Binghamton University with no additional application process required as long as requirements are met
- Advising/counseling/career exploration assistance from Binghamton University while a student at CCC
- Access to athletic and student life events at Binghamton University while a student at CCC
- Access to Binghamton University's library system
- Alignment of associate degree courses with the bachelor degree requirements at Binghamton University when first enrolled at CCC
- Application and application fee waivers at Binghamton University
Students must complete at least 30 credits at CCC before seamlessly transferring to Binghamton. Educational planners at CCC and advisers at Binghamton University will ensure that coursework at CCC aligns with Binghamton University requirements. In addition, CCC students who are enrolled in the program will enjoy benefits typically reserved for Binghamton students, including personal invitations to athletics events, open houses, on-campus speakers, concerts, performances, and academic programs.
To be eligible for the program, CCC students must complete several steps:
Prospective Harpur students transferring after one year must earn 30 credits and have a 3.1 GPA or higher. After two years, Harpur students must have earned 60 credits and have at least a 3.0 GPA. CCC nursing students must earn an associate degree in nursing, graduate with a 3.0 or higher, and be a licensed RN to continue on to Binghamton University.
Students in the program should enroll at Binghamton University for the semester following fulfillment of the academic requirements. By Feb. 1 of each program year, students must fill out an “Intention of Enrollment” form indicating their desired school of study. Before applying, a high school diploma or GED is required by Corning and Binghamton.
"Corning Community College is committed to student success and access," said Dr. Katherine P. Douglas. "For many of our students, this means furthering their academic career at a four-year institution. The partnership with Binghamton University finds two leading educational institutions collaborating to open academic, geographic and financial doors for students. This alliance will also reap benefits for the Southern Tier, as a region. Employers who seek a new generation of talented employees will soon have a more robust pool of candidates from which to choose.”