The academic credentials and supporting materials that you are required to provide as part of your application are unique based upon your education background. All supporting materials must be postmarked on or before the deadline date for the semester you are applying for.
Berklee does not require SAT or ACT scores. While you may choose to include your test scores if they are an area of strength, our audition and interview process provides us with a wealth of information to assess each applicant's musical aptitude and ability to succeed at Berklee.
While not required, any other supplemental materials, such as samples of your creative work, character references, or resumés, are welcome.
All supporting materials must be postmarked by the posted deadline date.
First-time college applicants
Must submit official up-to-date academic transcripts or GEDs. For those of you who have college/university credits at another institution, you must also submit an official transcript. All documents must be submitted in English.
Must submit transcripts of all completed college/university level work – in addition to a copy of your high school diploma as evidence of graduation. Transfer credit may be awarded for most liberal arts courses (with grades of at least a “C” or 2.0) from an accredited institution. High school transcripts are not required if you have earned more than 24 credits of college-level academic course work.
International applicants/Students who have studied outside the U.S.
Must submit official transcripts for evaluation by an accredited credential evaluation agency, such as the Education Credential Evaluators (www.ece.org). Please ask for a course-by-course evaluation with grades.
Applicants to the degree program, whose first language is not English, are required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score to complete their application for admission. We recommend a TOEFL IBT score of 72 or higher or a IELTS score of 6 or higher.
Must submit a homeschool portfolio outlining all course content, textbooks used, examples of work done, and grades received.
Mailing Supporting Documents:
If you are mailing you application materials, please do so by registered mail so your documents can be tracked, if necessary. Please make copies of all documents for your records and, whenever possible, mail all supporting documents together in one envelope. Materials should be mailed to:Berklee College of Music Office of Admissions 1140 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02215