About Us

Welcome to the Counseling and Advising Center (CAC) at Berklee. We are a multipurpose department that offers a variety of support services, including academic advising, first-year advising, international student advising, personal counseling, and services for students with disabilities.

  • Greeting Counter Greeting Counter

    Your first stop in the office. All students must check in at the greeting counter before seeing a counselor or advisor. It's also the place where our Advising Express services are performed, where you can check in or schedule an appointment for all Counseling & Advising Center areas, and where you pick up and drop off I-20s, OPT applications/cards and other held items. More

  • Academic Advising Academic Advising

    In addition to Berklee's other academic resources, including departmental, peer, faculty, and staff advisors, our team of academic advisors is available to ensure you are meeting all your educational objectives at Berklee. You can get help with planning your course schedule, declaring part-time status (domestic students), changing your program to or from degree or diploma (domestic students), and resolving an academic concern. More

  • Disabilty Services Disability Services

    Berklee is committed to helping students with physical, learning, or psychological disabilities realize their full potential. Meet with disability services staff to determine if you are eligible for services, discuss how your disability may be impacting your studies, begin the process to obtain reasonable accommodations, better understand your unique learning style, obtain a referral for an assessment by a qualified professional, get help with course selection. More

  • First Year Student Advising First Year Student Advising

    First-semester students have a network of peer and faculty/staff advisors to aid in the transition, both academically and socially, to Berklee. Through the First-Year Student Advising Program, you can get help navigating through the Berklee system, learn about the peer advising program, meet other students, make a connection with your faculty or staff advisor, or enhance your leadership skills by becoming a peer advisor. More

  • International Advising International Advising

    Every international student in F-1 status at Berklee has an international advisor who provides professional advice and accurate information on immigration and employment topics, and acts as a liaison between you and U.S. government agencies. They can help you revalidate your I-20 prior to traveling outside the U.S., declare part-time status, change your program to or from degree or diploma, understand how to maintain your immigration status, apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT), and replace lost documents. More

  • Personal Counseling Personal Counseling

    Professionally trained and licensed clinicians offer this free, confidential service to all Berklee students. Personal counselors provide short-term counseling, or a referral to a community practitioner, giving you an opportunity to receive help with depression and anxiety, stress management, relationship and family concerns, sexual assault or harassment, substance abuse, wellness, crisis intervention, and any other concern impacting your mental health. More