Transfer Credit Process

If you are seeking to transfer credit into Berklee, you will need to complete the following steps:

  1. Determine credit requirements needed:

    Prospective Students

    Refer to the Major Grids to determine the credit requirements needed to fulfill Berklee’s degree and diploma programs. 

    Enrolled Students
    If Major is not Declared: Students can track credits online at my.berklee.edu by logging in, clicking on the "Students" link, then selecting "View Transcript" from the Academic Profile submenu. You can then compare your transcript/earned credits to the Major Grids to see what is missing.

    If Major is Declared: Students can see earned credits and outstanding requirements online at my.berklee.edu by logging in, clicking on the "Students" link, then selecting "My Degree Audit" from under the Academic Profile submenu.
     

  2. Choose a course from an outside institution that you think would fulfill your outstanding requirement*, and then have the Academic Records and Information Services Specialist in the Office of the Registrar pre-approve that course before signing up.

    This can be done any of the following ways:

    — Bring, fax (617 747-8520) or email scanned pages from the school's official course manual to the Office of the Registrar (Uchida building, Suite 120), specifying the course codes.

    —Email the website link to the digital course description (from the school's official website) or email a screen-shot of the digital course description (taken from the school's official website), specifying the course in question, to the Academic Records and Information Services Specialist in the Office of the Registrar.

    —Email an attached PDF file of the digital course manual or email the link to the school's official website with the PDF of the digital course manual to the Academic Records and Information Services Specialist in the Office of the Registrar. Please specify the course and the page numbers of course descriptions you are inquiring about when applicable.

    Please Note: Syllabi and/or cutting and pasting the description into an email are not acceptable.

    Upon review of the official course description, you will be notified as to whether it can be accepted and how it will transfer. This will allow you to decide if it will fulfill your outstanding requirements.

    *If you are unsure what outside course will equate to the Berklee course, use the Registration Manual to compare Berklee's course description to the outside school's course description.
     

  3. Complete the course while complying with the transfer policies, and have the Official transcript sent to Berklee College of Music. (For information on submitting transcripts, click here.)

    Prospective & Entering Students send to:

       Berklee College of Music
       Office of Admissions
       1140 Boylston Street
       Boston, MA 02215

Continuing & Returning Students send to:

       Berklee College of Music
       Office of the Registrar
       1140 Boylston Street
       Boston, MA 02215