Office of Student Success

The Office of Student Success is dedicated to ensuring all students have the necessary supports—inside and outside of the classroom—to fully realize their musical, academic, and personal potential at Berklee College of Music. By supporting students as they face obstacles associated with college life, the Office of Student Success assists students in making connections with campus resources and providing coaching on strategies for having a positive experience at Berklee. Our foundational belief is that all admitted Berklee students are fully capable of realizing their musical, academic, and professional goals. We also realize that,, at times, students experience difficulties (academic, emotional, health-related, as well as family emergencies and other unexpected challenges) and there are many resources on campus that can help.

The Office of Student Success was created in 2011 as a part of the Office of Enrollment. Berklee alumnus Scott Trach '90, M.Ed., the college's first chief retention and student success officer, oversees the Office of Student Success and Berklee's retention efforts. Erin McLaughlin is the administrative associate for the Office of Enrollment and works closely with the Office of Student Success. They are committed to helping students make the most of their college experience. During individual meetings they present students with options to help them decide how to proceed, emphasizing that sometimes a short-term change may be the long-term solution to success.

Contact Information

Office of Student Success
Uchida Building
921 Boylston Street, Room 502
Phone: 617 747-2363
Email: success@berklee.edu