All students at Berklee College of Music should have the necessary supports—inside and outside of the classroom—to fully realize their musical, academic, and personal potential. There are a number of resources within Berklee to ensure that this level of support is available to all students.
Hear a student discuss Berklee's supportive community in the video below:
- Academic Advising
Academic advisors can empower students to create and reach academic goals so as to successfully manage academic planning toward graduation using online advising tools and resources across the college.
- Core Music Tutoring
The Core Music Tutoring program at Berklee provides students with one-on-one assistance in order to help them reach their potential. This service is offered to all students currently enrolled in Berklee’s Core Music courses.
- Disability Special Services
The Disability Services staff offers students with physical, learning, health, and psychiatric disabilities a wide array of supports to foster participation in, and enjoyment of, musical and educational opportunities, develop and maintain independence, and facilitate equal educational opportunities. These supports include access to classrooms, services, programs, and events at Berklee.
- International Student Services
For international students, adjusting to life in the U.S. can present challenges. International Student Services helps international students overcome those challenges. Whether you are concerned about maintaining your F-1 status, your I-20 and your visa stamp, or whether you just need help adapting to life in a new country, International Student Services is here to help.
- Peer Advising
We know that entering students have a lot to figure out. The Peer Advising program helps new students get academically and socially orientated by pairing them with both a peer advisor and a faculty advisor. Get to know Berklee and the city of Boston and learn more about our community and resources from some of the many friendly faces at Berklee.
- Retention and Student Success
Every year, students graduate from Berklee ready to pursue careers in music and to succeed in their field. Along the path, students may face challenges associated with college life. Retention and Student Success assists students in making connections with campus resources and provides coaching strategies for having a positive experience at Berklee.
- Learning Center
A Berklee education comes complete with access to the latest resources, software, facilities, and training techniques. The Learning Center at Berklee is equipped with iMac computer workstations outfitted with tools for music sequencing, notation, multimedia production, and much more. Students are encouraged to take advantage of regular tutorials at the Learning Center to build their set of skills.
- Library/Media Center
Whether you’re looking for lead sheets, hard-to-find recordings, or a back issue of a music publication, Berklee’s Stan Gets Library has a wealth of print and electronic resources and Berklee librarians are ready to help students find what they need to make the most of their music education.
- Writing Center
Be it a class assignment, a scholarship application, an internship application, a grant, a webpage, or a graduate school application, the Berklee Center for Writing and English as a Second Language can assist students in making their writing its best. The Center is also a home for tutoring in English as a Second Language and many other courses.