Start Your Path to Berklee Closer to Home
Berklee has credit-transfer agreements with educational institutions around the world that make it possible for you to start your path to Berklee closer to home. By taking foundational courses at one of these schools and doing well, you may transfer credits to Berklee and put yourself on a more affordable path to a Berklee degree. After successful study at one of these institutions, if you apply and are accepted to Berklee, you will arrive ready to join the Berklee community.
What are the advantages of starting at an institution that holds a credit-transfer agreement with Berklee?
- You could save money in tuition and housing costs by studying closer to home.
- You could study some subjects in your native language.
- If accepted to Berklee, you will arrive prepared to succeed.
- You'll be able to focus on your continuing studies and major courses at Berklee.
"One of the best things I got out of Rimon is that I transferred most of the core music courses, which allowed me to concentrate on my major here at Berklee and the courses that I'm most interested in. Besides that, I didn't have to take courses such as Counterpoint and Traditional Harmony in a foreign language."
Which institutions hold credit-transfer agreements with Berklee?
Berklee has agreements with schools around the world. See the full list.
Are institutions that hold credit-transfer agreements with Berklee the same as Berklee Global Partners?
Berklee Global Partners include institutions that collaborate with Berklee to varying degrees, but not all hold credit-transfer agreements. Those that do are called academic partners.
Will going to an educational institution that holds credit-transfer agreements with Berklee guarantee my acceptance to Berklee?
No. Though attending one of these schools will help prepare you for Berklee, it does not mean you will be accepted to Berklee. To transfer to Berklee, you will need to apply and be accepted.
Do I need to earn a minimum grade in a course to transfer its credits to Berklee?
Yes. In order to transfer any course credits, you must earn a grade of at least a C (2.00/4.00 scale or 7.60/10.00 scale). For most music core courses, the minimum grade required to transfer course credits is a B (3.00/4.00 scale or 8.20/10.00 scale). See specific information on each school for more details on grade requirements for Berklee credit transfers.
How many credits can I transfer to Berklee? Which subjects or credits can I transfer?
The courses eligible for credit transfer vary with each institution. Click on the name of your institution from the full list, and consult the "Required Courses" area to find out which courses are eligible for credit transfer. Please note that all Bachelor of Music students must complete at least 60 credits at Berklee regardless of the number of credits transferred.
Can I transfer credits to Berklee that I earned at schools that do not have a credit-transfer agreement with Berklee?
Berklee accepts courses in liberal arts, music history, music business, and music technology from institutions that do not hold credit-transfer agreements with Berklee. For information about transferring credits from schools without a credit-transfer agreement, see Transfer Credit Services.