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."
Berklee has agreements with 20 schools around the world. See the full list below.
Some institutions that hold credit-transfer agreements with Berklee are part of the Berklee International Network (BIN), but not all are part of this network. See the full list of BIN schools.
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.
Grade requirements vary somewhat. In order to transfer any course, you must earn a grade of at least a C (2.00/4.00 scale or 7.60/10.00 scale). At some schools, the minimum grade required to transfer course credits is a B (3.00/4.00 scale or 8.20/10.00 scale). See your local institution for more details on grade requirements for Berklee credit transfers.
The courses eligible for credit transfer vary with each institution. Click on the name of your institution from the list below, and consult the "Required Courses" area to find out which courses are eligible for credit transfer. Please note that all students must complete at least 60 credits at Berklee regardless of the number of credits transferred.
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 the Transfer Credit Guide.
Institutions with Berklee Curriculum Transfer Agreements
- Colegio de Música - Universidad San Francisco de Quito—Quito, Ecuador
Conservatorio de Artes del Caribe—San Juan, Puerto Rico
- Conservatório Souza Lima—São Paulo, Brazil
- Cuyahoga Community College—Cleveland, Ohio
- Escuela de Música Medios, Arte y Tecnología—Bogotá, Colombia
- Escuela de Música Contemporánea—Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Fullerton College—Fullerton, California
- Holland College—Prince Edward Island, Canada
- International College of Music (ICOM)—Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Koyo Conservatory of Music—Kobe, Japan
- L’Aula de Música de Moderna i Jazz del Conservatori del Liceu (L’Aula)—Barcelona, Spain
- MacEwan University—Edmonton, Canada
- Miami Dade College—Miami, Florida
- Mohawk College—Hamilton, Canada
- Newpark Music Centre—Dublin, Ireland
- Philippos Nakas Conservatory—Athens, Greece
- Rec Música Centro de Estudios Musicales—Mexico City, Mexico
- Rimon School of Music—Ramat Hasharon, Israel
- Selkirk College—Nelson, Canada
- Senzoku Gakuen College of Music—Kawasaki, Japan
- Seoul Jazz Academy—Seoul, South Korea