Information for McNally Smith Students

Dear student,

In response to the unfortunate news regarding the sudden closing of McNally Smith, Berklee has transfer options for McNally Smith students who wish to continue and/or finish their degree at Berklee. 

1. Transfer to Berklee College of Music to continue your studies in Boston in January. The spring term begins January 22, 2018. Berklee will make the application process as smooth as possible by waiving the application fee and making accommodations to allow successful completion of the application.

  • To begin this process, go to apply.berklee.edu and submit an application for the summer term. (Berklee will then change your term to January/Spring).
  • Select Boston as your audition site.
  • In lieu of an in-person audition and interview, please submit three video examples of your instrumental or vocal performance.
  • Submit your McNally Smith unofficial transcript showing a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (excluding the fall 2017 semester).

Once your application is complete, email the dean of admissions, Damien Bracken, at dbracken@berklee.edu and provide:

  • your name,
  • your principal instrument,
  • your video links, and
  • a PDF of your McNally Smith unofficial transcript.

Applicants for the January (spring) term must complete this process by Friday, December 29, 2017. Your admissions decision will be issued no later than Friday, January 6, 2018. Chosen candidates will be provisionally admitted to Berklee. Successful completion of one semester at Berklee will guarantee your full admission and continuance as a full-time student.

2. Transfer to Berklee College of Music to continue your studies in Boston in May. Berklee’s summer term begins in May, allowing more time for those of you who need it to plan your financing and housing accommodations before continuing your studies at Berklee. 

  • To begin this process, go to apply.berklee.edu and submit an application for the May (summer) term.
  • Select Boston as your audition site. 
  • In lieu of an in-person audition and interview, please submit three video examples of your instrumental or vocal performance.
  • Submit your McNally Smith unofficial transcript showing a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (excluding the fall 2017 semester).

Chosen candidates will be provisionally admitted to Berklee. Successful completion of one semester at Berklee will guarantee your full admission and continuance as a full-time student.

3. Transfer to a Berklee Online degree program. Learn more.