Berklee College of Music Undergraduate Admissions

Chart Your Course in Music

As an undergraduate at Berklee College of Music, you'll enjoy the advantages of a small college experience with faculty who are some of the world's most renowned musicians and music educators. Our exceptional educational facilities are designed to meet the needs of approximately 4,300 students while maintaining an average class size of 12 students so that you will receive the personal attention required to meet your creative and career goals in music. Explore Berklee undergraduate programs.

Admissions to Boston Conservatory at Berklee is a separate process. Learn more.
Admissions to Berklee Online is also a separate process. Learn more

Apply in Three Steps

To apply to study at Berklee College of Music as an on-campus undergraduate student:

  1. Submit your online application at, accompanied by a $150 (nonrefundable) application fee.   
  2. Complete a live audition and interview. Select your preferred location within the application form, and we’ll send you an invitation as audition sites and dates are confirmed. Check our Audition and Interview Dates page for the latest scheduling updates.
  3. Submit supporting materials, including an official, up-to-date academic transcript or GED.

Once you have completed these steps, we will evaluate your potential to reach your goals with the benefit of a Berklee education.

Visit our Boston campus

You can sign up for student-led tours or group tours, or attend a Saturday open house. Schedule your visit today.

Paying for your education

You can take advantage of cost-saving paths to a degree. Find out how.

Are you a transfer student?

Learn about transfer credits.

Are you a parent?

Read President Roger H. Brown's letter to parents of prospective students and browse the Parents section of our website.

Are you an international student?

View admissions requirements in your language:
Chinese | Japanese | Korean | Portuguese | Spanish

You must be able to speak English and must have completed high school/secondary school by the time you enroll at Berklee.

What Does Berklee Look for in an Applicant?

Our Board of Admissions seeks students who show significant potential; who are creative, collaborative, and open to new ideas; who are problem solvers and entrepreneurs; and who have something extra that sets them apart. We consider every aspect of an applicant's strengths. We look for candidates who reflect the rich diversity of our curriculum, with a strong musical aptitude as players or writers, or in business, production, music therapy, or music education.

While there are no specific GPA, test score, or class ranking requirements, your academic aptitude will also be taken into consideration. An integral part of the process of selecting our entering class is Berklee's unique audition and interview process, which is designed to help you show your musical strengths and academic goals while helping us assess your capacity to succeed in Berklee's dynamic environment.

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