Accepted Students: Summer (May) Semester
Berklee is home to some of the most diverse and engaging faculty and curriculum in the performing arts, and we are looking forward to welcoming you to our community of creators and artists this summer.
The health and wellbeing of our community is of the utmost importance to us. Based on information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and state and local governments relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we have made the decision to move Berklee’s summer semester online.
The summer semester begins on May 26, 2020, and will be delivered through Berklee’s online learning environment, with the same Berklee faculty and robust curriculum. Our online learning environment is award-winning and renowned for its innovative instruction, allowing students from around the world to engage in meaningful learning with their teachers, create music together, and form lifelong friendships.
Students joining us for our online summer semester must review and complete the following items before the semester begins:
Tuition deposits for Berklee College of Music are due upon acceptance notification. This initial deposit is credited towards your first semester charges. This deposit confirms your intention to attend the college and secures your seat in the entering summer class.
Use your OnePass credentials to access your Berklee email account and my.berklee.edu, where you will go to pay your tuition bill and view your tuition statement and transfer credit (if applicable). We will send your username and password to the email address that you used on your application.
You can view your financial aid award by visiting the Financial Aid Portal. Once your financial aid review is complete, you will also receive a financial aid award letter by mail. Manage your financial aid by logging in to my.berklee.edu to check your award status.
Any student who is currently attending or has attended post-secondary school (college or university) within the last five years must submit this form prior to the beginning of orientation for the first semester of enrollment.
All entering undergraduate students must submit proof of high school/secondary school graduation prior to matriculation, even if you are transferring in to Berklee from another college. Submit a copy of either your official high school/secondary school diploma or final transcript that includes a graduation date and an official signature and seal. Students who did not submit proof of secondary school completion as part of their application must submit a general report of their credential evaluation through a certified credential evaluation service. Proof of high school graduation may be emailed to the Office of Admissions at email@example.com.
Students seeking transfer credit must submit their most recent college transcript to update their transfer credit records. Some documents may already have been submitted during the application process. Students who are seeking transfer credit via CLEP or AP should submit their official score report(s) to the Office of Admissions. Information on how to submit an official transcript to the Office of Admissions is available on our Transcript and Other Support Materials page.
Admitted students who submitted college transcripts, official AP credit, or CLEP scores through the Admissions process will be able to view their transfer credit within my.berklee.edu under the Student Services section.
Submit the online SAFO form. All students are required to submit this electronic agreement acknowledging their financial obligations before they will be allowed to check in for the semester. You can find the link to the SAFO form under the Check-in section on my.berklee.edu. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the page, check off the box that you have read and agreed with the three disclosures, and then click SUBMIT.
All entering students are required to take an ear training assessment. This allows us to place you in the ear training and music theory classes that are best suited for your current skill level. To access the test, you will need your Berklee OnePass ID, which you received in an email.
The ESPA enables Berklee to determine whether advanced levels of arranging, harmony, and ear training are right for you, and to place you in classes with students of similar musical abilities. All first semester students will take an entering student proficiency assessment. It is important to remember that you cannot pass or fail the assessment and that no grade will be assigned to it. More information will be sent to you soon about how to complete your ESPA before the start of the summer semester.
All incoming undergraduate students are required to take Berklee's first-semester Liberal Arts Engaging Seminar, also called a LENS course. This will help you navigate your Berklee education, build a foundation as a student and an artist, and foster your creative community. There are four categories of LENS Seminars available to you. While we cannot guarantee that you will be placed in your first choice, we invite you to rank your preferences.
All new students who are non-native speakers of English are required to complete an online ESL placement test prior to matriculating at Berklee, regardless of their TOEFL/IELTS score. The results of the exam will be used to place you in the appropriate level of ESL. More information will be communicated soon on how to complete your ESL exam.
Learn about laptop and technology requirements for entering students. This includes a core software package and a MacBook Pro. We urge students to make purchases well in advance of check-in, as shipping is delayed in many parts of the world.
Orientation will be held in a virtual format starting May 18. Please register to attend Orientation, if you have not already, and review the orientation page to view the full schedule. If you have any questions regarding orientation, please contact the Office of New Student and Family Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All restrictions on your account must be cleared before you are able to check in for the semester. Log in to the Student Portal and select "Semester Check-In" in the Check-In section to view and resolve your restrictions.
A virtual check-in event will take place in the Student Portal on Tuesday, May 19 from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET. The Office of the Registrar will send more information about the event to your Berklee email account soon.
Tuition bills are due by May 18. You will not be able to check in if you have an outstanding balance. Log in to the Student Portal to check your balance, pay your bill, and secure your spot.