Admissions Information for Prospective and Admitted Students

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As a preventative measure in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), we are making adjustments to our admissions events for prospective and admitted students. While we are disappointed we won’t be able to see you in Boston, we are excited to share the best of Berklee with you online.

A Letter from the Dean of Admissions

As we work to address coronavirus (COVID-19), sensible precautionary steps have been taken in preparation of any potential impact on our campus or neighborhood. The health and wellbeing of our community, on- and off-campus, is our top priority.

The most up-to-date information about Berklee’s response to COVID-19 is at It contains useful information for our community of students, faculty, and staff, as well as prospective students and their families. 

COVID-19 has not and will not negatively impact the application status of our prospective students. All admissions decisions will be issued on schedule, as published on our website. Further, we want to reassure our admitted students that we will not penalize any student whose education is interrupted by COVID-19 or related precautionary measures. 

With concern for our prospective students and families at the forefront, we have decided to postpone the open house previously scheduled for April 4 and instead host a series of virtual information sessions. In lieu of our admitted student welcome events in Los Angeles, New York City, and Boston, we will be hosting a joint College and Conservatory virtual welcome event on Saturday, April 18 that you will not want to miss. The event will include performances by College and Conservatory students; an alumni panel; messages from Berklee President Roger H. Brown and Cathy Young, executive director of Boston Conservatory at Berklee; and an interactive Q&A session. Additionally, each of the Conservatory division deans will host a virtual welcome event for the Dance, Music, and Theater divisions on April 16 and 17. Details for each of these events for admitted students is forthcoming.

In the meantime, stay healthy and safe.


Damien Bracken

Dean of Admissions, Berklee

Watch Our Open House

Watch a recording of our most recent Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee Open House events, which include information about the admissions process, student performances, and Q&A sessions.

Virtual Information Sessions for Prospective Students

Prospective students and their families are warmly welcomed to tune in to one of our virtual information sessions to learn more about Berklee College of Music or Boston Conservatory at Berklee. We'll answer your questions pertaining to:

  • Academic Programs
  • Applying to Berklee College of Music or Boston Conservatory at Berklee
  • The Audition and Interview Process
  • Financing Your Education
  • Career Services
  • Residence Life

Register for an information session.

Virtual Welcome Event for Admitted Students

Saturday, April 18, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. EDT

If you've been accepted to Berklee College of Music or Boston Conservatory at Berklee for the fall semester, we offer our congratulations and invite you to join us for one of our interactive virtual welcome events.

Although we are unable to host an on-campus event this spring, our virtual welcome events will still include a comprehensive review of what to expect in the fall, including a live question-and-answer session. Our hope is to accommodate admitted students all over the world by offering two dates and times, and both events will cover the same topics. Links to register to attend will be emailed to admitted students.

Campus Tours

Although Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Berklee College of Music tours on our Boston campus are suspended until further notice, you may take a virtual 360-degree tour of Boston Conservatory at Berklee or Berklee College of Music. Learn about our vibrant urban campus and experience our residence halls, recording studios, practice facilities, classrooms, performance venues, dining halls, and more.

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