Admitted Students, Applicants, and Prospective Students
These frequently asked questions will be regularly updated.
In lieu of hosting in-person welcome events for admitted students this year, we will host a virtual event on April 18, 2020. Details for this event, including a registration link, will be emailed to admitted students in the coming weeks. We encourage all admitted students to join us online for this event to get a comprehensive review of what to expect in the fall.
Boston Conservatory at Berklee will also host virtual, in-depth welcome events for the Dance, Music, and Theater divisions. Details for these events, along with the campus-wide event on April 18, 2020, will be emailed in the coming weeks.
We encourage students to begin the visa application process as soon as they receive their I-20s. Please be aware that there are parts of the world in which consulates may be closed or not offering visa services at this time, and we anticipate students may encounter delays in visa processing.
Students admitted to Berklee College of Music who are unable to enroll due to COVID-19 restrictions can request a deferral.
At this time, there have been no changes to our summer semester. We will contact enrolled students with updated information as it becomes available.
Please review the Summer Programs FAQ for more information.
Yes, admissions decisions for fall 2020 will be sent to applicants on March 31, 2020, as planned. You will receive an email at the address you used to submit your application.
No, your financial aid award will not be impacted. Applicants will receive notice of their financial aid* and scholarship award when they receive their admissions decision on March 31, 2020. You will receive an email at the address you used to submit your application.
* Financial aid will be ready for eligible students who have submitted their FAFSA and CSS profile, and completed any verification requirements. Please visit the financial aid page, and contact Student Financial Services at 617-747-2274 or firstname.lastname@example.org to check the status of your financial aid application.
First Year Abroad decisions will be issued on March 31, 2020.
Transcripts are an important part of our review of your application. In these circumstances, we may be able to accept unofficial transcripts. We ask that you submit any verified information you have and contact us at email@example.com (Berklee College of Music) or firstname.lastname@example.org (Boston Conservatory at Berklee). We will work with you to find suitable accommodations for missing or delayed admissions materials.
We will accept the Duolingo English Test in place of the TOEFL or IELTS to fulfill the English proficiency requirement. Please note that this policy only applies to applicants for the fall 2020 semester who are unable to take the TOEFL or IELTS due to the coronavirus outbreak.
No, we continue to review applications from students all over the world. Admissions decisions for first-year students for the fall 2020 semester will be released on March 31.
In lieu of an on-campus open house, Berklee will host a series of virtual information sessions over the coming weeks. Prospective students and their families are welcome to register for one of these events. We also encourage prospective students to watch recordings of our most recent Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee on-campus open house events.