Transfer Credit Limitations

Degree and Diploma Programs

  • Berklee College of Music will accept a maximum of 24 liberal arts credits towards the degree programs. 
  • Berklee College of Music will accept a maximum of 12 liberal arts credits towards the professional diploma programs.

Post-Matriculation Transfer Credit

The college recognizes that special study opportunities may arise after students matriculate. Berklee College of Music will therefore accept a maximum of nine liberal arts credits if the 24-credit cap limitation is not met upon admittance to Berklee College of Music. Students are encouraged to attain preapproval transfer status from the Office of the Registrar before enrolling at another institution.

Note: This policy does not apply entirely to students who matriculated before fall 2009. To see which transfer credit policies apply to you, you will need to determine your catalog year. Each fall semester a new set of catalogs are created for each major, including dual majors. The following are examples of how catalogs are assigned: the 2007 fall catalog will be assigned to students entering in the 2007 fall, 2008 spring, and 2008 summer; the 2008 fall catalog will be assigned to students entering in the 2008 fall, 2009 spring, and 2009 summer. Students may opt to change their catalog year assignment to a more recent catalog if they prefer to graduate under a newer set of curriculum requirements. Please consult Berklee College of Music's Policy Handbook for Students for more information.