Cost-Saving Paths to a Berklee Degree

The level of music education and immersion that comes from completing a four-year undergraduate program on our Boston campus is unparalleled. Depending on how great a financial challenge a Berklee education presents for your family, please consider some strategies that can help make it more affordable.

Transfer Credits from our Academic Partners

Berklee has curriculum transfer agreements with schools and colleges across the globe, allowing some accepted students to enter Berklee as an upper-semester student, thereby finishing their Boston program in just over two years, in some cases. These programs exist in North America, Asia, Europe, and Latin America and result in significant savings in the cost of a Berklee degree, an ideal alternative in cases where financing is a significant barrier.

Learn more about how to start your path to Berklee closer to home.

Transfer Credits from Other Institutions

Berklee accepts courses in liberal arts, music history, and music business from institutions that do not hold credit-transfer agreements with Berklee. Information on how to transfer credit into Berklee can be found in the Transfer Credit Services Guide

Take Courses at Berklee Online

We have a robust online extension school, Berklee Online, that has received the award for best online course in the United States and enrolls 10,000 students per year from all over the world. Some Berklee Online courses are accepted for credit once you enroll for undergraduate study in Boston. See our list of course equivalencies offered through Berklee Online.


To learn more about these strategies, please contact the Admissions Office.

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