Policy Handbook for Students: 2020-2021


Whether this is your first semester, last semester, or something in between, the 2020–2021 Policy Handbook for Students is an important document that provides you with key information regarding academics, enrollment, and student policies and procedures pertinent to your Berklee education.

In addition, this handbook includes some general curriculum and financial information. Complete information on these topics as well as others such as majors and minors, the academic calendar, student life, and music and career resources can be found under the Academics and Student Life sections of this website. 

The spring 2021 semester is both hybrid and remote; therefore, many of the policies in this handbook do not apply for this semester. Please view the Back to Berklee page for information specific to spring 2021.

Please note that the 2020–2021 Policy Handbook for Students contains updated policies and other information, and replaces the 2019–2020 Policy Handbook for Students. Students are responsible for complying with all policies. Policies presented are in effect at the time of publication, and Berklee reserves the right to make changes in detail as circumstances require, so it is important to stay current by reviewing this document every semester.