Catalog Year Policy

Berklee has a dynamic curriculum that evolves and changes each year. In order to provide each student with a definitive and complete set of academic requirements needed to graduate that will not change despite these curricular changes, students are assigned to a set of fixed academic requirements called their "catalog year." Students are assigned to the year-specific catalog created for the year in which they matriculate.

Students may opt to change their catalog year assignment to a more recent catalog if they prefer to graduate under a newer set of curriculur requirements. Students who leave and return to Berklee after four or more years away will automatically be assigned to the new catalog that is in effect at the time of their return.

Students may not change their catalog year assignment to an earlier catalog. However, students are encouraged to meet with the chair of their major to discuss the applicability of past course work to their existing catalog assignment.