Office of the Registrar at Berklee College of Music
Welcome to the Office of the Registrar. We serve new and enrolled students throughout their academic experience, from transfer credit evaluation to course registration, and from check-in and scheduling services to graduation advising and commencement activities. In addition, our office assists formerly enrolled students who wish to return to Berklee.
Find answers to frequently asked questions below.
Official Transcripts: you can order official undergraduate or graduate electronic (eTranscripts) and paper transcripts through Berklee College of Music’s online transcript request service.
Unofficial Transcripts: if you can no longer view your transcript under the “Academic Profile” section on MyBerklee, you can get an unofficial transcript by coming in person to the Office of the Registrar at 939 Boylston Street, second floor (enter through 921 Boylston Street, third floor).
Five-Week Summer Performance Program Transcripts: If you attended Berklee College of Music’s Five-Week Summer Performance Program and would like a transcript, you must fill out the Five-Week Summer Performance Program Transcript Request formand return it to the Office of the Registrar. Your transcript will be mailed to you. For more information, contact email@example.com.
To request a letter confirming that you are either currently attending or have graduated from Berklee College of Music, you must fill out an Enrollment Verification Request form.
International Student Services offers several ways to get advising help. You can:
- meet with an international advisor on a first-come, first-served basis to discuss quick topics relating to your immigration status during advising drop-in hours;
- schedule an appointment with your international advisor;
- email firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions; or
- find accurate information on policies and procedures concerning international students on the International Student Services website.
Enrollment and Program Changes
To declare, change, or drop your major/minor, you must first complete the Declaration/Change of Major/Minor form at the major department. You then must submit it to the Office of the Registrar by the Friday before the first week of classes in order for the change, if approved, to be effective for that semester. Forms received after the deadline will be effective, if approved, for the following semester.
For a list of majors and suggested entry courses, as well as deadlines and instructions for declaring certain majors, see the Declaration of Major/Minor page.
Students wishing to change their program—either from the Bachelor of Music degree to the Professional Diploma or from the Professional Diploma to the Bachelor of Music degree—must meet with an advisor and be in good academic standing after completing at least one semester at Berklee.
International Students: schedule an appointment with International Student Advising.
Domestic Students: schedule an appointment with Academic Advising.
See page 18 of the Policy Handbook for Students for more information.
To enroll in fewer than the full-time minimum of 12 credits per semester, you must request official part-time status by submitting the Part-Time Status Request form.
Keep in mind that part-time status is typically awarded only for medical reasons or in a student’s last semester. Also, if you enroll in fewer than 12 credits and you receive financial aid and/or a scholarship, your award may be affected.
All students must be authorized to enroll part-time for the fall and spring semesters. Only international students or students in their first semester must apply for part-time enrollment status for the summer semester.
You can withdraw from a course after the deadline to drop a course has passed by submitting a Withdrawal from Courses form (login required).
Keep in mind that a withdrawn course will remain on your transcript with a grade of "W" (Withdrawn) and is not eligible for a tuition refund or a replacement course.
See How to Withdraw from a Berklee College of Music Course for more information.
Students who wish to withdraw from the college any time after completing the check-in process are required to submit a Withdrawal from the College form in order to be officially withdrawn from the semester. There are three ways to do this:
- Domestic students withdrawing for nonmedical reasons must schedule an appointment with Retention and Student Success.
- Domestic students withdrawing for medical reasons must contact Health and Wellness at 617-747-2310 to schedule an appointment.
- International students withdrawing for either medical or nonmedical reasons must schedule an appointment with their international advisor.
To cancel your registration for an upcoming semester, you must submit a Registration Cancellation form.
Course and Graduation Requirements
For help with planning your schedule, make an appointment with an academic advisor.
Academic advisors are also available on a first-come, first-served basis to discuss quick topics relating to course registration during daily drop-in hours (login required).
You can also find important information, policies, and resources to help with registration in the Registration Guide.
Visit your major department advisor or meet with an academic advisor during daily drop-in hours (login required). Students in their sixth semester or higher are encouraged to seek advising early.
To begin the process of returning, you need to fill out and submit a Returning Student form. You should plan on doing this at least one month before registration begins for the semester you wish to return.
To notify the college of a change of address, whether your home (home state or country) or local (Boston area) address, you must submit an Address Change form. Please allow two or three business days for processing your address change request.