Online Course Equivalencies

Below you will find a list of course equivalencies offered through Berklee Online. These courses have a different registration process and cost than courses offered on campus as part of your degree or diploma program. Review Berklee Online's tuition and fees for more information. Note that scholarships and financial aid cannot be used for Berklee Online courses.


Additional Information About Berklee Online Courses

  • Any course taken through Berklee Online that is not on the lists below will transfer in as a general elective only.
  • Students must email their Berklee Online transcript to transfercredits@berklee.edu to have their Berklee Online courses applied to their Berklee College of Music degree audit.
  • Individual classes cannot be selected for transfer. This means all Berklee Online classes that a student has received a grade for will be transferred to their Berklee College of Music degree audit.
  • All courses taken through Berklee Online will affect your GPA. Courses taken through Berklee Online are Berklee courses and cannot be removed from your transcript.
  • You can review other alternative options for credit fulfillment (i.e., the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and Advanced Placement exams) on our Registrar's page, as well as a complete list of Berklee equivalencies for CLEP exams.
  • For remote study options for major requirements other than those explained below, please speak with your major chair. Berklee Online courses other than those specifically listed below cannot count toward your major without prior approval from your major chair.

As of fall 2020, many new Berklee Online course equivalencies have been added to the catalogue, including many major requirements and major electives. Please review the options below and contact the department chair if you have any questions: 


Counterpoint


Contemporary Writing and Production (CWP)


Film Scoring


Jazz Composition


Liberal Arts


MTEC-111 Introduction to Music Technology


Music Business


Music Production and Engineering (MP&E)


Performance Studies

The following 3-credit performance study courses will transfer to Berklee College of Music as 1 instrumental lab credit and 2 general elective credits.


Recording and Production for Musicians Minor


Songwriting