This guide provides instructions and information about general registration procedures, planning your schedule, understanding My Progress, and where to go for help.
Spring 2024 Registration
Spring 2024 registration period begins on November 13, 2023.
Students not currently enrolled at Berklee but intending to return for the spring 2024 semester must complete the Returning Student Intent Form to be eligible for registration.
The deadline to submit the Returning Student Intent Form for the 2024 spring semester is January 12, 2024.
Before You Register
- Confirm your assigned online registration date and time. You can find it on the Registration Profile screen in your my.berklee.edu account. View instructions.
- Clear your restrictions listed on the Registration Profile screen in your my.berklee.edu account. View instructions. If you have active restrictions, you will not be eligible to register for courses until restrictions are cleared.
- Review your major grid, know what courses you need to take, review course descriptions and prerequisites, and consult with a student success advisor and/or major department.
Preparing for Registration
MyBerklee Registration Videos
Watch these four short videos that will guide you through creating your plan, registering for classes, and double-checking the preference settings on your computer.
Getting Started in MyBerklee
This video explains browser and system recommendations, logging in to MyBerklee, and various other user examples for students.
Planning and Registering for Courses in MyBerklee
This video is a complete end-to-end tutorial for navigating the registration and planning process.
Planning Your Schedule in MyBerklee
This video explains how to create a planned schedule.
Registering in MyBerklee
This video explains how to register from a planned schedule.
Planning and Registering : Step-by-Step Directions
Clearing Registration Restrictions
Each semester, all students must complete the Student Acknowledgement of Financial and Other Obligation Forms (SAFO). View instructions how to clear your SAFO restriction.
All possible restrictions and how to clear them are listed here:
|How to Clear the Restriction
|Missing proof of high school graduation
|One Stop Student Services
|Missing transfer release
|One Stop Student Services
|Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Complete the required online courses.
Students will receive an invitation to complete these courses closer to the start of the semester.
Contact email@example.com if you have any questions.
HWH (Health and Wellness Hold)
|Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
|One Stop Student Services
|Pay your balance. Contact email@example.com if you have any questions.
|Student Success restriction: Second semester success
|Email Student Success at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Student Success restriction: Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
|Email Student Success at email@example.com.
|Student Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion
|Contact Community Standards and Conflict Resolution at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Use Your First-Semester Support Team
- Connect with your SAM: Check your Berklee email or the SAM portal in the OL for information about meeting with your SAM during registration.
- Connect with your assigned student success advisor: Schedule an appointment or attend drop-in advising hours.
Explore Your Prospective Major
- Check out this video series featuring interviews with each of the major and minor department chairs.
- Take a look at the major grids to understand when you should take each of the required courses for your prospective major.
- You may wish to register for a major introductory course. Read the list of suggested introductory courses for each major.
Investigate Course Offerings
If You Know Which Major You Want to Declare
Declare your major before your assigned online registration date and time to ensure that you will be permitted to register for the major-specific courses you need. Go to your selected major department’s page for specific requirements and for instructions for declaring the major.
If your major declaration has been approved by the department chair, please allow five to seven business days for your student record to be updated. During peak times, between semesters and during the registration period, it may take up to 14 business days to be processed due to the increase in volume.
If You’re Not Sure Of Which Major You Want to Declare
Berklee students are expected to declare their major before beginning their third semester. If you are in third-semester standing or above and have not yet declared your major, meet with your student success advisor to review your plans and confirm your path toward graduation.
Check My Progress to review your remaining academic requirements. View instructions how to navigate My Progress. To learn about major-specific courses, students are urged to meet with their major chair or success advisor.
If you have questions related to My Progress, please meet with your student success advisor.
Frequently Asked Questions
How are registration times determined?
The order of seniority for registration times starts with students with a semester level of 10 (based upon completed number of credits) and proceeds in descending order. Registration times are not assigned on weekends or holidays.
Per Berklee's policy, it is not possible to change students' registration times.
I'm an entering student, how do I register?
Entering students do not register for their first semester; they will be automatically placed in the appropriate classes and receive their schedules at the end of orientation week.
I completed the General Math and/or Logarithms exams, but I'm still unable to register for certain classes. What should I do?
Scores typically appear in your my.berklee.edu account one to three business days after you have complete the exam. If you do not see your scores after the third business day has passed, contact the Liberal Arts Department (email@example.com).
You must wait until your exam scores appear on my.berklee.edu before you can register for courses that require the exam(s) as a prerequisite.
What should I do if a course section I want is closed?
Please select an alternative section, or register for a different course.
If these options do not exist, contact the course chair to request a population waiver. If a waiver is granted, you will be eligible to register for the course.
Why can't I register my planned courses?
In some cases, a course section may close before a student's registration time opens. Students should select alternative back up sections for courses on their planned schedule.
Students should also refresh their planned schedule in the days leading up to their registration time to reflect accurate seat availability.
Why can't I delete/edit my planned courses?
Your Mac laptop Language and Region setting in System Preferences should be set to the English language in the United States region.
Only use Google Chrome or FireFox as your web browsers when accessing your my.berklee.edu account.
Will I earn credits if I retake a course?
Students may enroll in certain courses for a second or subsequent time. The following rules apply:
- Only the highest grade in a repeated course will be computed into the cumulative grade point average and the concentrate cumulative grade point average.
- Only the highest grade in a repeated course will count as completed credit for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
- All repeats of a course will count as attempted credit.
- The grades for all repeated courses will be shown on the student’s transcript.
- Only the highest grade in the repeated course and credits for the repeated course may count towards satisfying any graduation requirements, including the total credits required for graduation.
There are certain courses to which the above rules do not apply. Courses (such as labs, ensembles, non-leveled private instruction, dance technique courses, independent study, special topic courses, and internships, among others), are designated as “repeatable for credit.” A grade earned in such a course cannot be replaced by a grade from later retaking the course. All attempted and earned credits in these repeatable courses are factored into the student's grade point average and SAP.
Certain majors may have additional limitations on which courses, or how many courses, may be retaken. For example, no required music production and engineering course, required electronic production and design course, and certain other music technology courses can be repeated without departmental approval. Students are strongly advised to contact the appropriate department chair or program director for further information before repeating any course.
Can I audit a course?
Students are not permitted to audit any course within the curriculum. All students must be properly registered for all courses they attend by the end of the add/drop period. After the add/drop period concludes, faculty will check their updated course rosters to identify any students attending their courses who are not fully registered. Students should contact the Course Chair to request a Late Chair Approved Schedule Adjustment.
How long does it take to process my transfer credits?
Once Berklee receives your official transcript, it may take five to seven business days for your transfer credits to appear in your my.berklee.edu account.
During peak times, between semesters and during the registration period, transfer credit evaluations may take up to 14 business days to be processed due to the increase in volume. Please read the Transfer Credit Services Guide for transfer instructions and more information.
Are there additional fees to take more than the maximum credit load in a semester?
Yes. You will be charged per credit if you exceed the maximum credit load in a semester (16 credits for degree students and 13 credits for diploma students). You may register for up to four extra credits each semester. The per-credit fee is listed under Miscellaneous Fees on the Tuition and Related Costs page.
Find descriptions, prerequisites, and course chair information in our course catalog.
How do I register for a course if I have not completed the prerequisites?
Students may request a prerequisite waiver from the appropriate course chairs.
Receiving a prerequisite waiver does not waive the course or credit requirements. Students are responsible to complete both.
My department chair has waived the course prerequisite. How do I register for the course?
Logged into your my.berklee.edu and register for the course after the course chair has waived your prerequisite restriction.
My department chair has waived the course prerequisite but the course section is full?
A population waiver must be requested in addition to the prerequisite waiver.
How do I register for corequisite courses?
Select and register for both courses at the same time.
Private Instruction and Ensembles
You will register for ensembles and private instruction each semester until you have completed all requirements for your major.
Why can't I register for 50-minute private instruction?
Students must be in their first or second semester to be eligible to register for a 50-minute private instruction.
Beginning in the third semester, students are no longer eligible to register for a 50-minute private instruction. Please review additional private information.
How do I register for private instruction with a secondary instrument?
Contact the department chair of your secondary instrument to request a waiver. You can add the private instruction to your schedule after the chair of your secondary instrument enters the waiver into the system.
Why can’t I add a second ensemble?
Students may only register for one ensemble during the official registration period. Students may add an additional ensemble after the official two-week registration period has ended.
How do I register for an audition-only ensemble?
Contact the instructor to ask for instructions regarding the audition and registration process for their ensemble.
Can I register for an ensemble that requires a higher rating than what I have?
You must receive approval from the department chair if your ratings do not meet the requirements to register for the ensemble.