SAP Suspension

Once an undergraduate student has fallen below SAP metrics for two or more semesters, they are placed on SAP suspension. Students on SAP suspension are prohibited from enrolling at the college, using campus facilities, and participating in any on-campus classes, ensembles, programs, trips, or events. These students are also ineligible to receive any financial aid, student employment, grants, or scholarships. Students may appeal this status to regain enrollment and financial aid eligibility on a probationary basis.

  • Students who are suspended after their most recent semester of enrollment and either do not appeal or are not approved for probation must complete the following for reinstatement consideration:
    • Demonstrate academic achievement at an accredited institution by enrolling, successfully completing all attempted coursework (with a passing grade of 2.0/"C" or better), and transferring a minimum of 6.0 credits (two courses) to their Berklee transcript according to the college's transfer credit policy.
    • Appeal for a future semester of reinstatement by completing the SAP appeal process.
  • All future dates and deadlines are available on the SAP Appeal Process and Timeline page.


Appealing for Probation

Students may immediately appeal their suspension by completing the SAP appeal process.


Appealing for Reinstatement

If a student takes one or more semesters off after being issued a notice of SAP suspension, or their probation appeal is denied, they may appeal their suspension after finishing any required transfer credits by completing the SAP appeal process, which has two steps:

  1. Finish 6 or more transfer credits at an accredited institution with a "C"/2.0 or higher in all attempted coursework.

  2. Submit the SAP appeal form.

Both steps are required for a student’s reinstatement appeal to be considered complete.


SAP Transfer Credit Requirements




If you have additional questions about your SAP standing or the appeal process, please email