Accepted Students: Next Steps for Enrollment

If you have been accepted to Berklee's Boston campus for the spring, summer, or fall, there are a number of items to complete prior to checking in for the semester.

Paying Your Tuition Deposit

Tuition deposits are due upon notification of your acceptance to the college. This initial deposit secures your seat in the entering class and is credited toward your first semester bill. Go to the applicant portal, indicate "yes" to reply to your admissions offer, and then pay the deposit. Learn more about our payment options.

Make sure that your $1,000 deposit is paid in full no later than the following dates:

  • Summer (May) semester: April 1
  • Fall (September) semester: May 1
  • Spring (January) semester: October 15

Exploring the Berklee Families Website 

The Office of New Student and Family Programs provides resources and services for new undergraduate students and families to support a coordinated and collaborative transition to the Berklee community. Our student- and family-centered engagement approach presents undergraduate orientation as an educational process and a launching event, with the introduction and discovery of the individual, relationships, and foundational routines serving as the bedrock of their artistry, scholarship, and leadership.   

Explore the Berklee Families page to review resources, a family resource guide, and upcoming engagement events. 

Acceptance Expiration

Your acceptance is dependent on successful completion of any outstanding schoolwork and is valid only for two consecutive semesters. Should your plans change, you must submit a written request to refund or transfer your tuition deposit to a later semester.

Admitted students to our full­-time undergraduate programs are eligible to defer their admission and associated scholarship, as indicated below:

  • Students admitted to the summer (May) semester may defer to the spring (January) semester.
  • Students admitted to the fall (September) semester may defer their admission to either the spring (January) or summer (May) semester.
  • Students admitted to the spring (January) semester may defer to the summer (May) semester.

Your refund or transfer request must be received by the college no later than:

  • Summer (May) semester: April 1
  • Fall (September) semester: May 1
  • Spring (January) semester: October 15

Please note that if you are accepted to the First Year Abroad program, your acceptance is valid only for the semester that you were accepted. If you decide to defer your acceptance, you will be required to enroll on the Boston campus.

International Students

International students are required to obtain an F-1 student visa prior to commencing their study in the U.S. Learn more about student visas.


Contact us at or call the Office of Admissions at 617-747-2222.