Undergraduate Admissions Deadlines

We welcome a new class of students to Berklee College of Music three times a year: fall, spring, and summer. You will note the term you are applying for in your online application form. Important deadlines and dates for each start term are listed below. 

You will be scheduled for an audition and interview after we receive your online application form. Visit the How to Apply page for detailed information about the application process.

Fall (September) Enrollment Deadlines

There are two timelines for the fall term: early action and regular action

Early Action

Early action allows undergraduate applicants to apply, audition and interview, and be notified of an admissions decision and financial award on an accelerated schedule, while still having until May 1 to submit a tuition deposit. Applying early action is ideal for students who consider Berklee College of Music one of their top-choice schools. 

  • Deadline to submit the online application form and supporting documents (transcripts, TOEFL, etc.): November 15
  • Deadline to submit the FAFSA: November 15
  • Auditions take place: August through mid-January 
  • Admissions decisions issued by: January 31
  • Deadline to submit tuition deposit for fall enrollment: May 1
  • Classes start: September

Regular Action

Regular action is available to both undergraduate and graduate applicants. Regular action refers to the college’s standard timeline for receiving applications and issuing decision notifications. 

  • Deadline to submit the online application form, FAFSA, and supporting documents (transcripts, TOEFL, etc.): January 15
  • Auditions take place: August–March
  • Admissions decisions issued by: March 31
  • Deadline to submit tuition deposit for fall enrollment: May 1
  • Classes start: September

Spring (January) Enrollment Deadlines

  • Deadline to submit the online application form, FAFSA, and supporting documents (transcripts, TOEFL, etc.): July 1
  • Auditions take place: March–August
  • Admissions decisions issued by: September 15
  • Deadline to submit tuition deposit for spring enrollment: October 15
  • Classes start: January

Summer (May) Enrollment Deadlines 

  • Deadline to submit the online application form, FAFSA, and supporting documents (transcripts, TOEFL, etc.): December 1
  • Auditions take place: August–January
  • Admissions decisions issued by: March 1
  • Deadline to submit tuition deposit for summer enrollment: April 1
  • Classes start: May

Questions? Contact us at admissions@berklee.edu, 617-747-2221, or 800-BERKLEE.

Request Information