How to Apply

Take your first steps to joining the Berklee community.

Applying to the Berklee College of Music undergraduate program involves three primary steps:

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Submit Your Application Form: 

Create your account on the application portal, and pay the nonrefundable fee to submit your application.

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Send Your Transcript and Support Materials: 

Before you can receive your decision, you need to have transcripts sent from any school you have attended.

If you are applying to the Bachelor of Arts program, you also must submit a portfolio consisting of a résumé and cover letter demonstrating the breadth of your experience and future goals.

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Confirm Your Audition and/or Interview: 

After we receive your Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Music application, we will schedule your audition and/or interview, which you can then view in the application portal.

*Note: Prospective Bachelor of Music students do not apply for a specific department or major—only for admission to the college. They will declare a major by their third semester. 

You may only apply to the Bachelor of Music or the Bachelor of Arts program. You cannot apply to both.

Once you have successfully completed your application, here's what you should do next:

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Apply for Financial Aid: 

You’ll be considered for a merit-based scholarship automatically through the admissions process. Make sure to look into other resources for financial aid. If you are a U.S. citizen, file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for aid.

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Check Your Status: 

Throughout the process, we recommend you sign into the application portal regularly to ensure that the admissions team has received everything they need to issue your decision. Any outstanding items will appear in your application checklist.

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Get Your Decision: 

We’ll send you an email when your admission decision is posted to the application portal. Your decision will also include information regarding any Berklee scholarship awards.

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