How to Apply

Take your first steps to joining the Berklee community.

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

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: 

Before you can receive your decision, you need to have transcripts (and possibly other supporting materials) sent from any school you attended.

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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.

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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