Music and English Intensive Program (MEIP)

Session Dates

Fall 2022: September 6–December 16

About the Program

The Music and English Intensive Program (MEIP) is an English as a second language (ESL) program for performing artists. This program is only available to students provisionally admitted to Berklee College of Music or Boston Conservatory at Berklee.

MEIP is offered as a six-week session in the summer and a 15-week session in both spring (incoming Berklee College of Music students only) and fall. Students enrolled in MEIP are evaluated at the end of the session to determine if they demonstrate the necessary English proficiency to enroll in a degree or diploma program for the next semester. Students requiring further training in English at the end of the initial MEIP session will have the option to continue MEIP in the next term.

Provisional acceptance to Berklee is only valid for up to one year. If a student cannot matriculate within one academic year of their original intended start term, their provisional acceptance expires, and they must reapply and reaudition for future terms.

If you have questions, please email admissions@berklee.edu.

Admission to the Program

Students that apply to any degree or diploma program at Berklee College of Music or Boston Conservatory at Berklee may receive an admission decision for MEIP. Only students who apply to a program at Berklee College of Music or Boston Conservatory at Berklee may be admitted to MEIP, and there is no separate application process for MEIP.

Students can appeal their MEIP decision by submitting recent English test scores within four (4) weeks of receiving their decision. Appeals after four (4) weeks cannot be accepted. Students who have submitted their deposit for MEIP cannot appeal with English test scores.

All admissions appeals for the summer and fall sessions must be resolved by May 1. All admissions appeals for the spring session must be resolved by October 15.

Coursework

Visa

Students from outside the U.S. who plan to attend the College or Conservatory as a full-time student after completing MEIP requirements will need to request a Form I-20 in order to apply for an F-1 student visa at the U.S. embassy/consulate that serves their area. Please visit the Berklee visa information page for more information on completing this process.

Tuition and Fees

Check-in and Orientation