If you want to apply to Berklee College of Music, the regular decision application deadline is January 15 and the application fee costs $150.
Students who submit their applications to Berklee College of Music for the fall semester should anticipate a decision by March 31.
Here is an overiew of some of Berklee College of Music's admissions stats.
|Berklee College of Music 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are not considered|
These are the application deadlines for Berklee College of Music.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||November 1||January 31|
|Regular Decision||Yes||January 15||March 31|
Berklee College of Music does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. Berklee College of Music will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 31.
Getting into Berklee College of Music is moderately difficult. Berklee College of Music evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Berklee College of Music accepted 52% of students, about 4,056 from the 7,860 applicants.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Berklee College of Music, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
In 2022, Berklee College of Music waitlisted 39 students and 30 accepted a place on the waitlist.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.
Wondering what factors are considered by Berklee College of Music during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Considered|
Make sure to check with Berklee College of Music for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Berklee College of Music, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Berklee College of Music's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Other Requirements||√||2 years of formal music study, audition|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Berklee College of Music has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Berklee College of Music does not consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Berklee College of Music is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Berklee College of Music.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is January 15. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.Applicants should hear back by March 31.
Transfer students can enroll in Berklee College of Music during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Berklee College of Music?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Berklee College of Music.
Does Berklee College of Music accept transfer credits?
✅ Berklee College of Music accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Berklee College of Music accepts:
• CLEP subject tests
Does Berklee College of Music accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Berklee College of Music accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Berklee College of Music?
✅ Berklee College of Music is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.
What is Berklee College of Music's acceptance rate?
✅ Berklee College of Music's acceptance rate is 52%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Berklee College of Music?
❌ Berklee College of Music does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Berklee College of Music? Berklee College of Music is a somewhat selective institution. The Berklee College of Music acceptance rate is 52%. This means that the institution accepts 51 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Berklee College of Music is Jan 15.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Berklee College of Music is Jan 15.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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