Berklee College of Music is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Berklee College of Music is 54%. Last year, 7,286 students applied to Berklee College of Music and 3,951 were admitted.
If you are applying to Berklee College of Music, the regular decision application deadline is January 15 and the application fee is $150.
Students who submit their applications to Berklee College of Music for fall semester should hear back from Berklee College of Music by March 31.
Here's an overiew of some of Berklee College of Music's admissions stats.
|Berklee College of Music 2023||Admissions Statistics|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional|
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||1 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.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will increase their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of being admitted, since it demonstrates your interest in a school.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Berklee College of Music has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important 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 apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine.
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. 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||–||–||–||–|
|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 have a test optional admissions policy. 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. Applicants should hear back by March 31.
Transfer students can enroll in Berklee College of Music during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Winter Term
• Spring Term
• Winter 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 • DSST/DANTES
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.
What is Berklee College of Music's acceptance rate?
✅ Berklee College of Music has an acceptance rate of 54%.
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 54%. This means that the institution accepts 54 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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