Next Steps for Enrollment
Visit the links below for resources and next steps before you get to campus. If you have any questions, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paying Your Tuition Deposit
Tuition deposits for Berklee College of Music are due upon acceptance notification. This initial deposit is credited towards the bill for your first semester, confirms your intention to attend the college, and secures your seat in the entering class.
Set up Your OnePass Account and Berklee Email Address
OnePass allows you to have one set of login credentials for many of Berklee’s technology services. To view and set up your OnePass ID, go to the "Next Steps" page in the applicant portal. Once you activate your Berklee OnePass, you’ll have access to:
- your Berklee.edu email account, which you should check regularly leading up to the start of the semester;
- my.berklee.edu, where you will go to pay your tuition bill, view your tuition statement, and transfer credit (if applicable); and
- internal web pages within Berklee.edu and college.berklee.edu that require a login to view the content.
Pay Your Bill
Tuition bills are due by August 2. You will not be able to check in for the semester if you have an outstanding balance. Log in to my.berklee.edu to check your balance, pay your bill, and secure your spot.
International Students: Request Your I-20 Form
All students from outside the United States who plan to attend Berklee this spring must complete an I-20 form in order to apply for an F-1 student visa at a U.S. consulate or embassy. Review the I-20/F-1 Visa Information page for step-by-step instructions on how to complete your I-20.
Review Your Financial Aid
Submit Proof of Undergraduate Graduation
All entering graduate students must submit proof of high school/secondary school graduation, even if transferring into Berklee from another college. Submit a copy of either your official high school/secondary school diploma or final transcript that includes a graduation date and an official signature and seal. Students who did not submit proof of secondary school completion as part of their application must submit a general report of their credential evaluation through a certified credential evaluation service.
Information on how to submit proof of graduation is available on the Submit Proof of Graduation/Transcripts page.
Submit Transfer Student Discipline Record Release Form
All students who have attended college or university in the last five (5) years must submit a Transfer Student Discipline Record Release Form that has been signed by an authorized official from your institution.
Submit Your Immunization Form by August 12
You will receive an email from Magnus Health, Berklee’s provider for collecting, managing, and tracking immunization information, with details on how to access your Magnus Health account. This email will be sent to the email address that you used in your application to Berklee. Please note that it may take up to a week from your acceptance to Berklee for your Magnus Health account to be active. Once you receive your login credentials from Magnus Health, you must submit a completed Berklee Entering Student Immunization Form.
More information is available on the Immunization Requirements page. Submit your immunizations as soon as possible.
Please contact Health and Wellness at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Review Important Health Insurance Information
All students must be enrolled in a health insurance plan that offers comprehensive coverage. All coverage must be in effect while you are enrolled at Berklee College of Music, even while studying abroad, and coverage must be compliant with state and federal regulations under the Affordable Care Act. We also recommend that your insurance plan provides coverage anywhere in the United States and abroad, and that it includes provisions for medical evacuation and repatriation of remains.
Students may waive (decline) participation in the Berklee SHIP if they can demonstrate coverage with a comparable insurance plan that is consistent with existing state and federal requirements for students enrolled in colleges and universities in Massachusetts. The insurance coverage requirements for waiving the SHIP are not internal policies set by Berklee.
The waiver is completed online on the Gallagher Student Health website (gallagherstudent.com/berklee). You must complete an online waiver for each new academic year during which you do not want the institution's plan. Verbal waiver requests, letters, and copies of insurance cards will not be accepted. Should your waiver be denied, information on how to appeal a waiver denial will be available directly to students in the denial email. All decisions made by Gallagher Student Health are final. Berklee engages the professional services of Gallagher Student Health and Special Risk to communicate to each eligible student how to request a waiver, notify students of the dates by which waiver requests may be made, and review whether or not waiver requests are compliant with Massachusetts regulations.
For waiver information, FAQs, plan details, coverage, and costs, please contact:
Gallagher Student Health and Special Risk Customer Service
For billing questions, contact:
The Office of Student Accounts
For questions about how to use the SHIP or to locate your SHIP card, contact:
Berklee Health and Wellness
More information can be found on the Health and Wellness website.
Order Your Laptop and Technology Bundle
Learn about technology requirements for entering students. We urge students to make purchases well in advance of the start of the semester as shipping is delayed in many parts of the world.
Complete Your Student Acknowledgement of Financial and Other Obligations (SAFO) Form
All students are required to submit this electronic agreement acknowledging their financial obligations before they will be allowed to check in for the semester. You can find the link to the SAFO form in the Check-In section of my.berklee.edu. Scroll to the bottom of the page, check off the box to indicate that you have read and agreed with the three disclosures, then click "Submit."
Clear Your Berklee Account Restrictions and Check-In
Check-in is the way you confirm your enrollment for the current semester. To enroll for the semester, during the check-in period Berklee College of Music students must log in to my.berklee.edu and select the "Semester Check-In" link in the Check-In section. Before you can complete the check-in process, all restrictions must be cleared.
Fall semester check-in runs from Saturday, August 28, at 12:01 a.m. ET until Friday, September 3, at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Until you clear your restrictions and check in, the college does not consider you a student, and you are not allowed to attend classes.
Register for Virtual Orientation and Review Schedule of Events
Save the Date: September 2–5
Orientation check-in takes place the morning of September 2.
Programming includes the following:
- A welcome luncheon
- Campus tours
- One-on-one meetings and larger break-out sessions with your program director
- A Berklee social and concert
- Movie night in the Black Box Theater
- Yoga and guided meditation
- An introduction to New York City
- Info sessions on international student services; career services; studying-at-a-studio etiquette; health and wellness; diversity, equity, and inclusion; campus safety; and more
Orientation concludes with a jam session open to all members of the incoming class on Sunday, September 5.
Students will receive a detailed orientation schedule on August 23.
Once you have completed the required steps, you may also want to explore services provided at our New York City and Boston campuses