School Info, Enrollment, & Policies

Berklee Online is the online extension school of Berklee College of Music, delivering access to Berklee’s acclaimed curriculum from anywhere in the world. Berklee Online's award-winning online courses, multi-course certificate programs, and Bachelor of Professional Studies degree are accredited and taught by the college's world-renowned faculty, providing lifelong learning opportunities to people interested in music and working in the music industry.

Academic Calendar

Semester Start and End Dates

Semester Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 June 26, 2017 September 17, 2017
Fall 2017 September 25, 2017 December 17, 2017
Winter 2018 January 8, 2018 April 1, 2018
Spring 2018 April 2, 2018 June 24, 2018
Summer 2018 June 25, 2018 September 16, 2018
Fall 2018 September 24, 2018 December 16, 2018
Winter 2019 January 14, 2019 April 7, 2019
Spring 2019 April 8, 2019 June 30, 2019
Summer 2019 July 1, 2019 September 22, 2019
Fall 2019 September 30, 2019 December 22, 2019
Winter 2020 January 13, 2020 April 5, 2020
Spring 2020 April 6, 2020 June 28, 2020

Online Degrees

You can review key dates related to the online degree programs here.


Online Courses and Certificates

Berklee Online offers courses for undergraduate credit both as part of a certificate program and as individual courses, as well as courses for non-credit. Berklee Online runs four 12-week semesters during the academic year. Here are the important dates for our upcoming semesters related to courses and certificate programs:

Summer 2017

June 23 Last day to withdraw and be eligible for a 100% tuition refund
June 26 Summer 2017 begins
June 30 Enrollment for Summer 2017 ends
Last day to change your Summer 2017 course
Last day to withdraw and be eligible for a 50% tuition refund
July 4 Independence Day-Offices Closed
July 7 Last day to transfer a certificate program course to a future Semester
Last day to withdraw and be eligible for a 25% tuition refund
Last day to change credit status
August 4 Last day to withdraw with a grade of W
Last day to submit documentation for medical leave
Sept 4 Labor Day-Offices Closed
Sept 17 Summer 2017 Ends

Fall 2017

Sept 22 Last day to withdraw and be eligible for a 100% tuition refund
Sept 25 Fall 2017 begins
Sept 29 Enrollment for Fall 2017 ends
Last day to change your Fall 2017 course
Last day to withdraw and be eligible for a 50% tuition refund
Oct 6 Last day to transfer a certificate program course to a future Semester
Last day to withdraw and be eligible for a 25% tuition refund
Last day to change credit status
Nov 3 Last day to withdraw with a grade of W
Last day to submit documentation for medical leave
Nov 10 Veterans Day-Offices Closed
Nov 22-24 Thanksgiving Break-Offices Closed
Dec 17 Fall 2017 Ends

Winter 2018

Dec 25-Jan 2 Winter Break-Offices Closed
Jan 1 Last day to withdraw and be eligible for a 100% tuition refund
Jan 8 Winter 2018 begins
Jan 12 Enrollment for Winter 2018 ends
Last day to change your Winter 2018 course
Last day to withdraw and be eligible for a 50% tuition refund
Jan 15 Martin Luther King Jr. Day-Offices Closed
Jan 19 Last day to transfer a certificate program course to a future Semester
Last day to withdraw and be eligible for a 25% tuition refund
Last day to change credit status
Feb 16 Last day to withdraw with a grade of W
Last day to submit documentation for medical leave
Feb 19 President’s Day-Offices Closed
April 1 Winter 2018 Ends

Spring 2018

March 30 Last day to withdraw and be eligible for a 100% tuition refund
April 2 Spring 2018 begins
April 6 Enrollment for Spring 2018 ends
Last day to change your Spring 2018 course
Last day to withdraw and be eligible for a 50% tuition refund
April 13 Last day to transfer a certificate program course to a future Semester
Last day to withdraw and be eligible for a 25% tuition refund
Last day to change credit status
April 16 Patriot’s Day-Offices Closed
May 11 Last day to withdraw with a grade of W
Last day to submit documentation for medical leave
May 28 Memorial Day-Offices Closed
June 24 Spring 2018 Ends

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