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Enrolling in a Graduate Certificate or Individual Course

Enrolling in a Graduate Certificate Program

Step 1: Choose Your Certificate Program

Select the graduate certificate program that is right for you. Once you have selected the program, click on the “Enroll” button to proceed to the next step.

Step 2: Choose Your Start Semester

Choose the semester you wish to start your program and click continue enrolling.

Step 3: Pay Your Registration and Technology Fee

A $175 registration and technology fee enrolls you in the certificate program.

Step 4: Schedule Your First Semester and Pay Your Tuition

Once you have paid your registration and technology fee, you will choose the courses you wish to take for your first semester. You will have the option to pay for your program in full at that time, or only pay for your first semester.

Step 5: Submit Proof of Bachelor’s Degree

Upon completion of your enrollment, you will be required to submit a copy of your undergraduate transcript showing completion of a bachelor’s degree. See below for more information on this step.

Enrolling in a Graduate Course

Although we cannot guarantee enrollment in any course, your chances for getting into the course of your choice improve if you enroll early.

Step 1: From the course catalog, select the course in which you wish to enroll.

Step 2: Check the Academic Calendar for semester dates and enrollment deadlines.

Step 3: Complete the online enrollment process and submit payment. Payments can be made by credit card, check, PayPal, and wire transfers. Full payment needs to be received by the end of a given semester’s enrollment period.

Step 4: Upon completion of your enrollment, you will be required to submit a copy of your undergraduate transcript showing completion of a bachelor’s degree. See below for more information on this step.

Students are responsible for reviewing the course description, syllabus, and requirements for each course before enrolling. By enrolling, the student accepts responsibility for reading, understanding, and conforming to all Berklee Online policies, procedures, and dates. For more information see Academic Policies.

If you have any questions, please contact us directly at advisors@online.berklee.edu or 617-747-2146.

Proof of Bachelor’s Degree

Students pursuing a graduate certificate or enrolling in a graduate course must provide a copy of their undergraduate transcript showing completion of a bachelor’s degree. Students are not able to begin their graduate certificate program and/or graduate course until their transcripts have been received, evaluated, and approved.

To provide their transcript, students need to complete the Credential Verification form and attach a copy of their transcript. Unofficial copies of transcripts are acceptable for graduate certificates and graduate courses. Students who go on to apply for the master’s degree programs are required to provide official copies of their transcripts when completing their application.

Students who have received their undergraduate degree through Berklee Online do not need to submit any documentation. Students who have earned their degree through Berklee College of Music’s campus program need to submit the credential verification form but are not be required to submit their transcripts.

Students who complete their bachelor’s degree in a non-English speaking country need to provide a translation of their academic transcripts in addition to a copy of the original transcripts.

Students who haven’t submitted their transcripts or have submitted transcripts that are not sufficient prior to the end of the second week of the semester will have their enrollment and tuition/fees transferred to the next semester.  If a student has not supplied approved documentation within one year of enrolling in the course or program their tuition will be refunded minus the registration fee.

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