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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.


Substituting Required Courses in a Certificate Program

Students may be allowed to make substitutions in a certificate program, as follows:

  • Specialist certificate programs: 1 substitution allowed
  • Professional certificate programs: 1 substitution allowed
  • Master certificate programs: up to 2 substitutions allowed

The substitutions must not compromise the academic integrity of the program. The substituted course(s) cannot be worth fewer credits than the original requirements.

Requests to substitute a required course(s) must be in writing and sent to a student’s assigned academic advisor, who will review and either approve the desired change or make alternate suggestions of approved courses.

Requests can be sent to the student’s assigned academic advisor at Students who do not yet have an academic advisor should send their request at the following URL:

The request must include the following:

  • Program in which the student is enrolled
  • The name of the required course and the name of the course that would be used as a substitution
  • The reason for the substitution

A request can also be faxed to 617.747.2149 or mailed to:

Berklee College of Music
1140 Boylston Street
MS-855 BM
Boston, MA 02215
Attention: Advising

Students will be charged the tuition price that exists for the course(s) when the substitution is made. The student will be responsible for paying any additional tuition amounts that may be due.

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