Berklee Online Academic Partners

For many musicians, completing a bachelor’s degree at Berklee is a life-long dream. Berklee Online’s Academic Partnerships provide you with the quickest and most affordable pathway to:

  • Gain access to Berklee’s world-renowned curriculum in a compatible discipline
  • Build upon the skills honed in your associate's degree
  • Complete your bachelor’s degree and all without having to relocate to Boston

Check below to see how easy it is, and to find out if your school is included.

Current Partner SchoolsHow to Apply

Current Partner Schools

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If your program is not listed

Request an Unofficial Transfer Evaluation to see how your previously completed credits will apply to one of our degree programs.

If your school is not listed

If you represent a regionally accredited institution and would like to explore an academic partnership with Berklee Online, please contact Associate Director of Academic Partnerships and Transfer Services, Wendy Kozak-Wilks.

Bunker Hill Community College

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) located in Boston, Massachusetts, is the largest community college in Massachusetts, with more than 19,000 students enrolled annually. BHCC, founded in 1973, is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and College (NEASC).


Bunker Hill Community College Berklee Online
Music Concentration (A.A.) Interdisciplinary Music Studies


Community College of Philadelphia

The Community College of Philadelphia is a public, open-admission institution that provides both academic resources and support services to help students achieve their academic goals. As the largest public institution of higher education in Philadelphia, the College has served more than 685,000 of the city’s residents since 1965.


Community College of Philadelphia Berklee Online
Music Performance (A.A.) Interdisciplinary Music Studies
Sound Recording and Music Technology (A.A.S.)



Located in Bogotá Colombia, Escuela de Música Medios, Arte y Tecnología (EMMAT) was founded by graduates of the Berklee College of Music and the Art Institute of New England. EMMAT trains its students in contemporary music, music production, and the music industry and the arts.


EMMAT Berklee Online
Contemporary Music Interdisciplinary Music Studies
Music Composition for Media
Music Production


Santa Monica College

Santa Monica College – a two-year community college accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges – opened in 1929 with just 153 students. It has now grown to a thriving campus with more than 32,000 students and offerings in more than 100 fields of study.


Santa Monica College Berklee Online
Music - Applied Music (A.A.) Interdisciplinary Music Studies
Music - Music General (A.A.) Interdisciplinary Music Studies


Tri-C (Cuyahoga Community College)

Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) opened in 1963 as Ohio's first community college and remains Ohio's oldest and largest public community college.

For more than 50 years Tri-C has provided high quality, affordable education and programs to more than 900,000 members of our community.


Tri-C Berklee Online
Recording Arts and Technology (A.A.S) Music Production


"After my school closed, I transferred my credits to Berklee Online and took very demanding classes. I am now working as a professional musician and making all of my income from music alone."

~ Berklee Alum, Allegra Hernandez
Recent transfer graduate, Allegra Hernandez

How to Apply

Students who have enrolled in a designated associate’s program at our partner schools and are applying to the specified Berklee Online major are eligible for an expedited admissions process. This allows students to bypass certain parts of our application process, such as submitting letters of recommendation and paying the application fee.

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    Step 1: Fill out the Articulation Agreement Identification Form—once you submit this, you will receive an email confirmation with a reiteration of the next steps.

    Important notes:

    • If you are applying for the Guitar Performance, Piano Performance, Voice Performance, or Music Composition for Film, TV & Games program, you will be asked to submit your demonstration of musicianship at this time.

    • If you have completed secondary and/or postsecondary academic credentials outside of the US or Canada, you will also want to submit the Initial International Credential Review Request at this time.

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    Step 2: Fill out an abbreviated Berklee Online Application, which will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. The abbreviated application means you’ll only have to fill out the following sections:

    • Program Information
    • Personal Information
    • Address
    • Biographical Information
    • High School
    • Higher Education: College or University
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    Step 3: Submit copies of your transcripts.

    You can find more information on how to submit your academic records/transcripts on our Admissions Requirement page.

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    Step 4: Congratulations! You’re done. Once we receive your necessary transcripts, you will get your admissions decisions within 2 weeks!