Next Steps for Enrolled Students

Refer to the information contained on this page, and in our Summer Programs Help Center to get ready for your summer program.


Next Steps Checklist

Once you’ve registered for your program, reference this checklist to ensure you have completed all of the necessary tasks required for check-in.

Looking for more information about next steps? The Summer Programs Help Center has answers to your frequently asked questions.

  • Make your tuition payment 
  • Request on-campus housing
    • Students who are 15 years of age or older by the start of their Boston-based program are eligible to stay in on-campus housing. The 2024 Housing Application will be available on November 1, 2023. If you require on-campus housing, visit the website on or after November 1 to complete the Residence Hall Contract and your housing payment when prompted.
    • If you require on-campus housing for more than one summer program, please fill out a separate Residence Hall Contract and payment for each program. Residence hall capacity is limited, so apply and pay in full early to reserve your spot.
    • Learn more about housing and campus life by exploring the Help Center.
  • Complete the items in your Magnus Health account by June 1
    • We require up-to-date health information, documentation for required immunizations as mandated by Massachusetts law, as well as, conduct and consent forms for all students. Instructions on how to access your Magnus Health account will be sent via email to all registered students in the mid-spring.
    • Berklee has partnered with Tufts Medical Center which, in accordance with state regulations, requires that the following forms must be on file in your health record before any medications can be administered. These forms can be accessed and submitted via your Magnus Health Portal account:
      • Signed consent by a parent/guardian to give medication
      • Signed medication order
  • Submit a photo for your ID by June 1
    • Boston-based Summer Program students will be issued an ID card when they arrive at Berklee. This card gives you access to campus facilities, and if you've elected to stay in our residence halls, also grants you access to the dining hall. If you do not upload a photo, your photo will be taken once you arrive on campus.
  • Submit a video for class placement (if applicable) 
    • To schedule you into the appropriate class level, we ask that you prepare a short video demonstrating your talent. Review the class placement submission form for requirements and expectations. Videos must be submitted at least two weeks prior to your program's start date. Late submissions may not be reviewed and you may be placed at a level that does not match your ability. Video Submissions are required for the following programs: 
      • Bass Workshop
      • Brass Workshop
      • Commercial Dance Intensive
      • Drums and Percussion Workshop
      • Global String Program
      • Gospel Performance Program
      • Guitar Sessions
      • Musical Theater Dance Intensive
      • Summer Dance Intensive
      • Youth Musical Theater Summer Program
      • Vocal Summit
  • Choose your ensembles and electives (if applicable)
    • If you are enrolled in the Musical Theater Workshop you will need to choose your ensembles and electives using our online questionnaire before coming to campus. As part of your questionnaire, you will need to post a link to a video audition specifically for this program. Your video will allow us to consider you for solos in the final showcase or any other opportunities that may arise. You will be asked to sing one to two memorized selections in character from any musical theater repertoire. Piano accompaniment and simple filming is all you need. iPhone recordings are acceptable. Important tip: set your video to be viewable by anyone with the link as several faculty members will need access to your video.
  • Check your email for important information 
    • You should continue to check the email that you used to enroll in your program for important information. You will receive a detailed check-in email with information regarding your assigned arrival location, housing assignment, and program schedule one to two weeks prior to the start date of your program.
  • Download the CrowdCompass App
    • Within the week prior to your program start date, you will receive instructions to download an app called CrowdCompass Events. This app will allow you to view your program schedule and connect with other Summer Programs students.


Aspire: Five-Week Next Steps Checklist 

In addition to the list above, students in the Aspire: Five-Week program have extra steps they need to take before arriving on campus.

  • Review your Berklee OnePass credentials
    • In the weeks leading up to the program you will receive instructions to access your new Berklee email address and OnePass, which gives you access to Berklee’s internal network. This information will be sent to the email address you provided at registration. Once your Berklee email address is active, you will begin receiving communications there.
  • Complete your course placement assessments
    • You will be asked to complete two placement assessments that will help us assign you to the appropriate classes for your current level. If you are presented with unfamiliar questions or topics while taking either assessment, there is no need to worry. Our goal is to properly place students in appropriately challenging performance and academic environments to allow for productive and positive learning outcomes.
    • Both placement assessments are due two weeks prior to the start of the program. You will receive links to access the online assessments at your Berklee email address and will use your OnePass credentials to log into the assessments.
  • International students: Obtain an I-20 form and apply for your F-1 visa
    • International students should reference instructions sent to you for requesting an I-20 from Berklee. After receiving your I-20, you will need to obtain an F-1 student visa at your local US embassy or consulate.
  • Gather your academic supplies
    • Workbooks for your Aspire: Five-Week program courses, as well as electronics, Berklee merchandise, and various other supplies, are available at the Berklee Bookstore, which is located near the center of campus at 1090 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215. Required books include:
      • Five-Week Musicianship by Rick Peckham and Scott McCormick
      • Summer Performance Program Music Theory by Bob Doezema 


Requesting Accommodations

Accommodations are available for students with documented medical needs. Available services may include academic accommodations, academic coaching services, special housing accommodations, dietary accommodations, and referrals to on-campus support, including adaptive technology and tutoring.

Accommodations for students enrolled in one of Berklee's Summer Programs are created through an interactive process that includes the student, the faculty, the Office of Housing and Residential Education, a dietitian, and the Accessibility Resources for Students staff. Students can request academic, housing, and dietary accommodations by following the steps listed in this Help Center article.


Plan Your Trip

As you’re making travel arrangements for your Summer Program, take some time to review the following resources.

How to Get to Berklee's Boston Campus

Berklee College of Music's Boston campus is conveniently located in the heart of Boston and is accessible from all of the city's major highways and via air, train, bus, and car. Visit this Help Center article for more details on how to get to Berklee's campus.

If you are traveling as a minor you may also want to review these helpful travel tips for minors.

What to Pack 

  • If you are staying on campus, refer to this packing list for items you’ll need during your program.
  • With the exception of pianists and drummers, students are expected to bring their instruments to performance-based programs. Review our list of instruments and gear to bring to your program in this Help Center article.
  • Make sure to review your program's webpage for additional required items.


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