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Berklee Online

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Location: Boston, MA
Number of undergraduate students: approx. 75,000 (year)
Type of Institution: Private
Setting: Online
Delivery Format: Online

The Community College of Philadelphia has a program-to-program transfer agreement with Berklee Online a part of Berklee College of Music, Inc. To benefit from this Agreement, students must earn an associate degree before transfer.

Under this Agreement, Berklee Online will accept all or most of the courses from the Associate in Art (A.A.) in Music Performance or Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Sound Recording and Music Technology from Community College of Philadelphia to satisfy half of the Berklee Online’s Bachelor of Professional Studies degrees assuring third-year junior status.

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Transfer guides are created and maintained to help students and staff make appropriate course and program choices. The guides show how the requirements for the appropriate Community College of Philadelphia associate degree transfer to the bachelor's institution. It is, however, possible for program requirements at Community College of Philadelphia or the transfer institution to change without advanced notice.

Admissions Eligibility

Under this Agreement, students pursuing admissions into Berklee Online’s Bachelor of Professional Studies degrees will follow an expedited admissions process for which an essay or letter of recommendations will not be required. Instead, students must meet the following terms and conditions: 

  • Graduate from Community College of Philadelphia with an A.A. in Music Performance or A.A.S. in Sound Recording and Music Technology. 
  • Earn a minimum 2.0 final Community College of Philadelphia cumulative grade point average (GPA). 
  • Complete the admissions application in time for any one of Berklee Online’s four annual semester starts (Fall in September, Winter in January, Spring in April or Summer in June). The application fee is waived.

Transfer into Berklee Online’s Bachelor of Professional Studies degree in Music Composition for Film, TV and Games requires submission of a portfolio for admissions. Details are included in the transfer guide for this major. 

Students interested in this Agreement are strongly encouraged to talk with a Berklee Online Admissions Representative and/or a Community College of Philadelphia Program Advisor for the Music Department to develop a course taking strategy to maximize course transferability.

Note:

  • Students are responsible for sending Berklee Online official transcripts from all attended institutions, including military transcripts, for evaluation of credit. Transfer credit will be awarded for courses with a grade of “C” or above. Eligible AP, CLEP, etc. may be considered for credit with appropriate documentation. Developmental courses are not eligible for transfer.
  • The maximum number of credits that can transfer to Berklee Online is 60. Students who transfer up to 60 credits will be responsible for completing a minimum of 60 credits at Berklee Online as outlined in the Transfer Guides included below. This allows students who follow the Transfer Guides and complete the approved associate degree at Community College of Philadelphia to have earned half of the matching Berklee Online bachelor’s degree.
  • Community College of Philadelphia students interested in transfer to Berklee Online are expected to use the Transfer Guides and are responsible only for requirements in the appropriate Transfer Guides. 
  • Students who have pursued a Community College of Philadelphia associate degree other than those designated in this Agreement or who do not earn the associate degree in the designated curricula and who wish to transfer to Berklee Online are not eligible for the benefits outlined in this Agreement. Such students will be considered for admissions on an individual basis and their credits will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis.

Advantages

Students who participate in this Agreement are eligible for the following benefits:

  • Application fee to Berklee Online will be waived.
  • Informational meetings with Berklee Online representative during the MUS 290 Music Internship course taught every fall semester.

Financial Aid

All transfer students will be provided with Berklee Online financial aid information and receive full consideration for Berklee Online financial aid upon matriculation at Berklee Online just like native students with junior status.

Contact Information

Community College of Philadelphia students pursuing the Associate in Art (A.A.) degree in Music Performance or Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Sound Recording and Music Technology from Community College of Philadelphia are strongly encouraged to talk with the Community College of Philadelphia Music department to develop a course taking strategy to maximize course transferability. Students are also welcome to contact the transfer institution directly.

Community College of Philadelphia
Paul J. Geissinger
Associate Professor, Music Department Head
Spring Garden Records Director
215-751-8915
 

Berklee Online
Wendy Kozak-Wilks
Transcript Evaluation Manager
transfer@online.berklee.edu

or 

Admissions
Phone: 617-747-2146
Text: 866-237-5533


Approved Academic Degree Programs

The following Community College of Philadelphia Associate in Arts (A.A.) and Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees are included in this Agreement and correspond to Berklee Online’s Bachelor of Professional Studies degrees as noted.

Transfer guides are created and maintained to help students and staff make appropriate course and program choices. The guides show how the requirements for the appropriate Community College of Philadelphia associate degree transfer to the bachelor's institution. It is, however, possible for program requirements at Community College of Philadelphia or the transfer institution to change without advanced notice.

Students are advised to visit with a Community College of Philadelphia music faculty, academic advisor or counselor for further assistance.

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Use the category headers to sort by Community College of Philadelphia program major or Transfer Program major.

CCP Programsort descending Bachelor Program Transfer Guidelines
Music Performance Interdisciplinary Music Studies Transfer Guide
Sound Recording and Music Technology Electronic Music Production and Sound Design Transfer Guide
Sound Recording and Music Technology Music Composition for Film, TV & Games Transfer Guide
Sound Recording and Music Technology Music Production Transfer Guide