Consumer Information

Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, academic institutions must make certain information available to current and prospective students. The required information can be seen under the following categories:

Accreditation

Boston Conservatory is authorized by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to grant degrees in the performing and related arts, and is accredited by both the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The school’s last comprehensive evaluation for accreditation was in 2009.

College Navigator

College Navigator is a free consumer information tool offered by the Department of Education designed to help students, parents, high school counselors, and others search for and obtain information about U.S. postsecondary institutions. The information is collected by the Department of Education from more than 7,000 postsecondary institutions.

Copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing issues

See the Institutional Electronic Information policy located in the Student Handbook. 

Contact Bob Xavier, director, systems and networks, at 617-912-9148 for more information.

Drug-free workplace statement

See the Alcohol and Drug policy on page 21 of the Boston Conservatory Employee Handbook on the Portal. 

Contact the Berklee Human Resources Staff at 617-747-2375 for more information. 

Facilities

Please see our list of facilities here.

If you need assistance with our facilities, please see the Physical Plant Maintenance Requests page on the Portal.

Academics

Contact Andy Vores, associate dean for curriculum and academic planning, at 617-912-9107 for more information about the following:

Enrollment

Contact Jeffrey Kinnamon, registrar, at 617-912-9146 for Boston Conservatory enrollment information.

Diversity of Student Body (enrolled, full-time students)

Institutions must make available to current and prospective students information about student body diversity, including the percentage of enrolled, full-time students who:

  • are male;
  • are female;
  • are a self-identified member of a major racial or ethnic group; and
  • receive a Federal Pell Grant

The following statistics are taken from the College Navigator:

In fall 2015, Boston Conservatory’s student body was made up of the following:

  • Male: 37%
  • Female: 63%

Self-Identified race/ethnicity:

  • American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Black or African American: 4%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 9%
  • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
  • White: 50%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • Race/ethnicity unknown: 24%
  • Non-resident alien: 10%

Pell Grant Recipients
Fifteen percent of the school's total enrollment in the 2014–2015 academic year were Pell Grant recipients.

Graduation and Retention Rates
The following statistics are taken from College Navigator:

  • The graduation rate for students who started in fall 2009 is 59%.
  • The first-to-second-year retention rate for first-time students pursuing a bachelor's degree who started in fall 2014 and returned in fall 2015 is 91%.

Privacy Rights
Please refer to the Terms of Use and Privacy Statement.

Withdrawal Policy
Contact Jeffrey Kinnamon, registrar, at 617-912-9146 for Boston Conservatory’s academic withdrawal policy. Current conservatory students can access the Withdrawal Policy (Student Handbook) in the conservatory portal.

Finance

Contact the Bursar at 617-912-9164 for more information on Boston Conservatory at Berklee's financial policies, including:

Financial Aid

Contact Nicole Brennan, director of financial aid, at 617-912-9120 for more information on Boston Conservatory at Berklee's financial aid policies and process, including:

Cost of Attendance
Every school who participates in the Federal Financial Aid Program provides Cost of Attendance (CoA) information, also known as a budget. The CoA represents what it would cost for a student to attend a particular institution. The CoA includes direct costs such as tuition, fees, and on-campus room and board as well as indirect costs such as books, travel, and off-campus room and board. It is an estimated figure.

Entrance Counseling
Student borrowers of Federal Student Loans are required to learn their rights and responsibilities with regard to their loans by completing the Entrance Counseling Interview at studentloans.gov. Students need their FSA ID to enter the website.

Exit Counseling
Once a student who has received Federal Student Loans graduates, withdraws, or drops below half time status, they are required to fill out the Exit Counseling Interview at studentloans.gov. The Exit Counseling Interview renews the Entrance Counseling Information and also provides information about repayment and deferral options. Students will need their FSA ID to enter the website.

Federal Loan Code Of Conduct
Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Violations: Federal law provides that a student who has been convicted of an offense under any federal or state law involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving financial aid shall not be eligible to receive any federal or institutional grant, loan, or work assistance during the period beginning on the date of such conviction and ending after the interval specified in the following table. If convicted of an offense involving:

Financial Aid Penalties: Possession

possession of a controlled substance ineligibility period
First Offense 1 year
Second Offense 2 years
Third Offense Indefinite

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financial Aid Penalties: Sale

sale of a controlled substance ineligibility period
First Offense 2 years
Second Offense indefinite

 

 

 

 

 

A student whose eligibility has been suspended due to a conviction for possession or sale of a controlled substance may resume eligibility before the end of the ineligibility period if:

  • the student satisfactorily completes a drug rehabilitation program that:
  • complies with the criteria prescribed in the federal regulations;
  • and includes two unannounced drug tests
  • the student successfully passes two unannounced drug tests conducted by a drug rehabilitation program that complies with the criteria prescribed in the federal regulations; or
  • the conviction is reversed, set aside, or otherwise rendered nugatory.

Net Price Calculator

The Net Price Calculator is used to find estimates of a student’s financial aid based on their FAFSA information. Institutional aid is included in the Net Price Calculator based on what students received in previous years. Applicants should know, however, that institutional aid is not based on a student's FAFSA information; rather, it is based on the merit of the student’s admissions audition. FAFSA information will be considered if it is submitted to the appropriate parties by the time of scholarship deliberations, but the primary factor in determining aid will be the merit of the audition.

Health

Counseling and Wellness Information
Contact Stacy Hill, director of wellness services, at 617-912-9260 for more information on Boston Conservatory at Berklee's wellness policies, including:

Safety and Security

In the event of an emergency, call 911.
Boston Conservatory and Berklee College of Music share public safety services.

To contact the security desk at the Conservatory’s main building (8 Fenway), call 617-912-9191 or email publicsafety@berklee.edu. Contact Nadine Taylor-Miller, associate director/deputy chief, at 617-747-2388 for more information on public safety services, policies, and procedures.

Please see the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for information about the following:

  • Emergency notification
  • Emergency response and evacuation procedures
  • Facilities security
  • Missing Student Notification Policy and Procedures
  • Campus crime statistics
  • Fire statistics