At Boston Conservatory at Berklee, we believe that students must have adequate proficiency in English to fully benefit from the rigorous curriculum we offer. For this reason, we require non-native speakers of English to submit recent TOEFL or IELTS scores. The minimum scores required for admission are listed below. If you have attended an English-speaking secondary institution for at least two years, you may submit the SAT or ACT in lieu of the TOEFL or IELTS exam. All test scores must be received by the conservatory Office of Admissions by January 15. The conservatory's score code for the TOEFL exam is 3084. Information about the TOEFL and IELTS exams is available at www.toefl.org and www.ielts.org.
Please review the Boston Conservatory at Berklee ESL Policy.
TOEFL and IELTS Scores Required for Admissions Consideration
|PROGRAM||TOEFL IBT||TOEFL PAPER-BASED||IELTS|
Graduate Performance Diploma
Professional Studies Certificate
Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Master of Music in Performance or Composition
Master of Fine Arts
Artist Diploma in Performance
|Master of Music in Music Education||91||580||7.0*|
*IELTS scores listed are guidelines based on overall band scores. Individual break-out scores in the four areas (Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking) will be evaluated to determine eligibility for admissions to a particular program of study.
If your test score does not meet the minimum score for your intended program, you may be invited to attend our Music and English Intensive Program.