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Fall 2022 Update

For updated information, please visit the Fall 2022 Frequently Asked Questions section. All updates on the COVID-19 are on our Public Safety Alerts page.

Frequently Asked Questions - Fall 2022

To get the answers that apply to you, please, select if you are an undergraduate or a graduate student:

Graduate

Q: What will the fall semester be like for students?

Students in Valencia for the fall 2022 semester will take the majority of their courses in person. Only Ear training classes will be offered remotely. The ratio of in-person and remote classes will depend on each student’s needs and choices, as some students may elect to take remote classes from Boston, in addition to their Valencia classes, but we anticipate most students will be able to select the vast majority of their classes in person. The full catalog of classes offered both remotely and in-person is already available on my.berklee.edu.

Undergraduate

Q: I am not able to attend this fall. Can I start during a later semester?

First Year Abroad Students

Admitted students to Berklee College of Music’s full­-time fall (September) undergraduate programs may defer their admission to either the spring (January) or summer (May) semester in Boston only. Please note that students who do not attend for fall 2022 will not be eligible to receive the fall portion of their scholarship or financial aid. To defer your acceptance, email eo@berklee.edu

Study Abroad Students

Admitted students to Berklee College of Music’s Study Abroad program may defer their application. Please contact studyabroad@berklee.edu.

 

Q: What will the fall semester be like for students?

Students in Valencia for the fall 2022 semester will take the majority of their courses in person. Only Ear training classes will be offered remotely. The ratio of in-person and remote classes will depend on each student’s needs and choices, as some students may elect to take remote classes from Boston, in addition to their Valencia classes, but we anticipate most students will be able to select the vast majority of their classes in person. The full catalog of classes offered both remotely and in-person is already available on my.berklee.edu.

Graduate

Q: Where can I find the 2022-2023 academic calendar?

You can find the 2022-2023 academic calendar on our website

Undergraduate

Q: Where can I find the 2022-2023 academic calendar?

You can find the 2022-2023 academic calendar on our website

Q: How will ensemble placements be facilitated?

For entering college students, ensemble auditions, the Entering Student Proficiency Assessment (for harmony and arranging class placement), and the ear training class placement will all be conducted online. 

Ensemble placement for entering students will be based on the audition that occurs before the fall semester begins. Ensemble placement for continuing students is most often based on auditions that were conducted in the previous semester. However, there are many aspects about the process that are still being developed and more information will be communicated once the process is finalized.

Graduate

Q: What is the process to obtain a visa to study in Spain?

It is recommended that you start preparing your visa application at least four months before your program start date. You will need your student visa before starting the program in Valencia. Learn more about the student visa process.

Q: Who can I contact at Berklee to receive visa counseling?

If you are experiencing difficulties in getting your visa, please reach out to admissionsvalencia@berklee.edu as soon as possible, so they can work with you on possible alternatives.

Q: I am an EU citizen. Do I need a visa to study on the Valencia campus?

If you are a citizen or legal resident of the European Union (EU), Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland, or Switzerland, you do not need a visa to study on our Valencia campus. 

For more information regarding visas, please visit this website

Undergraduate

Q: What is the process to obtain a visa to study in Spain?

First Year and Study Abroad Students

  • Schedule an appointment with your consulate as soon as possible and ensure that you have all required documentation ready.
  • Berklee will schedule a group appointment at the Spanish consulate in Boston for U.S. students. If you want to take advantage of this appointment please email studyabroad@berklee.edu
  • If your consulate is not able to offer you an appointment or if you are not able to take advantage of the Berklee group appointment, please reach out to studyabroad@berklee.edu so they can work with you on possible alternatives.

It is recommended that you start preparing your visa application at least four months before your program start date. You will need your student visa before starting the program in Valencia. For more information about the visa process, visit:

Q: I am an EU citizen. Do I need a visa to study on the Valencia campus?

If you are a citizen or legal resident of the European Union (EU), Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland, or Switzerland, you do not need a visa to study on our Valencia campus. 

For more information regarding visas, please visit:

First Year Abroad
Study Abroad

Q: Who can I contact at Berklee to receive visa counseling?

First Year Abroad Students and Study Abroad Students can contact studyabroad@berklee.edu.

It is recommended that you start preparing your visa application at least four months before your program start date. You will need your student visa before starting the program in Valencia.

Graduate

Q: How will common spaces, such as bathrooms, lounges, and elevators, be maintained to maximize safety?

For common areas, we will establish measures recommended by local health authorities, such as:

  • controlling flows of people through corridors and lounges;
  • reducing restroom and elevator capacity; and
  • reinforcing cleaning procedures.
Q: What should I do if I need housing or academic accommodations because of a disability?

Visit Accessibility Resources for Students to learn more about how to request accommodations for your housing and courses in Valencia. 

Q: Will I have access to practice rooms, studios, the library, and other physical resources? How will this work?

You will have access to reserve Berklee facilities via the Berklee Valencia intranet. Depending on the current protocols, physical distancing and/or reduced capacities may apply. We are committed to making facilities available to students while also maintaining a safe campus that allows for physical distancing and reduced campus density.

Q: Will the equipment room still be available for all students? Do I need to bring additional equipment such as my own microphone and headphones?

The equipment room will be available for both on-campus and off-campus material. Please note that all students are required to bring their own vocal microphone and headphones although a limited number may also be available to be borrowed from the equipment room.

Q: What are the technology expectations for students? What should I do if I’m unable to purchase the required technology?

Apart from the normal technology requirements, students should have:

  • An internal or external webcam;
  • An internal or external microphone;
  • Speakers or headphones; and 
  • A broadband internet connection with at least 10 megabits per second (Mbps) upload and download speed. You can check your connection speed here.

For any questions related to technology requirements, please contact atvalencia@berklee.edu.

Undergraduate

Q: Will I have a roommate? How will my roommate be chosen, and when will I find out who they are?

You will be assigned to a single or double room. We will try to honor your requests as indicated on your preference form. Room assignments will be communicated no later than July 15. 

Q: When will move-in take place? Will my family be able to help me move to campus?

Move-in at the student residence takes place August 28–29. We are currently following all recommended health and safety protocols to plan for a safe move-in process for all undergraduate students in Valencia. We will confirm next steps to all enrolled students as soon as this process is confirmed.

Q: How will common spaces, such as bathrooms, lounges, and elevators, be maintained to maximize safety?

For common areas, we will establish measures recommended by local health authorities, such as:

  • controlling flows of people through corridors and lounges;
  • reducing restroom and elevator capacity; and
  • reinforcing cleaning procedures.
Q: What should I do if I need housing or academic accommodations because of a disability?

Visit Accessibility Resources for Students to learn more about how to request accommodations for your housing and courses in Valencia. 

Q: Will there be a virtual group meeting for students before leaving for Spain?

First Year Abroad and Study Abroad students will be invited to a virtual pre-departure meeting in July to learn more about preparing for Valencia. 

Q: Will I have access to practice rooms, studios, the library, and other physical resources? How will this work?

You will have access to reserve Berklee facilities via the Berklee Valencia intranet. Depending on the current protocols, physical distancing and/or reduced capacities may apply. We are committed to making facilities available to students while also maintaining a safe campus that allows for physical distancing and reduced campus density.

Q: Will the equipment room still be available for all students? Do I need to bring additional equipment such as my own microphone and headphones?

The equipment room will be available for both on-campus and off-campus material. Please note that all students are required to bring their own vocal microphone and headphones although a limited number may also be available to be borrowed from the equipment room.

Q: What are the technology expectations for students? What should I do if I’m unable to purchase the required technology?

Apart from the normal technology requirements, students should have:

  • An internal or external webcam;
  • An internal or external microphone;
  • Speakers or headphones; and 
  • A broadband internet connection with at least 10 megabits per second (Mbps) upload and download speed. You can check your connection speed here.

For any questions related to technology requirements, please contact atvalencia@berklee.edu.

Graduate

Q: What exactly is included in my MAPFRE health insurance?

All participants are covered by MAPFRE health insurance while enrolled in a program on the Valencia campus. You will receive your MAPFRE insurance card and information during orientation. View information on the plan’s coverage.

Undergraduate

Q: What exactly is included in my MAPFRE health insurance?

All participants are covered by MAPFRE health insurance while enrolled in a program on the Valencia campus. You will receive your MAPFRE insurance card and information during orientation. View information on the plan’s coverage.

 

Contact Information

If I have other questions, whom should I contact?

For general inquiries please contact:
Undergraduate - First Year Abroad: admissions@berklee.edu
Undergraduate - Study Abroad: studyabroad@berklee.edu

For Housing and Campus Life questions please contact:
Undergraduate: studyabroad@berklee.edu

For Academic questions, advising and registration please contact:
Undergraduate: studyabroad@berklee.edu

For Technology questions please contact:
Undergraduate: atvalencia@berklee.edu
Graduate: atvalencia@berklee.edu

For Visa questions please contact:
Undergraduate: studyabroad@berklee.edu

For Health and Wellness please contact:
Undergraduate: studentaffairsvalencia@berklee.edu