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Culminating Experience Resource Guide: Culminating Experience Deadlines

Information for Berklee graduate students and faculty on preparing and submitting Culminating Experience projects to the Berklee Archives. Also includes additional academic writing and research resources from the Library.




Archives, Institutional Repositories, and Open Access


Culminating Experience Deadlines
Archival submission due dates for Boston, Valencia, and Berklee Online masters programs


Formatting Files for the Archives


Resources for Students


Resources for Program Directors and Advisors 


FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)


Writing and Research Resources

The Culminating Experience must be completed (approved by advisor and submitted to Berklee Archives) by the following deadlines, according to campus location: 

  • Boston, Massachusetts:
    • June Graduates: July 2, 2020
    • December Graduates: TBC


  • Valencia, Spain:
    • July Graduates: June 29, 2020
    • December Graduates: November 30, 2020


  • Berklee Online programs:
    • Spring Term: June 28, 2020

Final faculty reviews must be completed by the following deadlines, according to campus location: 

  • Boston, Massachusetts: July 10, 2020
  • Valencia, Spain:
    • June submissions: July 3, 2020
    • November submissions: December 4, 2020
  • Berklee Online programs:
    • Spring Term: July 3, 2020

Students who select "limited access" on their distribution agreement restrict access to their project to the Berklee community for one year after graduation. Students may renew this embargo up to four times for a total of five years' limited access. It is the student's responsibility to renew this embargo by the stated deadline; requests to renew after the deadline has passed will not be honored. 


The deadline to renew the embargo is March 1. To renew your embargo, email


Note: Special extensions up to an additional 5 years will be considered for business or legal reasons such as pending patents. 

Covid-19 Update

Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, these deadlines are subject to change. This page will be updated as details are confirmed. For immediate assistance, contact