Sorry for those of you still waiting.
Wrensong, congrats on the accept for your S ... my D transferred into Berklee in the Spring and it was easier than she thought to start in January. As a transfer, she did not get housing even as an option (she would have been 4th semester, so she wasn't a freshman). Talk to Berklee to see if you can deposit now for Spring, 2013 housing, and then transfer that housing deposit to Fall, 2012, if your S gets off the waitlist. As a freshman, your S will at least get a higher priority in getting a dorm, but as you know it's not a done deal to get a dorm slot.