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Admitted Students

Congratulations and Welcome to Vermont!

This page contains useful information for incoming students. The admissions staff is here to make your transition to Vermont as seamless and informative as possible. We encourage you to bookmark this page and feel free to call or email us if you have any questions or need assistance locating information.

Important dates including deposit deadlines, on-line chats, and other events will appear on the calendar below. Please see Next Steps for information on finalizing the matriculation process.

We are excited to have you join our community!

Next Steps

  • Financial Aid
    Students that wish to be considered for institutional aid and federal loans must fill out a FAFSA. Awards are mailed in March and will continue on a rolling basis. Questions?
  • Visit Campus/Admitted Student Day
    We encourage you to visit! The easiest method is to fly into Burlington and rent a car. Vermont has very limited public transportation. See the transportation page for all available options.
  • Pay Tuition Deposits ($750)
    April 15th: $250
    June 15th: $500
    These dates will change depending on when you are admitted (see your admission letter). We encourage you to submit your Intent to Enroll and tuition deposits online. We accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express, and eCheck. All deposits are non-refundable and will be credited towards the first semester tuition.
  • Make the Vermont Transition
    Housing, Local Services, Insurance. Let us know how we can help you become familiar with VLS, area services, and the surrounding communities.
  • Request Final Transcripts
    Official transcripts from your degree granting institution must be mailed to the Admissions Office prior to the first day of classes. For JD and LLM students, this is in addition to the transcripts sent to LSAC during the application review process.
  • Attend Orientation
    Orientation for all programs will be held during the week of August 18, 2014. JD, Masters, and LLM in American Legal Studies begin Monday. All other LLM programs begin on Wednesday (international students are encouraged to begin Monday). 
    Available preliminary schedules: JD | Masters & LLM

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We are sad to see you go but appreciate you letting us know your plans should you decide not to enroll at VLS.

Admissions Ambassadors

Questions about law school, life in South Royalton "SoRo," or on campus student groups? The Admitted Student Ambassadors are here to make your transition to Vermont as informed as possible. Watch your inbox for a message from your assigned ASA.

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We invite you to have the real Vermont experience by visiting our campus! Follow this link for visiting information, driving directions, and local accomodations. Don't miss our annual Admitted Students Day. Please call or email our office to set up a "talk and tour" with an admissions counselor. Also include whether you wish to visit with any other departments, such as Financial Aid.


Orientation is designed to acquaint students with the institution, the community, law school culture, and legal education. A significant emphasis is on academic preparation. The fundamental goal is to empower students to learn, so that they may begin their studies as informed and confident students from the first day of class.

Computing and IT Resources

Find information about all things IT related! PC or Mac? Find out compatibility information here.

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Life at Vermont! Research Student Life and find information on Student Government and Student Groups, Housing, Resources for partner's/families, and Local Recreation.

Tuition and Fees   New window icon

Visit the Tuition and Fees schedule page for updates. Also visit the Business Office's pages to help answer any questions you may have about billing and payments.

Career Development   New window icon

These folks provide lots of information on job searching and career choices, including job listings databases and "how to" information.

Business Office

Visit the Business Office pages for information on billing, fees, and student health insurance.