Vermont Law School has resumed on-campus classes for the fall. Masks are currently required for all community members. For information on campus access, health and safety protocols, and testing requirements please visit vermontlaw.edu/covid19.
To be considered for admission into Vermont Law School's Master’s and JD programs, you must have completed a degree program equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree prior to enrolling. For the LLM programs you must have completed a JD degree from an ABA-accredited institution or the international first law degree equivalent prior to enrolling.
Applicants to our JD and LLM programs are required to apply through LSAC.org. For more information on applying through LSAC as an LLM, please visit Application Process for LLM and Other Law Programs. Master's applicants must use the VLS Web Application.
English language proficiency is required to ensure success while studying at a U.S. higher education institution. Vermont Law School requires a language exam for all students for whom English is not their primary language spoken. Vermont Law School accepts the following language exams to provide sufficient evidence of English language proficiency. When requesting your electronic scores to Vermont Law School use the code 3946.
TOEFL: Test of English as a Foreign Language
Minimum score required: 100
Register here for the TOEFL
IELTS: International English Language Testing System
Minimum score required: 6.5
Register here for the IELTS
PTE: Pearson Test of English
Minimum score required: 68
Register here for the PTE
The English language proficiency requirement is not required for applicants who have completed two years of study from a higher education institution where English is the dominant and official language, or their country of citizenship is a country whose official language is English. Vermont Law School reserves the right to request proof of English language proficiency for any applicant.
Applicants may request an English language proficiency waiver. The waiver process requires a Skype interview with a member of the admissions team. The granting of a waiver is at the discretion of the Office of Admissions and additional proof of language proficiency may be required.
All official score reports should be mailed in the original sealed envelope to:
Vermont Law School Office of Admissions
164 Chelsea Street, PO Box 96
South Royalton, VT 05068
All English Language Proficiency requests should be directed to International Admissions and Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An official transcript evaluation is a required part of the application process. Evaluations must include the courses you have completed, the grades you received, and an overall evaluation of your cumulative coursework. Official transcript evaluations should come directly from the evaluation service. Listed below are suggested transcript evaluation services. The evaluation service must be accredited by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
Incoming international students who wish to study at Vermont Law School should request an F-1 Student Visa. An F-1 Student Visa is a non-immigrant visa status which allows you to study full time at a SEVIS approved institution. All incoming international students who wish to study on an F-1 student visa will be issued a Form I-20. The Form I-20 is a non-immigration document that is required to achieve your student visa. To learn more about the F-1 Student Visa process please visit Study in the States.
As an incoming F-1 Student and before your I-20 can be created, it is required of you to provide proof of funds for tuition, fees, and living expenses for the duration of your program of study. Vermont Law Schools requires the completion and submission of an International Student Affidavit to document that you have sufficient financial resources to pay for and attend Vermont Law School.
You can submit your International Student Affidavit before or after acceptance. Complete your International Student Affidavit here.
Along with your International Student Affidavit the following supporting documents must be included: bank statements and/or a letter from the bank with the total amount of available funds designated for your graduate program at Vermont Law School.
Your Student Affidavit and supporting document should be emailed directly to Brenda Caron, Program Coordinator at email@example.com.
Vermont Law School offers merit-based, need-based, and opportunity-based scholarships. Scholarships are awarded by Vermont Law School and made possible through the generous contributions of VLS alumni and donors. The awards are based on academic abilities, achievements, community service, and other considerations. See what potential scholarships are available here.
Cost of Attendance can be found through the following links:
NOTE: Tuition, fees, and cost of attendance are subject to change each year.
Vermont Law School is committed to welcoming all international students from across the globe. We draw strength from our diversity and global reach and our commitment to being agents of change. If you have any questions please contact: