Congratulations and welcome to Vermont Law School!
This page contains useful information for Online Hybrid JD students. The admissions staff is here to make your transition to Vermont Law School as seamless and informative as possible. We encourage you to call or email us if you have any questions or need assistance locating information. We are excited to have you join our community.
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Watch Your Mailbox
Your formal VLS Acceptance is coming! A hard copy of your VLS acceptance letter will be mailed to you. Some employers need to see a formal acceptance letter to authorize employee educational benefits, so keep a copy of this letter for your records.
Review Tuition & Financial Aid Information
Students who wish to be considered for federal loans must fill out a FAFSA. If you want to be considered for need-based aid you must also fill out the Need-Based Application at myfinaid.vermontlaw.edu. Awards are electronically sent beginning in March and will continue on a rolling basis. The Vermont Law School FAFSA code is G11934. Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org or call 802-831-1234.
Pay Tuition Deposits
The full $750 deposit must be paid in a single payment by May 1. The date may change depending upon when you are admitted. Please review your admission letter to confirm. 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.
Request Final Transcripts
All offers of admission are contingent upon receiving an official transcript from your degree granting institution with degree earned and date conferred. This must be mailed to the Admissions Office prior to the first day of classes. JD students who applied through LSAC are required to update their LSAC account with a final transcript and do not need to mail an additional final copy to VLS.
Incoming JD students are automatically registered for classes and do not need to take any action. Class schedules are generally available on Campus Web prior to Orientation.
Attend Virtual Online Orientation
Orientation for will be held virtually during the week of August 22, 2022-August 25, 2022. Orientation will be held synchronously on Microsoft Teams 6:30 PM-9:00 PM EST. All students should plan to be available that Monday through Friday 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM EST. There will also be some additional sessions that will be in an asynchronous format.
Plan to Attend the First Residential Classes
The Hybrid Online JD program has the most minimal residency requirement. Students only need to come to campus three times over the entire three year plus one semester program.
The first residential classes will be held Thursday, September 8 through Sunday, September 11 at the Hilton Garden Inn Burlington-Downtown located in Burlington, VT. Students will be required to stay at the same hotel. The details and schedule will be emailed to fully deposited students closer to the time of orientation.
The second residency requirement will be for 4 days (Thursday through Sunday) during the 6th semester and the 3rd and final residency requirement will be for 4 days (Thursday through Sunday) during the 10th semester.
Buy Your Books
An online bookstore awaits you. You will be able to purchase your textbooks for your courses through our online bookstore: Barristers Bookstore. Be certain to order your books early, as shipping may take a few days.
Online Hybrid JD students may contact the Business Office for questions about billing.