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For Recently Admitted Residential Students

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​​​Congratulations and welcome to Vermont Law School!

This page contains useful information for incoming on-campus students. Information for recently admitted online learning students can be found here. The admissions staff is here t​o make your transition to Vermont as seam​less 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.

​Contact Information:
Toll Free: 888-277-5985
Local: 802-831-1239

Next Steps

Visit Vermont & VLS

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. Email Katie Merrill at km​ if you have any questions.

Attend Admitted Student Day​

Experience a day as a Vermont Law student. Explore campus, learn about all the different academic programs and clinical opportunities​, sit in on classes, and talk with faculty, students, and alumni. 

Review Tuition & Financial Aid Information

Learn more about all our scholarship opportunities. Students that wish to be considered for institutional aid and 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 Awards are electronically sent beginning in March and will continue on a rolling basis. Questions?

Pay Tuition Deposits

The total deposit amount due is $750.  This amount is split into two charges:  The First Deposit, in the amount of $250, is due by April 15th. The Second Deposit, in the amount of $500, is due by June 15th. These dates may change depending on 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.

Deferment and Reapplication Policy

Vermont Law School does not offer students the option to defer their enrollment to a subsequent year. If you are interested in joining us for the next enrollment year, you can request that we reactivate your application once that cycle begins. This will allow you to use your existing application documents saving you time and fees. Additional documents may be requested. Once reactivated, your application will go through the admissions review process. Admission standards vary from year to year and a prior admission to VLS does not guarantee admission in a subsequent year. Scholarships are never guaranteed. If you do not enroll in the following year from your initial application, a new application is required.

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

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. 

Class Registration

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. Master's and LLM students will register for classes with their adviser during Orientation. 

Attend Orientation

Orientation for all Fall programs will be held during the week of August 23, 2020.

Book Lists and Reading Assignments​

Hit the ground running!​​


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