​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Congratulations and welcome to Vermont Law School!

This page contains useful information for incoming residential students. Information for recently admitted distance learning students can be found here. The admissions staff is here to make your transition to Vermont 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.

​Contact Information:
Toll Free: 888-277-5985
Local: 802-831-1239
Email: admiss@vermontlaw.edu

Important dates—including deposit deadlines, online chats, and other events—are indicated in the calendar below.

 Important Dates



Preliminary Summer Start AJD OrientationPreliminary Summer Start AJD OrientationVLS Campus2016-05-26T04:00:00Z8:30 AM2016-05-26T04:00:00Z1243
Second Tuition Deposit DueSecond Tuition Deposit Due2016-06-15T00:00:00Z637
Request Official Final TranscriptRequest Official Final Transcript2016-07-01T00:00:00Z638
Move to VermontMove to Vermont2016-08-01T00:00:00Z639
JD and Masters OrientationJD and Masters OrientationVermont Law School, South Royalton, VT2016-08-22T04:00:00Z2016-08-26T04:00:00Z392
LLM OrientationLLM Orientation2016-08-24T00:00:00Z726
Classes BeginClasses Begin2016-08-29T00:00:00Z640
Summer Start Enrollment Deposit DueSummer Start Enrollment Deposit Due2017-03-15T00:00:00Z641
Admitted Student DayAdmitted Student DayAdmissions2017-04-03T04:00:00Z8:00 AM2017-04-03T04:00:00Z602
First Enrollment Deposit DueFirst Enrollment Deposit Due2017-04-15T00:00:00Z635
Begin Housing PlansBegin Housing Plans2017-05-01T00:00:00Z636

 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 kmerrill@vermontlaw.edu 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-Access form. Awards are mailed beginning in March and will continue on a rolling basis. Questions? finaid@vermontlaw.edu

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.

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. 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. 

Attend Orientation

Orientation for all Fall programs will be held during the week of August 22, 2016.

Available preliminary schedules: JD | Master's & LLM

Book Lists and Reading Assignments​

Hit the ground running!