​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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



Summer Term 1 Classes StartSummer Term 1 Classes Start2017-05-02T00:00:00Z1416
Summer Term 1 Last Day to Add/Drop ClassesSummer Term 1 Last Day to Add/Drop Classes2017-05-05T00:00:00Z1418
Summer Term 1 Classes EndSummer Term 1 Classes End2017-06-21T00:00:00Z1419
Summer Term 2 Classes StartSummer Term 2 Classes Start2017-07-04T00:00:00Z1420
Summer Term 2 Last Day to Add/Drop ClassesSummer Term 2 Last Day to Add/Drop Classes2017-07-07T00:00:00Z1421
Summer Term 2 Classes EndSummer Term 2 Classes End2017-08-23T00:00:00Z1422
ELC Summer Session 1 BeginsELC Summer Session 1 Begins2017-05-30T00:00:00Z1589
ELC Summer Session 1 EndsELC Summer Session 1 Ends2017-06-15T00:00:00Z1590
ELC Summer Session 1 ExamsELC Summer Session 1 Exams2017-06-17T00:00:00Z1591
ELC Summer Eight-Week Classes BeginELC Summer Eight-Week Classes Begin2017-06-09T00:00:00Z1592
ELC Summer Eight-Week Classes EndELC Summer Eight-Week Classes End2017-08-04T00:00:00Z1593
ELC Summer Eight-Week Classes ExamsELC Summer Eight-Week Classes Exams2017-08-05T00:00:00Z1594
ELC Summer Session 2 BeginsELC Summer Session 2 Begins2017-06-19T00:00:00Z1595
ELC Summer Session 2 EndsELC Summer Session 2 Ends2017-06-29T00:00:00Z1596
ELC Summer Session 2 ExamsELC Summer Session 2 Exams2017-07-01T00:00:00Z1597
ELC Summer Session Break BeginsELC Summer Session Break Begins2017-07-02T00:00:00Z1598
ELC Summer Session Break EndsELC Summer Session Break Ends2017-07-09T00:00:00Z1599
ELC Summer Session 3 BeginsELC Summer Session 3 Begins2017-07-10T00:00:00Z1600
ELC Summer Session 3 EndsELC Summer Session 3 Ends2017-07-20T00:00:00Z1601
ELC Summer Session 3 ExamsELC Summer Session 3 Exams2017-07-22T00:00:00Z1602
ELC Summer Session 4 BeginsELC Summer Session 4 Begins2017-07-24T00:00:00Z1603
ELC Summer Session 4 EndsELC Summer Session 4 Ends2017-08-03T00:00:00Z1604
ELC Summer Session 4 ExamsELC Summer Session 4 Exams2017-08-05T00:00:00Z1605
AJD Summer Start 1L OrientationAJD Summer Start 1L Orientation2017-05-25T00:00:00Z1606
AJD Summer Start 1L Classes BeginAJD Summer Start 1L Classes Begin2017-05-30T00:00:00Z1607
AJD Summer Start 1L Classes EndAJD Summer Start 1L Classes End2017-08-07T00:00:00Z1608
AJD Summer Start 1L Reading Period BeginsAJD Summer Start 1L Reading Period Begins2017-08-08T00:00:00Z1609
AJD Summer Start 1L Reading Period EndsAJD Summer Start 1L Reading Period Ends2017-08-09T00:00:00Z1610
AJD Summer Start 1L Exams BeginAJD Summer Start 1L Exams Begin2017-08-10T00:00:00Z1611
AJD Summer Start 1L Exams EndAJD Summer Start 1L Exams End2017-08-14T00:00:00Z1612
2L and 3L JD Classes Begin2L and 3L JD Classes Begin2017-05-30T00:00:00Z1613
2L and 3L JD Classes End2L and 3L JD Classes End2017-08-04T00:00:00Z1614
Summer Term EndsSummer Term Ends2017-08-25T00:00:00Z1615
Fall Term BeginsFall Term Begins2017-08-28T00:00:00Z2017-08-28T04:00:00Z1642
Classe Session #1 BeginsClasse Session #1 Begins2017-09-05T00:00:00Z2017-09-05T04:00:00Z1643
Class Session #1 EndsClass Session #1 Ends2017-10-25T00:00:00Z2017-10-25T04:00:00Z1644
Class Session #2 BeginsClass Session #2 Begins2017-10-31T00:00:00Z2017-10-31T04:00:00Z1645
Class Session #2 EndsClass Session #2 Ends2017-12-20T00:00:00Z2017-12-20T05:00:00Z1646
JD and Masters OrientationJD and Masters Orientation2017-08-21T00:00:00Z2017-08-25T04:00:00Z1647
LLM OrientationLLM Orientation2017-08-23T00:00:00Z2017-08-25T04:00:00Z1648
Masters and LLM Registration BeginsMasters and LLM Registration Begins2017-08-24T00:00:00Z2017-08-24T04:00:00Z1649
Classes BeginClasses Begin2017-08-28T00:00:00Z2017-08-28T04:00:00Z1650
Labor Day (Holiday)Labor Day (Holiday)2017-09-04T00:00:00Z2017-09-04T04:00:00Z1651
Last Day to Add or Drop CoursesLast Day to Add or Drop Courses2017-09-05T00:00:00Z2017-09-05T04:00:00Z1652
Fall BreakFall Break2017-10-07T00:00:00Z2017-10-10T04:00:00Z1653
Fall Term Classes EndFall Term Classes End2017-12-08T00:00:00Z2017-12-08T05:00:00Z1655
Reading PeriodReading Period2017-12-09T00:00:00Z2017-12-12T05:00:00Z1656
Examination PeriodExamination Period2017-12-13T00:00:00Z2017-12-22T05:00:00Z1657
Fall Term EndsFall Term Ends2017-12-22T00:00:00Z2017-12-22T05:00:00Z1658
Thanksgiving HolidayThanksgiving Holiday2017-11-22T00:00:00Z2017-11-26T05:00:00Z1654

 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 CSS Profile Application. Awards are electronically sent 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 21, 2017.

Available preliminary schedules: JD | Master's & LLM

Book Lists and Reading Assignments​

Hit the ground running!