Vermont Law School will continue with virtual classes during the fall semester. The physical campus will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so. VLS community members should check their email for more information. Please visit vermontlaw.edu/covid19 for general information, resources, and updates.
The Vermont Law School Admissions Office uses a paperless review and decision process. This page will provide explanations for the various status messages that you may see your file progress through. If you have any questions about the information on this page, please contact us.
Once your application is received and processed by the office (a process that may take a couple days during peak application season), you will receive an acknowledgment email. Your user name and password will be included in this email. This is how you will access the Applicant Status Portal (JD Students Only). The applicant status portal will display all current information about your application to Vermont Law School including contact information, mailings sent to you, and deposit deadlines for admitted students.
Admissions has received your application and is processing your file. We will contact you if a portion of your file has not been received. At your request, we may be awaiting additional information such as a Letter of Recommendation, updated resume, or final transcript. Please contact us if you see this status for a prolonged period of time.
All the necessary parts of your application have been received. Your file is ready for review.
Your file is now in the first round of review. This typically takes two to four weeks depending on file load.
In Committee Review
Your file required an additional review by our Faculty Admissions Committee. This will extend the review of your file. Factors for this vary. You may contact the Admissions Office for specific information regarding your file.
Your file is on hold for further review. Additional documents may be required.
Hold for Future LSAT
You have asked Admissions to hold your file until you take or retake the LSAT. Your file will continue the review process once this information is received from LSAC.
Admissions has offered you a seat in this years class. You will receive further information about deposit deadlines and scholarship shortly.
You have been conditionally offered a seat in this years class. You will receive information regarding the conditions that must be satisfied to permit enrollment. Please call Admissions if you have questions following receipt of the information.
Admissions has placed you on the wait-list. You will receive an email outlining the steps you may take to strengthen your file.
Remain on WL
You have chosen to remain on the final wait-list. If we are able to offer seats to our wait-list, these offers should be made soon.
We have received your first deposit. Thank you!
We have received your second deposit. Welcome, Swan!
Unfortunately we were not able to offer you a seat in the class. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to review your file.
You have chosen to withdraw your application after making a deposit.