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This application form is for Vermont Law and Graduate School's Professional Certificate in Restorative Justice.  Candidates seeking our other degrees should visit the Admissions Site.


In general, applications to Vermont Law and Graduate School's graduate programs are considered from any person who has earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent international degree and who meets other entrance requirements. 


As you are completing your application, please note that much of the biographical information requested does not have an impact on the Admission Committee's decisions.  Your biographical history helps the Admissions Committee understand the context of your application.


Please contact us at any point for questions or assistance in the application process.


  • Completed application form

  • Professional resume or curriculum vitae

  • Essays as described below

  • Two (2) letters of recommendation

  • Official transcripts from all schools attended

  • All applicants whose native language is not English and have not lived or studied in an English-speaking country for at least two years must submit TOEFL, PTE or IELTS scores

Essays & Statements


Required
  • Goals Essay (500 word limit) - In essay format, describe the goals that are motivating you to pursue a graduate program.  How do you think the skills and experience you will gain at Vermont Law and Graduate School will help you achieve these goals?

  • Diversity Statement (300 word limit) In what ways would you contribute to and/or support Vermont Law and Graduate School's commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion?

Optional Essays
  • Consider submitting an optional statement addressing any one (1) of the following prompts (300 word limit)
    • How have you tried to affect change in relation to an issue of personal, local, or national significance?
    • If you feel your academic record is not reflective of your ability to succeed in this program, please provide an explanation or context to our Admissions Committee to consider.
    • Other additional information you may think is necessary to your application.

Letters of Recommendation

  • It is preferred that one of the two required letters of recommendation be academic in nature. If an applicant has been out of school for more than two years, two professional letters will be accepted.

  • Recommenders will receive instructions on how to submit their letters after applicant submits the Application Form.  Recommenders' questions can be sent to Admiss@VermontLaw.edu.


International applicants seeking Vermont Law and Graduate School's Masters of Laws (LLM) degrees need to apply via the Law School Admission Council's application portal.  Applicants seeking master's or certificate programs should continue with the additional application requirements.  Please review the International Applicants webpage for additional information or resources.

International Credential Evaluation Requirement

  • All international transcripts must be evaluated by an accredited evaluation agency.  Optional agencies include SpanTran, Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE.org), Educational Perspectives (edperspectives.org) and World Education Services (WES.org).

English Language Requirement

  • English Language competency scores are required of all students for whom English is not the primary language spoken.  Applicants who have studied in the U.S. or at an English-speaking institution for more than two years may be waived from this requirement.

    • TOEFL minimum score: 600 paper-based, 250 computer-based, 100 Internet-based

    • IELTS minimum score: 6.5

    • PTE minimum score: 68

Professional Certificate in Restorative Justice APPLICATION FORM

Degree Program
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Scholarship

About You

 
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Gender
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Vermont Law and Graduate School values the diversity of our student body. 


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Contact Information


Your Current Address

123 Main St., P.O. Box 123
 

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Your Permanent Address
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Global Citizenship

For international students only:

Veteran Status


Vermont Law and Graduate School is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program. If you are a veteran, you may be eligible for educational benefits. To determine eligibility, please contact your regional Veterans Benefit Clearing House by visiting www.gibill.va.gov. Your Certificate of Eligibility should be sent to the VLGS Financial Aid Office: PO Box 96 South Royalton, VT 05068.

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Education


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US Institution



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Degree Information








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Standardized Tests


The Master's and LLM degrees offered at Vermont Law and Graduate School do not require standardized test scores to be considered for admission, however, if you have taken the LSAT, GRE, or GMAT in the last five years and wish to have those scores considered as a part of your entire application, please submit those here.


International candidates must submit English language competency test scores.  If you have lived in an English-speaking country for at least two years or completed a bachelor's degree or higher at a domestic U.S. education institution, you may be exempt from submitting scores.




Letters of Recommendation


Letter of Recommendation Instructions


Vermont Law and Graduate School requires that applicants submit two Letters of Recommendation to be considered for admission.  Please fill out the information below.  Upon submitting the application form, each recommender will receive an email notification with a link to upload their recommendation (PDF format preferred).  Letters of Recommendation must be received no later than ten days after the final application deadline.  Deadline information is listed on the Deadlines and Calendar page of the Vermont Law and Graduate School website. 



Waiving your Rights

You will be asked whether or not you wish to waive your rights to view the letters of recommendations submitted during the admission process.  Under the provisions of FERPA, if you select 'yes' to waive your rights, you will not be granted access to this information as an applicant or enrolled student.  Please note that the recommender is aware of your decision to waive or retain your right to view letters of recommendation.  You will not be able to change the waiver status once you submit this form.


If your recommender wishes to send a letter of recommendation directly to Vermont Law and Graduate School via email or postal mail, you must first contact the Admissions Office for approval.



Recommender Information

  










Recommender Contact Information

  







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Applicant Waiver of Rights to View Document
 

"I understand that this letter of recommendation concerning me will be sent to Vermont Law and Graduate School, and I hereby expressly and voluntarily waive any and all access rights I might have to such letters under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, any state law, or any other laws, regulations, or policies."


The applicant has electronically waived his/her right as noted above
The applicant has not electronically waived his/her right as noted above

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Vermont Law and Graduate School requires two Letters of Recommendation.

Recommender Information

  










Recommender Contact Information

  







123 Main St., P.O. Box 123


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Applicant Waiver of Rights to View Document
 

"I understand that this letter of recommendation concerning me will be sent to Vermont Law and Graduate School, and I hereby expressly and voluntarily waive any and all access rights I might have to such letters under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, any state law, or any other laws, regulations, or policies."


The applicant has electronically waived his/her right as noted above
The applicant has not electronically waived his/her right as noted above
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How Did You Hear About VLGS?

             

Professional Resumé/CV


Essay & Statements

The following prompts are intended to allow applicants the opportunity to fully represent their candidacy.  Please respond to each of the prompts separately.  The first essay and statement are required; the final statement is optional.  Applicants are encouraged to be as forthright and open as possible and should feel free to discuss unusual circumstances or situations of adversity that may have influenced their current values.  Be aware that both the quality of your writing and the thoughtfulness of your answers will be evaluated.

  • In essay format, describe the goals that are motivating you to pursue a professional degree.  How do you think the skills and experience you will gain at Vermont Law and Graduate School will help you achieve those goals?

  • In what ways would you contribute to and/or support Vermont Law and Graduate School's commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion?

  • Optional statement addressing any of the following:
      • How have you tried to affect change in relation to an issue of personal, local, or national significance?

      • If you feel your academic record is not reflective of your ability to succeed in this program, please provide an explanation or context to our Admissions Committee to consider.

      • Other, additional information you may think is necessary to your candidacy.




Character and Fitness


Vermont Law and Graduate School holds its members to high ethical standards. As a program with a strong focus on law, we ask our applicants to disclose certain information pertaining to your character and fitness to be an ethical and upstanding citizen. Similar questions will be asked on applications for government agencies and for state bar exams.

 

Under Vermont Law, you are not required to disclose sealed or expunged Vermont criminal records. Please note, however, that on an application for admission to the bar or certain government employment, you may be required to disclose all records including those that are sealed or expunged. A discrepancy between this application and the information you include on a future application may prompt further inquiry. 


Please answer the following questions to the best of your knowledge. If the answer to any of the questions is "Yes" please attach a full narrative explanation which should also include the date, location, nature, and disposition of the offense(s). 

Information Collection Disclosure


The information you enter here is retained by VLGS for internal use and may be submitted to third-party tools or entities for specific, related purposes such as payment processing or reporting.  Please note that this application and any attached or affiliated materials become the property of VLGS.  All data is collected and retained via secure protocols.


European Union residents should click here to read relevant policy information regarding data collection and privacy.  To request removal of your data from our systems, please email netgroup@vermontlaw.edu.

Submit Form


By submitting this form, I certify that the foregoing information is true, correct, and complete to the best of my knowledge.  I shall promptly inform Vermont Law and Graduate School if there is any change in any of the facts indicated herein prior to or during enrollment.  False statements may result in dismissal or revocation of degree.  


Furthermore, I understand that this application and all materials received in support of it become the property of the Vermont Law and Graduate School, not to be retrieved or replicated upon request.  I understand that this application may be superseded and that the Vermont Law and Graduate School reserves the right to alter requirements or change deadlines.


Vermont Law and Graduate School is committed to promoting an employment and educational environment free from unlawful harassment, sexual harassment, and discrimination.  Unlawful harassment or discrimination of the basis of age, color, disability (including duty of reasonable accommodation), ethnicity, HIV-positive status, national origin, place of birth, race, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity/expression), sexual orientation, or veteran status as defined by applicable law ("protected characteristics") is prohibited and will not be tolerated.


I understand that the Vermont Law and Graduate School reserves the right to deny admission or permission to register, or require the withdrawal of any student at any time for any reason it considers sufficient, including scholarship, character, and personal conduct.



Electronic Signature:

Thank you for taking the time and effort to complete your application.  We appreciate your interest in our school.

REMINDER: you provided one recommender at this time.  Submitting this application without a second recommender may delay review of your application.