Pay Deposit Online 

Once you are admitted to the incoming class, you must pay deposits at two different times to reserve your seat. The deposits are a prepayment of tuition and are applied directly to your account.

  • First Deposit for $100 - Due April 1
  • Second Deposit for $200 – Due July 1

You will need your student ID provided in your acceptance letter to pay a deposit. If you do not have your student ID or encounter an error while attempting to pay a deposit, contact Teresa Carlisle (, 605-677-5444).


Under extraordinary circumstances, we may grant a request to defer your admission. The request must be in writing, and must include the reasons for the request. Approvals to defer are left to the discretion of the admissions committee chairperson and the director of admissions. If granted, an applicant can defer for one year only. After the year expires, the applicant must reapply to the School of Law through the regular admissions process.

Requests to defer should be emailed to or mailed to USD School of Law, Office of Admissions, 414 East Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069.