Law Students Walking Out of Building.

Admitted Law Students

Welcome to the USD Knudson School of Law! Let's walk through your next steps as you prepare to join us on campus.


Congratulations and welcome home! We are thrilled you have chosen the USD Knudson School of Law, and we look forward to being on this journey with you. You have been admitted to the law school because you possess the qualities of excellence, service and leadership. We look forward to seeing you in the fall.

What Should You Do Next

Review the steps and resources below to stay on track as you prepare for your first semester at the USD Knudson School of Law.

Commit to USD

Let us know you've committed to enrolling at USD by paying your deposit. You will need your Student ID, which be found on your acceptance letter.

Pay Deposit Online

 Submit Immunization Records

The Board of Regents requires all attendees of state schools to provide proof of immunizations prior to enrollment in classes. You must complete the form provided by Student Health Services before we can register you for classes. We recommend you complete this process as early as possible.

Submit immunization documentation to:

Sanford Clinic Vermillion - USD Student Health
20 South Plum Street
Vermillion, SD 57069

Immunization Policy


Join Class Facebook Groups

Join the entering class Facebook groups to get to know your future classmates.

Class of 2026 Facebook Group

USD Law Books and Events Group



Visit the Knudson School of Law

The USD Knudson School of Law is a community of excellence, service and leadership. In order to experience how strong our community and network is, we strongly encourage you to visit us. During your visit, you can meet with the admissions team, take a tour with a law student, sit in on a class, and meet our faculty.

We offer in-person visits, virtual visits and phone appointments. To schedule a visit, please contact law school recruiting officer Kaitlyn Frier at


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 through the regular admissions process.

Requests to defer should be emailed to or mailed to:

USD Knudson School of Law
Office of Admissions
414 East Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069