Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do LEP academic counselors and/or LEP tutors proofread papers for students?
A: No. Students must be present and actively involved in the process of refining their written work. Counselors and tutors do explain grammar and punctuation errors, but always with the goal of helping students develop confidence and solid writing skills.
Q: What should I do if I think the LEP could be helpful to a student I work with?
A: Ask the student if he or she has struggled in the past with coursework. If the student has a learning disability, he or she will likely disclose that to you during the conversation. You’re then free to discuss the learning disability and the LEP with the student. If the student does not disclose a disability, you can still talk to the student about support services offered through the LEP and at DU.
Q: Should I contact an LEP staff member with questions about a student’s accommodations?
A: You should contact the Disability Services Program (DSP) for all questions about accommodations. The LEP provides strictly services; the DSP coordinates accommodations. Visit the DSP website for further information: (new DSP address to be added here through a link)
Q: May I contact LEP for further information about learning disabilities and strategies for effective teaching?
A: Yes, we welcome interaction with faculty and staff. We will schedule meetings with faculty or arrange individual meetings at any time.
Q. Should the student declare a disability on the DU application?
A: It is totally up to the student whether to declare their disability or not. DU Admissions does a whole person assessment of applicants; disclosing a disability through an essay can show another aspect of a student’s dedication, motivation and commitment to learning.
Q: Does LEP have influence in getting students into DU?
A: No, students must be accepted into the University before they can enroll in the LEP program.
Q: What if a student’s GPA or Standardized Test scores are below DU Admissions criteria but they are applying to LEP?
A: All students, whether they apply to the LEP or not, should meet the DU admissions standards; please contact Admissions directly if you have any questions about criteria for admissions to DU http://admission.du.edu/admissions or 303.871.2036.