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Disability Services Program

The Disability Services Program

The Learning Effectiveness Program (LEP) and Disability Services Program (DSP) are two separate departments at the University of Denver. However, we work together very closely to ensure that all of our students' individual academic needs are met.

Many LEP students work with DSP to receive academic accommodations, but some may choose not to. DSP services are available to all students with documented disabilities or medical issues, whether or not those students are members of LEP.


DSP provides accommodations at no cost to any student who has a documented disability or medical issue as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

DSP accommodations may include but are not limited to:
  • extended time on tests
  • alternate-format text
  • note-taking services


LEP is a fee-based program that offers support services to University of Denver (DU) students with learning disabilities and or attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) or a history of learning difficulties.

LEP Services include:
  • one-on-one weekly academic counseling sessions
  • subject-specific tutoring program
  • organization specialist