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University of Denver - Services for Learning Disabled Students

Programs|Application Requirements|Student Services|Term and Staff Information

About Learning Disabled Programs and Services

This school accepts Learning Disabled students according to the following definition:
According to the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities, a learning disability is a "general term that refers to a heterogeneous group of disorders manifested by significant difficulties in the acquisition and use of listening, speaking, reading, writing, reasoning, or mathematical abilities." A learning disability is presumably due to central nervous system dysfunction, and is not primarily due to other handicapping conditions, environmental, or cultural influences. It is not a form of mental retardation, or an emotional disorder.
  • There is no limit to the number of Learning Disabled students.
  • There is no limit to the percent of students allowed into the Learning Disabled program.
  • 271 application(s) for Learning Disabled programs and services were received in 1995.
  • 102 applicant(s) for Learning Disabled programs and services were offered admission in 1995.
  • 49 applicant(s) who were offered admission enrolled for the 1995 year.
  • There were 123 students in the Learning Disabled program in 1995.

Application Requirements

  • SAT I is required.
  • ACT is required.
  • Diagnostic tests are required.
  • A personal interview is recommended.
  • An essay is required and it may be typed.
  • Untimed tests are accepted.
  • GED certification is accepted.
  • C is the minimum letter grade average accepted.

Learning Disabled Student Services
  • List of applicable services for Learning Disabled students:
    • Remedial English
    • Other Special Classes
    • Diagnostic Testing Services
    • Oral Tests
    • Readers
    • Tutors
    • Talking Books
    • Tape Recorders
    • Untimed Tests
    • Learning Center
    • Other: priority registration, academic advising, special computer lab.
  • Learning Disabled students are tutored individually.
  • Credit is not given for remedial courses taken.

Learning Disabled Term and Staff Information
  • The Learning Disabled student program runs on a full term.
  • A lighter course load is not given to Learning Disabled students.
  • Additional time is not given to complete degree.
  • Extra costs for Learning Disabled students are $2220 per year.
  • There are 1 full-time staff persons available to work with Learning Disabled students.
  • There are 7 part-time staff persons available to work with Learning Disabled students.
  • Oixie Greenberg, Clinical Director of Learning Effectiveness Program, is the key staff person available to work with Learning Disabled students.
  • Contact Lisa A. Switzer, Director of Learning Effectiveness Program, for more information on Learning Disabled programs at 303 871-2372.
  • Other important information: Each student in the program is assigned to a primary counselor for the length of time spent at the university.