How To Succeed In College With Attention Deficit Disorder

As a doctor who treats ADHD, I know ADHD college success is possible. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder can be managed and students with the condition can use the gifts of their condition to thrive. Organization is key for succeeding with and overcoming ADHD. These helpful tips can help college students manage the demands of college academics.

Write things down. Keep an updated wall calendar and daily planner to record all of your upcoming exams, due dates, assignments, meetings, team practices, etc.

Introduce yourself and communicate with your professors. Inform them of your challenges, and they may often accommodate you in terms of allowing you to hand in papers before they are due so you can make suggested revisions, offering additional time to complete exams, etc.

The first time living on your own is a challenge, and responsible money management is a large part of adult success. Set and maintain a budget including laundry funds, pizza runs, etc.

Manage your time by setting and maintaining a schedule including study times, medication times, fun time, laundry days, etc.

If it helps, find a study partner. Study with them, quiz each other, proofread each others papers, etc. It is mutually beneficial to both parties, and students who do this tend to succeed more than their peers.