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.
Tips For ADHD College Success
* 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.
* Find a tutor through your school if you need extra academic support.
* Try the 30 Days To Better Focus program. It is an ADHD guide written by a college student with ADHD who learned how to get organized, graduate college with a high GPA, start a successful business, and do it all without relying on medications. The story is truly inspirational.
* Learn all about the variety of other effective ADHD treatments.
* Try adult ADHD coaching. ADHD coaches teach folks how to manage ADHD in an everyday context. They can help ADHD sufferers be more effective at work and school.
* Learn from your mistakes. Don’t beat yourself up if you make a few mistakes along the way. That is how you learn and grow. Ask yourself what went wrong and how you can avoid similar obstacles in the future.
* It’s OK to ask for help. Contact your college health and counseling services if you need to talk or require extra support.
The bottom line is ADHD college success is possible, and many of the world’s brightest minds consider their ADHD a gift with special benefits.
Resilience can enable sufferers of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to adapt, master and overcome a variety of challenges. As a result, they are quite capable of leading happy, healthy, and financially successful lives.