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Tips To Mange College Life With ADHD: Part I


Are you a college student with ADHD?  This article will explore ways for college students with ADHD to better mange their lifestyles at college.  They include asking for help when you need it, using technology when needed, in addition to discovering your own learning style.

Asking For Help When You Need It

It is always important to ask for help when you need it.  Do not be afraid to ask for help whether or not you have ADHD or not.  Your professors and fellow peers will be happy to assist you.  According to, the following can be mentioned:

Don’t be afraid to get support. Many schools offer resources to help students with disabilities, such as ADHD. Check out your school’s disability support program to see what is available. Help can vary and so can the names of the programs. The office may be called RDS—Resources for Disabled Students. It may also be referred to as Office of Student Disability Services, Student Support Services, Services to Students with Disabilities, or Disability Services Office.

Use Technology When Needed

On a second note, use technology when needed.  There are many supporting apps out there that can assist you.  According to, the following can be noted:

Time management is important in college. Fortunately, there are a number of computer and portable electronic programs and devices that may help you organize your schedule and keep track of classes, assignments, projects, and grades. Electronic reminders can also come in handy in college.

Discover Your Own Learning Style

On a third and final note, it is important to discover your own learning style.  According to, the following can be noted about discovering your own learning style:

Studying in a way that comes naturally to you may benefit you in college. For instance, some students are auditory learners. This means they learn best when they hear material. For auditory learners, recorded lectures may help. Other students are visual learners—they might remember best what they see. Highlighting key words or phrases helps visual learners with memorizing material. Others may learn by a hands-on approach. It’s important to find what works best for you.


To end this particular article, this article has mentioned three particular strategies for college students with ADHD to succeed at college.  They include but are not limited to asking for help when you need it, using technology when you need it, as well as discovering you own learning style.

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Tips To Mange College Life With ADHD: Part I

Lauren Walters

My name is Lauren Walters. I am currently heading into my final semester of graduate school for Mental Health Counseling in the Spring of 2016. Through my own experiences with mental illness, I love to inspire others through my writings and reassure them that they can live healthy, productive lives, despite mental illness. I hope you enjoy my articles. Feel free to comment. I will be sure to respond to you questions and/or comments in a prompt manner. Enjoy!

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Walters, L. (2017). Tips To Mange College Life With ADHD: Part I. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 15, 2020, from


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