Article 6665437056268ADHD College Tips
Every autumn, thousands and thousands of students move away from the structure and safety net of home to the freedoms of college life. While it can be an exciting time, filled with all sorts of possibilities for learning and growth, it can also be a time of anxiety and overwhelm—especially for students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
College students with ADHD face greater responsibilities, less structured time, many more distractions, and new social situations. At the same time, they lack many of the previous support systems they may have had in high school.
Qualities of a Successful Student
Sarah D. Wright, ADHD coach and author of Fidget to Focus: Outwit Your Boredom—Sensory Strategies for Living with ADD, explains that successful students usually have four main qualities that help them achieve their goals:1
Sticking with things even when the going gets tough (perseverance)
Ability to delay gratification and focus on the big picture
Time management and