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Dealing with ADD

Information adapted from College Confidence with ADD.

Virtually all colleges provide support for students with ADD and other issues that may affect learning and college life. Make sure your school has the resources you need.

You should have a plan for how you will deal with potential problems, and you should discuss your needs with special services personnel to make sure you know where they are and how to access help if you need it. Make sure you have a plan for taking and refilling your meds while you're at school. Talk with a doctor before deciding to change dosages.


Common ADD Difficulties in College
  • Hard time sustaining attention
  • Difficulty paying attention to detail
  • Losing things like keys, supplies, papers, books, etc.
  • Difficulty with short-term memory