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Making the transition to higher education, whether it be to a university or community college, can be difficult for individuals with ADHD.
Depending on the school, college students with ADHD can obtain a variety of educational supports and accomodations.
Choosing a College
It is important to research and visit each college to which you intend to apply. Most colleges have a department or office that handles services and accomodations for individuals with disabilities, but the level and quality of such services will vary from campus to campus.
There are some colleges that are dedicated to serving students with learning disabilities.
The following two directories may be helpful in locating a college:
Peterson's Colleges with Programs for Students with Learning Disabilities or Attention Deficit Disorders, sixth edition (Charles T. Mangrum II,Ed.D., and Stephen S. Strichart, Ph.D., eds., 2002). Online directory at www.petersons.com.
The K&W Guide to Colleges: For Students with Learning Disabilities or Attention Deficit Disorder
Other Web Sites:
Association on Higher Education and Disability
AHEAD is a professional organization dedicated to the higher education of individuals with disabilities.
Information on seeking accommodations for tests administered through the College Board.
The Foundation's mission is to help every child, adolescent and young adult with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to fully realize their own potential, personal vision, and passion.
ETS Guidelines for AD/HD Accomodations
The Educational Testing Service administers many of the exams required for entrance in higher education programs, including the GMAT, SAT, and GRE.
GED Testing Service
The American Council on Education provides comprehensive information on the General Educational Development test, as well as testing accomodations.
Heath Resource Center
The Heath Resource Center at The George Washington University is the national clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities.
With more than 40 years of experience, Peterson's guides you through the education planning process with its personalized resources.
Rights and Responsibilities for Postsecondary Students with Disabilities
This guide is published by the U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights. It provides students with disabilities with information on their rights and responsibilities as they continue their education past high school. Instructions are included on the website for ordering this publication.