Academic and Life Coaching for 

Adults and Adolescents with ADHD

Tel: 201-785-7820

 

College Friends

College

As a college student, your transition to college life and adulthood can be very exciting as it means greater autonomy and independence.  However, that also means greater responsibility in managing your day-to-day life.

 

The support structures that kept you accountable in middle school and high school are drastically reduced, and now you have the freedom to choose when to study, eat, attend class, go to bed, exercise and so on. 

Probably, the greatest challenge for today's college student, other than keeping up with school work, is time management.

 

Managing time is a crucial life skill as college life is "time-sensitive". You must manage deadlines for various events and activities - exams and studying, course registration, housing applications, meetings with professors and advisors, internships/job interviews and other college-related activities.

 

Therefore, planning, prioritizing your time and keeping track of deadlines is important to maintaining a balanced college life.   

If there was a written "job description" of a college student, it would look like this:

  • get up on time and show up for class promptly

  • create and maintain class notes; (as little or no study guides will be available)

  • keep track of all assignments, projects, readings and their due dates

  • determine how to allocate your time on studying, socializing, working and resting.

  • plan, create and manage your schedule of class work and commitments

  • research, identify and monitor the coursework needed to fulfill your major or decide on a major 

  • research and take advantage of academic resources and support available to you

  • advocate for yourself, seek help and make appointments with academic and/or financial advisors

  • seek academic accommodations from Special Services, if needed

  • research, select and register for classes

  • research and review suitable organizations for work

  • research and apply for internships or jobs related to your major and career

  • write resume and prepare for interviews;

  • research and apply for on-campus or off-campus housing

  • look for a part-time work or prepare for full-time work 

  • explore the option of graduate work; pre-requisite testing, costs and requirements

  • manage your finances; financial aid, loans, spending, savings, pay bills

  • responsible for self-care; take medications, make healthy choices around eating, exercise,  get adequate sleep and rest

After reviewing the "job description", if you think you might need support, contact 201-785-7820 for more information. Academic coaching sessions are available to college students through zoom as well in-person.