3 to 5 % of adults are diagnosed with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. However, a large portion of college students report experiencing problems remaining focused.
Before jumping to the conclusion that you have ADHD, explore the following options:
Improving your focus and attention can be achieved with practice and some effort. Try the following strategies:
For more information on paying attention in class read How to Pay Attention in Class – Tips for College Students and 6 Simple Strategies for Improving Student Focus. To develop effective study skills read the College Study Skills Guide.
Counseling Services and Disability Services staff can assist you in exploring the nature of your attention problems and provide referrals to psychological evaluations as indicated.