The University of Texas at Austin recognizes that some students with ADHD face a range of challenges that affect their progress toward their academic and personal goals. The UT agencies listed below offer a wide range of services that address these needs.
Sanger Learning and Career Center
The Sanger Learning and Career Center is the primary resource on campus for questions related to the learning process. Learning specialists are available Monday - Friday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. to speak with you privately about your learning needs and the most effective ways for you to study for UT courses. No appointment is needed, and our main office is located on the first floor of Jester in JES A115A.
If you are concerned that you might have an undiagnosed learning disability or attention deficit disorder, meeting with a learning specialist is recommended and may help you decide whether or not to pursue full diagnostic testing in the community. Please note: Sanger does not offer testing, however, The Office of Services for Students with Disabilities can refer you to a clinician in the Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, or Houston who does.
The Sanger Learning and Career Center offers the following services to assist you:
- Tutoring. Drop-in or private appointment tutoring for nearly 100 undergraduate courses as well as graduate writing assistance.
- Peer Academic Coaching. Trained undergraduates available to meet weekly with any student wanting peer input on how to study effectively for UT classes.
- Classes and Workshops. Brief classes and workshops on study-related topics such as Algebra/Trig/Calculus Refresher Courses, Chemistry for Biology is not being offered, Secrets of Academic Success, Speed Reading, and GRE preparation.
Location and Contact Information:
Main office is on the first floor of Jester in JES A115A. Open Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. For additional information, call 512-471-1217 or consult their website at:
Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)
Mission: Based on the philosophy that all students should be assured equal access and opportunity, Services for Students with Disabilities works to eliminate physical, instructional, and attitudinal barriers by providing reasonable accommodations and fostering awareness within the University community.
SSD offers the following services:
Location and Contact Information:
- Review documentation to determine eligibility for accommodations
- Meet individually with students to create accommodation plans based on documentation and specific to the students' needs
- Consult and educate faculty and staff regarding accommodations and working with students with ADHD and Learning Disorders
- Workshops addressing stress management, time management, and academic skills,
- Walk-in services Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Programming to reduce barriers on campus
- Referrals to both on- and off-campus resources and providers
Our office is located in the Student Services Building (SSB) 4.206 and is open Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. You can contact us with questions or to schedule an appointment at 512-471-6259 or by Video Phone 866-329-3986. Questions can also be forwarded via email at Please feel free to reference their website at:
Counseling and Mental Health Center (CMHC)
Students who are experiencing difficulties with attention, concentration, and/or other aspects of ADHD may also experience anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, self-criticism, lack of self-confidence, and other challenges. CMHC helps students with these and other personal concerns so they can meet the daily challenges of student life.
CMHC offers a number of services that may be helpful to students with ADHD, including individual and group counseling, psychiatric services, the MindBody Lab for stress management (walk-in service; no appointment necessary), and mindfulness-based stress reduction classes.