Student Profile

We love our unique students who learn differently!

Our students are bright and academically capable, but often anxious about their upcoming or current college experience. They often indicate concern about their readiness, or are currently struggling to meet the demands of college life. They are eager to be successful. Most of our students do not fit neatly into one or several check boxes. It’s usually complicated.

The students who benefit from our services have identified learning differences or complex clinical profiles. Their range of identifiers and diagnoses may be long-standing or they may be new. Call us in either case to discuss how you (or your student) can benefit from our services.

Some of the common challenges we address include:

  • Executive Functioning
  • Attention Deficit Disorders / ADHD
  • Nonverbal Learning Disorders
  • Social-Communication Challenges
  • Mood Disorders
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Weakness in Processing Speed
  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Lack of Independent Living Skills
  • College Re-entry

The above identified characteristics and diagnoses permit Focus Collegiate to collaborate with a specific school’s academic support options through the accommodations process. We identify, bring together, and leverage on-campus supports whenever we can, even if these supports are limited. Documentation is required for us to be engaged with on-campus services, a critical element to our system.

Undergraduates who disclose their disabilities often have trouble accessing the kinds of services and supports they received in high school.

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Students who feel emotionally unprepared for college are more likely to report poor academic performance and negative college experience.

The Harris Poll

Focus Collegiate is not geared to every student.

Students with the characteristics outlined below may not be suitable for our services.

  • Major or Unregulated Mental Health Issues
  • Pervasive Behavioral Problems
  • Major Substance Use Disorders
  • Disengagement or Disinterest in College
  • No Capacity for Independent Living
  • Unwillingness to Partner with Coaches or other Professionals
  • Inability to Accurately Represent and Communicate Reality