College can be a difficult but immensely rewarding time for those with Asperger's Syndrome. New social situations, crowded dormitories, and tricky assignments can make college a challenge. On the other hand, making friends, learning new things, and achieving academic success can make college very satisfying.  You may be wondering how you'll manage your life in case you have Asperger’s syndrome and you're going to be heading off to college soon. College will require you to develop new routines, interact with lots of new people, and deal with many variables that are outside of your control. Setting into college life is not impossible. Here are a few suggestions to help you ease into being a college student with Asperger's. In case you're going to be living on campus, it will probably benefit you to live in a single dorm room – request a single dorm room. You'll need a quiet, calm space to study and spend time by yourself. Contact the residence life department at your school, and let them know that you have Asperger's and will need your own room. Being upfront about your needs from the beginning is critical, especially when it comes to where you're going to live.

Managing college with Asperger's syndrome

Take a few online classes, if possible - An increasing number of universities and colleges are now offering online classes in addition to traditional classes. Consider signing up for a few of those each semester in case your school offers classes online. Online classes will give you a break from social interaction and let you learn in the comfort of your dorm room. Get the documentation you need - You'll need to go to your college's disabilities services office before you start classes to get documentation that you'll need accommodations in your classes. You will need to provide them with a current evaluation verifying your diagnosis. The personnel at the disabilities services office at your school may only be vaguely familiar with what sorts of accommodations you need. So it's a good idea to sit down with your family or a therapist and make a list of what you'll need your university or college to take into consideration before you meet with them. Map out your schedule before you leave for college. Sit down and write out a schedule for yourself that includes everything you'll do each day as soon as you know when your classes are going to be. You may need to tweak this schedule a little bit when you get to school, but it will be comforting to be able to start school and already have a plan for yourself in mind. Going away to college is going to bring about a lot of change in your life. And change is difficult, especially if you have Asperger's. So, it's best for you to try to develop routines at the very start of the school year. Find a tutor - Some of the core classes you'll be expected to take in the social sciences and humanities may be challenging, particularly if they require a lot of writing.