Yes, asking for help is a valuable life skill. There are many services available in college to help students with testing, tutoring and a variety of other things. It’s important to ask for help if you need it. You can’t be good at everything you try. If you are a math whiz but struggle with English composition, you have two choices: continue to struggle or spend a little extra time with a tutor to gain a better understanding. You may never sail through an English paper like you do a math assignment, but chances are you will be much more comfortable with it.
If you continue to struggle with certain aspects of classwork, consider asking to be tested for learning disabilities. A learning disability has nothing to do with your intelligence, but instead, it means you need to learn in a different way. Why is this important? You may scrape through your high school courses with a C or a D, but lose out on the opportunity to attend college if you don’t receive a proper evaluation to identify a learning disability. Just like in high school, colleges need to accommodate a learning disability, so don’t let it deter you from pursuing that dream career.