• What makes Take On College so different?

    We focus on adjustment, not admission

    College admission does NOT guarantee college readiness.

    30% of college students fail or drop out after their first year.

    Why? They are missing the psychological readiness and skills to adjust to college.

    This is critical before they get to school to ensure they have the emotional intelligence and coping skills to tackle adversity, anxiety, and emotional regulation.

    These are the most important skills for successful college adjustment, peak performance, and career development.

  • Meet Dr. Joel Ingersoll

    Founder of Take On College - Psychologist - Master Coach

    Dr. Joel has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, an MA in applied social psychology and a Master Coach Certification (CMC). He has dedicated that last 20 years of his career to counseling, coaching, advising, and teaching thousands of high school and college students, and their parents.


    Dr. Joel has served roles on college campuses including:

    - Staff Psychologist

    - Coordinator of Alcohol & Other Drug Services

    - Associate Director of Counseling Services

    - Adjunct Faculty


    He has successfully prepared thousands of students for the next stage of their life by empowering them, and their parents, with insights, key skills, and strategies needed to launch into a confident and ready-to-thrive first semester of college.


  • Discover how Dr. Joel's programs help.

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  • Testimonials

    What Parents And Students Are Saying.

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