• CRUSH Your College Adjustment

    Workshops to get your student psychologically ready for their college transition

  • What Makes Take On College So Different?

    We Focus On Adjustment NOT Admission

    When it comes to preparing for college, most people focus solely on admission criteria like grades, SAT's and ACT scores. College admission does NOT guarantee college readiness. Our mission is to help students increase psychological readiness and college success skills BEFORE they arrive on campus. High School students are never tested or graded on skills like Emotional Intelligence, coping with adversity, and emotional regulation. Yet these are the most important skills for successful college adjustment, peak performance, and career development.

  • Meet Dr. Joel Ingersoll

    Psychologist - Master Coach - Founder of Take On College

    Dr. Joel Ingersoll has invested over 20 years counseling, coaching, advising, and teaching thousands of high school, college students, and their parents. He has served variously on college campuses as Staff Psychologist, Coordinator of Alcohol & Other Drug Services, Adjunct Faculty, and Associate Director of Counseling Services. Dr. Joel has a PhD in Clinical Psychology, an MA in Applied Social Psychology, and a Master Coach Certification (CMC). Jump Start! Master Class is the culmination of all he has learned in those experiences. It is designed to empower parents and students with insights, key skills, and strategies needed to launch into a confident, ready-to-thrive, first semester of college.


    Read more about Dr. Joel in this special feature: The Top 5 Mental Health Challenges Your College Student Is Facing & How To Help.




  • Discover how Dr. Joel helps students and families.

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  • Testimonials

    What Parents And Students Are Saying.

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