SUMMIT, NJ - Licensed psychologist and Certified Master Coach Dr. Joel Ingersoll has a message scrolled on his whiteboard: 'College Admission Does Not Guarantee College Readiness!"

Ingersoll, President and founder of Oradell-based Take On College -- which helps students develop effective high school and college transition and career success skills, and helps their parents become more effective and supportive collaborators -- will lead a presentation designed to help parents maximize their student's pending adjustment to college, thereby giving the young women and men an enhanced opportunity to thrive in their first-semester experience.

The event is the fourth installment of the 2017-18 Parent Wellness Series, offered via the Consortium of Superintendents and Student Assistance Counselors from the Summit, Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Millburn and Chatham Schools, and will be held April 24 in the Auditorium at New Providence High School, beginning at 7 p.m.

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The program will cover:

  • First semester and college trends affecting our students

  • Skills to develop before campus arrival to ensure success

  • Troubleshooting first semester challenges to peak performance

  • Key Emotional Intelligence skills for college & career success

  • How to maximize the college experience & return on investment

  • Tips on how to parent-coach and decrease stress

  • Insights into college mental health and campus resources

  • Open Q & A with Dr. Joel

For more information about the free program, contact Amy Herber, Summit High School Student Assistance Counselor, at, or Michelle Hoff,  Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School Student Assistance Counselor,  via

New Providence High School is located at 35 Pioneer Drive.

New Providence High School is located at