Don’t Let Procrastination Hinder Your College Application Journey!

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Attention, High School students! The college application process is a significant milestone in your life, and it’s essential to approach it with the right mindset and adequate preparation. Procrastination can be a tempting trap, but you can set yourself up for success if you take ample time to complete and review your application. 


In this blog post, we’ll provide you with valuable tips to stay ahead of the game and make the most of your potential.


Research and Explore:

Before diving into the application process, take the time to research various colleges and universities that align with your interests and goals. Look beyond rankings and consider factors such as program offerings, campus culture, location, and extracurricular opportunities. This exploration will help you narrow down your choices and find the colleges that truly resonate with you.


Create a Realistic Timeline:

One of the most effective ways to combat procrastination is by creating a detailed timeline for your application tasks. Break down the process into manageable steps and assign deadlines for each milestone. By doing so, you’ll avoid the stress of last-minute rushes and ensure that you have sufficient time to give each task the attention it deserves.


Draft and Revise Early:

Start working on your personal statement and essays well in advance. These pieces allow you to showcase your unique abilities, experiences, and aspirations. Begin with brainstorming sessions, outline your ideas, and start drafting. Don’t be afraid to let your creativity shine through. Seek feedback from trusted individuals who can provide valuable insights to help refine your writing and make it stand out.


Gather Documentation:

Ensure that you gather all the necessary documentation early in the process. This includes your transcripts, recommendation letters, and standardized test scores. Take note of any specific requirements for each college you’re applying to and gather the necessary materials well ahead of their deadlines. Being organized in this aspect will save you from unnecessary stress later on.


Stay Organized:

Organization is key throughout the entire application process. Utilize tools such as calendars, to-do lists, or apps to stay organized and keep track of important deadlines. Set reminders for submission dates, interviews, and any other crucial events. By staying on top of things, you’ll have a clear overview of your progress and avoid any last-minute panics.


As a high school student embarking on your college journey, don’t let procrastination hinder your dreams. By giving yourself ample time to complete and review your application, you’ll be able to put forth your best work and present yourself in the most favorable light. Remember, the college application process is more than just meeting deadlines; it’s about showcasing your unique abilities and passions. So, start early, work diligently, and make each step count. 


Your dream college awaits, and you have the power to make it a reality!


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Jonathan Chenier


Dr. Jonathan Chenier is co-founder and key contributor to Porta Sophia. With over two decades of experience in the field of international education, Jonathan’s journey has encompassed various pivotal roles across five different countries. He has served as an educator, mentor, coach, activities director, athletic director, curriculum director, assistant principal, and principal, crafting a rich tapestry of expertise.

Jonathan’s unwavering commitment lies in empowering students to reach for the stars and fervently pursue their dreams. His extensive career in education has not only cultivated his profound understanding of global academic landscapes but also ignited his passion for guiding students toward their full potential.

Phone: (+52) 55 5473 5321
Email: jc@portasophia.com

Diana Navarro Roa

Co-Founder & Chief Counseling Officer

Diana is a professional psychologist, certified career and college counselor with over two decades of extensive expertise in career counseling, college counseling, and university admissions. With a wealth of experience, she has guided countless students towards their academic and professional aspirations, offering invaluable insights and support throughout the complex journey of college selection and application. Her deep understanding of the admissions process, combined with her commitment to empowering students, makes her an invaluable asset in helping individuals achieve their higher education goals.

Phone: (+57) 313 2100944
Email: diana@portasophia.com

Juan Manuel Navarro Roa

Co-Founder & Business Development Director

Juan Manuel Navarro, Co-founder and Business Development Director of Porta Sophia. With a background in industrial design and international business from Columbia University and Universidad Externado, Juan Manuel brings over 20 years of entrepreneurial experience to the table. Passionate about guiding students toward their academic and personal goals, he and his team offer personalized assistance in college selection, test preparation, essay writing, career choices, and scholarship applications. Let Porta Sophia help you succeed on your journey.

Juan Manuel understands the challenges and rewards that come with pursuing one’s dreams, and they are eager to share their insights and expertise. Whether you require assistance in selecting a college, preparing for admission tests, crafting essays, making career choices, or applying for scholarships, they are here to support your path to success.

Phone: (+57) 301 2010575
Email: juan@portasophia.com

Monica Marriaga Martinez


Mónica Marriaga is a certified university counselor whose experience supporting processes within international schools spans over 15 years.  She is deeply invested in ensuring that students’ trajectory in school propels them to successful career paths.  This is why she works tirelessly towards student welfare and actively supports the university counseling process. Mónica has been involved in directorial affairs at one of the most prestigious IB schools in Colombia since 2015 and she assumed the role of Chairwoman two years ago.  

Mónica thoroughly understands the challenges of becoming an international student, having studied Management at the London School of Economics (LSE) in the UK through a Colfuturo scholarship. She holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Economics from Universidad de Los Andes and her 20+ years of professional experience include working in diverse industries in the public and private sectors.

Phone: (+57) 313 7184313
Email: monica@portasophia.com


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