Parents’ Guide: Ensuring Your Junior’s Success in College Applications

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Hello, Astute Parents and Future College Trailblazers,

As the proud parent of a high school junior, you’re witnessing a remarkable chapter unfold—the journey toward college. It’s a time brimming with potential, excitement, and yes, a fair share of complexities. This guide is crafted just for you, the unsung heroes steering your junior toward a future of opportunities. Let’s embark on this adventure together.

  1. Navigating the Maze of Deadlines: A Calendar for Success

The college application process can be likened to a well-choreographed dance, with deadlines as the guiding rhythm. In our comprehensive guide, we break down these timelines, ensuring you and your junior are in perfect sync. From standardized tests to application submissions, we’ve got you covered. After all, time is not just a luxury; it’s the essence of success.

  1. Crafting a Unique Narrative: The Power of Your Junior’s Story

Every junior has a story waiting to be told, a narrative that distinguishes them from the crowd. Our guide delves into the art of storytelling in college applications. We provide insights into helping your junior uncover their strengths, passions, and unique qualities. After all, it’s not just about submitting applications; it’s about showcasing the extraordinary person your junior is becoming.

  1. Emotional Support: Navigating the Rollercoaster

As parents, you’re not just logistical wizards; you’re emotional anchors. Our guide acknowledges the rollercoaster of emotions that often accompanies the college application journey. From anticipatory excitement to occasional stress, we share tips on providing the right support. Together, we can turn this into a transformative experience for both you and your junior.

  1. The Porta Sophia Advantage: Save Time, Get Accepted, or Your Money Back

In the digital age, information is abundant, but personalized guidance is invaluable. That’s where Porta Sophia steps in. Our platform, backed by experienced counselors, streamlines the application process. Your junior gets access to tools for efficient research, essay crafting, and deadline management. And here’s our promise: Save time, get accepted, or your money back. It’s not just a slogan; it’s our commitment to your junior’s success.

  1. Your Call to Action: Turning Dreams into Reality

As we navigate the intricacies of college applications, consider this your call to action. If you find the journey overwhelming, if you’re seeking that extra edge, reach out to Porta Sophia. Let’s transform the dream of college acceptance into a tangible reality. Your junior’s success is not a distant possibility; it’s a journey we’re ready to embark on together.

To Future Triumphs and College Acceptance Letters

In conclusion, dear parents, you’re not just witnesses to this journey; you’re architects of success. Your proactive involvement can turn the college application process from daunting to exhilarating. If you’re ready to ensure your junior’s success with the Porta Sophia advantage, reach out. Let’s make those college dreams a reality.

Here’s to your unwavering support, the narratives we’ll craft, and the triumphs waiting on the horizon.

Cheers to Future Success!



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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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