Family was transferred to the US (work reasons) and so the kiddies are going through the US school process which is similar enough to what I know from Canada that I’ve been kind of not really paying much attention to what’s been going on.
Unfortunately this has now bit me in the ass as the eldest has started getting letters from colleges around the country inviting her to consider them - this is confusing to me since 1. she’s still got 2 years of high school to go and 2. I didn’t know colleges did this (in Canada when I did the university application process the students contacted the universities. Never heard of it happening the other way around. At most we had open house type events at the school).
So my questions are: 1) How much importance are these letters? (Are they the equivalent of spam - since I gather the schools are “for profit” institutions right?)
2) What’s the actual process for a student wanting to go to a US college or university? (The company that transferred us covered all relevant visas for studying and working while we’re here so documents are ok for several years still. I think).
Any advice here will be greatly appreciated.