Hello, I'm a student from Poland applying to US colleges. I have some questions about the stuff I need from my school to be delivered to a college. As for the letters of recommendation, it's straightforward: I'll just ask my math teacher for one, and my english teacher to translate and write one of her own. But I have no idea where even to begin with all the other documents.
The info I found on different schools websites is inconsistent, does it mean that every college requires different stuff, or maybe they're just called different, but they're the same thing. We don't have a counsellor in Poland so it complicates things further, since some schools apparently require counsellor's letter too. Can anyone tell me what actually I need to supply? What should I do if my school doesn't have a counsellor? What's the difference between a school report and a school transcript? For the secondary school stuff do I have to go to my secondary school get something from them, or are the grades just fine?