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Hello, I am from Brazil and me and my boyfriend plan on getting engaged early next year. Our relationship is going great and we really want to be together, but I'm also worried about my future career-wise. 


I asked around about college in the US and found out that maybe my high school diploma wouldn't be valid in the country because of certain criteria like passing grades and specific classes. I understand the waiting time for a k1 Visa can go up to several months. So, can I use my waiting time to work on getting my high school validated? I plan on first getting it evaluated and taking online classes for the credits I need while I wait.


Would that raise red flags?


I understand that out of state tuitions are ridiculously high and they might consider I'm marrying only to pay the in-state ones, but I have plenty of proof my relationship is bona fide. Besides, if that was the matter I could go to college in my own country for free.


What do you think? 

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Looking for information on where to study and how to better yourself once you settle in the USA should have no impact on a K1 Process or Procedure. Concentrate on the relationship part. You will not be asked about you future plans for your career. They will only inquire about it if you volunteer that information and they may find it odd that you are bringing it up too.

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