Sample Questions for F-1 - Shorter University


General Sample Questions:

  • Why did you choose the US as opposed to studying at home or in another country?
  • Have you traveled to the US before?
  • Why do you wish to learn English in the US?
  • What do you know about the US?
  • What do you expect to do when you return to your home country?
  • Do you plan on working in the US?
  • What proof can you provide that you will come back?
  • Does anybody from your family stay or study abroad?
  • How many years do you intend to stay in US?
  • Do you know anyone in the town your English language program is located in?
  • What will you do if your visa is rejected?
  • Will you come home during summer?
  • Why have you chosen this English language program?
  • Do you have any family members in the US?
  • What are your hobbies?
  • Where does your family reside?
  • Do you have any brothers and sisters – where do they live?
  • Where do your brothers and sisters study?

Financial Sample Questions:

  • How are you going to pay for your program and living expenses?
  • Did you get any scholarship?
  • Do you have a sponsor, if so, who?
  • What do your parents do? What is their income?
  • What is the cost of your English language program?
  • Do you have any current loans?

Academic/Career Sample Questions:

  • Where did you hear about this school?
  • What schools did you apply to?
  • Why are your exam scores low?
  • What do you know about the education system in the US?
  • Why are you applying for an English language program only?
  • Why do you want to study in the US?
  • Do you plan to study in a university after your English language program?
  • What do you want to study?
  • What are your career goals?
  • What is your current grade point average/percentage?
  • Tell me more about the English language program.
  • Why are you leaving your current job?