个人背景：本科211的中英合作项目毕业。毕业之后申请了美国某藤校的graduate foundations program. 这个是一个 one-semester的program， 从九月到十二月。上完后到了新一年的一月份，那时我因为没有gre成绩，所以就联系了当地一家比较有名的培训机构（kaplan）,把我的I-20从藤校转去那里上了三个月的gre课程。到四月份的时候因为在学校自习时间不够（Kaplan要求学生每周在学校至少呆21小时），当时我的家又比较远，身体也比较不好，所以出勤就悲剧了，被学校teminated 了我的f1, terminated 的那天是4月15日。那时我因为跟房东的一些租房纠纷（房东其实也是二房东，我是sub-tenant, 她让我必须在走之前找到接盘的新房客，否则不给我退租金），身体又过敏，所以折腾到5月15日才回国。 这回我又收到了kaplan 的offer ，不过是去读3个月gmat 课程 ，因为之前gre 没有考出好成绩，这次决定转考gmat.
在面前之前我准备了很多我为什么从gre 考gmat的理由，因为我想申请的一些marketing 项目都是与analytics相关的，所以当时觉得考gre更好一些，而且gre可以用来申almost all kinds of masters, but gmat is only accepted by business schools，选择余地更多。
Me: Hello, officer. I come here to apply for my student visa. Here is my material.
Me(一边递I-20、护照一边继续说):I am going to attend GMAT program at Kaplan in xx City. (我I-20 上写的专业是business studies,实际上就是 gmat，但是不知道签证官懂不懂)
VO(接过护照,看到我上一次的美国f1签证)： Have you been to xxx university? You graduated from xxx university?
me： Yes, I went to America for attending Graduate Foundations program at XXX university in September 2016.(这里傻逼了，我应该跟他说我本科是在英国毕业的，在美国藤校的那个只是non-degree program)
VO：How about the program?
Me: This program is one-semester long and allows students to custome-design their own curriculum at a world-class university. I want to do my master in America.
VO：Could you show me your transcript at XXX University? (没太听清，是让我提交我从那所藤校Graduate Foundations program结业的一个证明)
Me (有点慌张，找了资料袋): Sorry I forgot to bring it. This is a certificate program and you need to order your transcript online. It will cost a long time to delivery my transcript from America to China. I have the student card, do you want to see it?
VO(摆手，说不用，继续看电脑，打字，然后发现我在美国的overstayed记录，面露难色): You have been overstayed ? what happened?
Me: Yes, I am so sorry and regretful. I have been overstayed for around half month. My F1 visa was out of status around on 04/15/2016 because I failed to maintain my attendance records. At that time I attended and finished all my GRE classes but did not spend enough self-studying time at school as required. The school requires each student to spend at least 2 hours per week at the self-studying room. In addition, at that time my apartment was far away from school and I was in poor health. I got a weird allergy and the allergy recurred several times … I preferred to study at home in stead of at school. I did not know self-studying would affect my attendance seriously……i really made a big mistake regarding my attendance……
VO(打断了我的对话,键盘打字)：You were in poor health at that time, why did you come back to China?
Me(语塞)： Because it was just allergy... I thought I could get over it at that time.
VO： You finished your classes? Do you have any completion certificate?
Me(语塞)：It was a test training education. I did poorly in my GRE test so I cancelled my score… gre is accepted by almost all kinds of master programs but gmat is only accepted by business school so at that time I chose to take gre instead of gamt courses. My dream graduate programs include maketing intelligence at xxx university/ marketing analytic at xxx university/ intergrated makerking at xxx university. Some of these program focus on marketing data analytics and have detailed prerequisites such as statistical ….
(再次被打断。我的回答开始前言不搭后语，文不对题。其实原来我想在回答中插入为什么去年我学gre，而今年我又决定转去学gmat，之前想好的原因是：1. 我所想要申请的研究生项目需要一些大数据和统计背景，所以去年我认为在gmat和gre都被学校接受的情况下，gre would be more welcome than gmat，而且gre能够申请更多额外的保底项目; 2.但我结束去年在Kaplan的课程后，我发现我低估了gre的难度，我的思维模式不善于记忆， 而gre恰恰是一门需要记忆海量单词才能考好的试，gmat only test your ability to solve problems step by step in the business context using your strong critical reasoning, 后者更适合我的思维模式；第三，今年在我写信询问了招生办后，招生办的人在邮件中直接否认了gre 成绩优于gmat成绩的说法， 所以今年我打算 switch to gmat program，从头再战。
VO（打断后继续问）： How long have you stayed in America last time?
Me: 8 months. I transferred my I-20 from xxx university to Kaplan international school in mid January last year. My F1 visa was out of status on 04/15/2016……
(我当时是不是应该说transferred my sevis number, 因为I-20 还是那张旧的)
VO（打断）: What happened? You were kicked off from school?
Me(接着说): my f1 visa was terminated. I did not meet the requirement of self-studying time at school. The school asks each student to spend at least 21 hours at school per week. At that time the school official told me I only had 15 days to pack up and leave the country. After the conversation with the official, I had a severe allergy again and had a leasing dispute with my landlord. My landlord asked that me to find a new tenant before moving out and returning back to China. If I can not find a new tenant, she would not return my deposit of 4000 dollars. All of these thing resulted in my late leave. I am so sorry for that. I really learned a lesson from the results due to my lack of planning. I would like to cherish the chance Kaplan give me again and try my best to correct my previous mistakes this time.
VO: how can you promise you will not misuse your next visa?
Me: I will move to apartment which is very near school so I can walk to school every day……
Me: (出于心虚继续说)： I am so sorry that I have been overstayed there for half month.
VO(打字，递出护照): Sorry I can not approve your visa this time.
Me: Could you consider my case again?
Me: thank you all the same.
整个过程签证官一直很严肃，跟我要过两次文件，一个是Graduate Foundations program at XXX university 的结业证明（那个结业证明我要自己上网order, 我考试成绩不好，那学期上的四门课的绩点很低，因为当时跟恋人分手，再加上刚到美国身体过敏发烧，倒时差，整个人都情绪颓靡，阴郁得学不了习，那个项目得达到一定的绩点才能拿到这个certificate）;另一个签证官要的文件是kaplan 培训学校的结业certificate，不过这个本来就是一个培训课程，是没有证书的。我怀疑他没有理解我面签时说的“At that time I attended and finished all my GRE classes but did not spend enough self-studying time at school as required”这句话的意思，其实我每星期的课都去了，只是因为在学校的自习时间严重不足，才被学校teminated 了我的I-20.
1) 需要跟学校要证明吗？能不能请那个university 的人给我开一封“completion letter”的东西，因为如果只是letter的话签证官就看不到我的具体成绩了；再者，需不需要kaplan给我开一份“该生被开除是因为自习时间不够”这样的证明？
2) 我究竟Overstay了多久？我之前一直以为我滞留了半个月。我是4月15 被学校注销i-20的，5月15离境，但是那时侯kaplan那个办公室新来的员工对我说，我还有15天做准备离开美国。是不是她说的“15天“是错的，我这种情况应该是马上就走？如此的话，我的实际滞留时间是30天？
3) 这一次是真的下定学习去到美国要认真学习了，为此之前在健身房好好锻炼了身体，也把过敏治好了，也发邮件跟一些master program的admission committee的人约好了见面，计划在去美国学gmat的几个月内把分数搞定，能有一些跟招生办face to face 的面试机会。我打算这个月再签，请问还有希望吗？