Conversation Questions–University

  • Describe a mistake or something you should not have done since being in university.
  • Can you explain the process of registering for a class/course?
  • What celebrations/festivals/events do you enjoy the most? Why?
  • What’s the best advice you would tell a brother/sister or friend who is now entering college?
  • What’s the best excuse you’ve heard or given for missing a class?
  • How has your life changed since beginning college?
  • How much note taking do you do in most of your classes?
  • How often do you reread or organize your notes from a professor’s lecture?
  • What are some advantages in studying with sophomore/junior/senior students/friends or with older students?
  • If you wanted to, when could you fit in more study time?
  • What do you fear most about next semester’s classes?
  • What was your biggest fear before you began your freshman year of college?
  • How much of the course material is covered by the professors in your classes?
  • During classes, do you like working in student groups or working alone? Why?
  • What are some advantages of studying alone? Disadvantages?
  • What are some advantages of studying in groups? Disadvantages?
  • Do you prefer to study with friends/classmates or to study alone?
  • Do you have easy access to your professors outside of class?
  • How often do you read ahead for your classes?
  • What can/do you do if you fall behind in your classes?
  • What do you plan to do during the summer vacation?
  • What’s your biggest motivation for your university life?
  • What can you do if you don’t like your roommates?
  • Are the counselors at school helpful?
  • What’s your favorite spot on campus?
  • What’s your favorite way to take a ‘short’ break from studying at night?
  • What do you miss most about your home and your hometown?
  • What’s your best memory? What’s your worst memory?
  • Are you a member of any student organization?
  • What extracurricular activities are you involved in?
  • If you were not attending college now, what would you be doing? Where? Why?
  • What are some qualities of a good student?
  • What are some qualities of a good teacher?
  • How do you travel to your classes everyday?
  • What advantages are there to home schooling?
  • How can classes or classrooms be improved?
    • What would be the effect?
  • If you became president of your university, what changes would you make? Why?
  • If you became president of your university, which rule would you abolish (cancel)?
  • What is the biggest difficulty in being a college student?
  • Why is a college education important?
  • What does a college education provide?
  • How much is tuition do you pay?
  • What kinds of scholarships are there for students at your school?
  • What must you do to receive a college diploma?
  • Where is the best place for you to study? Why?
  • How many hours do you spend on homework or studying each night?
  • What do you do on campus when you’re not studying?
  • Which class or subject is most important for your future job?
  • What is your favorite class or subject? Why?
  • How can a student receive a scholarship?
  • How many back-to-back classes do you have?
  • What is a disadvantage of back-to-back classes?
  • Why are you attending college?
  • After your grade point average (GPA), what is the 2nd most important thing in college?
  • Do most of your professors or instructors take attendance? Why?
  • How often do your professors let class out early?
  • Which do you prefer more, morning or afternoon classes? Why?
  • What time does your first class begin tomorrow?
  • The cost of university education is becoming very expensive in many countries.
    • How can we make the cost of education more affordable to the general public?


Author: Dennis Hickey

There are no limits to success to those who are prepared. I want to help you prepare by sharing what I have learned about life skills, and how I am still learning. Not knowing these skills can effect your personal growth. I hope you enjoy and learn from this information. Feel free to connect with me, to comment or e-mail your question and opinions. Sit back, relax and let the learning begin. Email:

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