I sat for the driving test when I was a sophomore at Texas Tech University. The test consisted of 2 parts; the first was answering dozens of multiple-choice questions electronically and the second was an actual driving test conducted by a police officer using a Japanese sub-compact car I borrowed from my American host family.
I appreciate the help of Ava Berry who not only lent me the car but also accompanied me to the Department of Safety where I sat for the test. Soon after I got my driving license, I bought a used Japanese coupe called Mazda Cosmo that was powered by a twin-rotatory-engine mated with a 5-speed manual transmission.
Many of you haven't heard of Mazda Cosmo let alone seeing one. Here is the pic of me with my newly-found Japanese babe at a apartment in Lubbock, Texas.
The T.T.U. student ID and driving license were also used as valid identity cards in all places in the States such as opening a saving and checking bank accounts, issuing personal checks and entering bars or clubs if the bouncers wanted to check whether I was under-aged.
In order to work legally, on or off-campus, I applied for a Social Security Card. For off-campus jobs, work permits were required in addition to a Social Security number for F1 (foreign student) visa holders.