All my academic documents contain my name followed by initial, but in my passport and i20 its my full name. I’m applying for F1 visa for which I’ll be applying with my full name. There is a question which asks " Have you ever used a different name ?" Should I mention about my name with just initial ?
As long as your first name is same, then it should be fine. No need to fill anything there. Usually, this is for people, who use a completely different name as their first name are hard to pronounce in China or Some Asian part. You can use aName Reference Sheet, when you go for interview, if you want to carry it.