4. Relax and have fun: While the decision is an important one, high school seniors should take a deep breath and relax, Roberts says.
"The best advice someone gave me when I was deciding which college to pick was simple: It doesn't matter where you go; you'll be happy wherever you choose, so have fun with the process," she says.
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And if it turns out you aren't happy, your decision is not set in stone, says American's Hartnett.
"When you're trying to make a really stressful, pinpoint decision, oftentimes you're not going to make the most well-informed one," she says. "So just relax, and you can transfer if you decide you make the wrong decision."
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