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Our Best Advice on Making Your Final College Decision

Having trouble deciding where to spend the next four years? Here are our top articles on how to make your final college decision, all in one place.

May 1 is National Decision Day, which is typically the last day for students to send in their deposits and declare their final college choice. While maintaining an official decision day is waning in significance as more and more schools are allowing a flexible deadline, it's still a great day to acknowledge all the hard work you've done and the big decision you're soon to make. A lot of work has brought you to this point. You've searched for colleges, researched them meticulously, applied to the ones on your list, and now you’ve received perhaps multiple offers of admission. You’re almost there—the last step is just figuring out where you want to go in the fall. We know this is a huge decision. You might be wondering just what you should do. But we’ve got your back, just like we did during every other step of your college search! This is our best advice on how to make your final college decision, all in one easy-to-access place. 

Making your final college choice

Considering important college factors

Keeping financial aid in mind

Making the best decision for you

Dealing with the unexpected

Remember, once you make your final college decision, you’ll have to let all the other colleges you were accepted to know that you won’t be enrolling. Learn best practices for Telling Other Schools About Your College Decision from an admission expert!

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