You've chosen where you will go to college, you've paid your deposit and you've registered for orientation. It's such an exciting time, and if one of your high school friends is also going to the same college, the anticipation can be even more thrilling. But one question that lingers for a lot of graduating seniors is whether to transition that high school friendship into a college roommate plan.

Rooming with your high school friends can have pluses and minuses, and you should consider a few important factors before making the decision to write your friend's name down in the “preferred roommate" field of your housing application.

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