One common misconception in the college application process is that colleges are only interested in well-rounded students who are perfect in every way. So, what are colleges actually looking for? Students who are passionate and have specific strengths.
College consultant and former Stanford admissions officer Grace spoke with CNBC reporter Abigail Hess about why colleges aren't looking for well-rounded students.
"Not every student who is admitted to Stanford or Harvard or Northwestern or any of these schools needs to be good at everything," she argues. "In fact, it's sometimes even more fun when you meet a student who is very angular. A student who, you know, leans very much in one direction."