Well-rounded is out for college applicants this year, says the Washington Post. Tired of so many kids who’ve done soccer and piano and karate and robotics, admissions officers say they’re looking for students with “a passion” for one thing, maybe two.
In a few years, they’ll get sick of one-note Charlies and go back to well-rounded as the goal. It’s just a plot to drive students crazy. I think the truth is that you never know what the admissions person reading your application wants so you might as well be yourself and hope for the best.