I'm not really sure I understand "chance" requests. I see them on many forums, including the schools I am affiliated with for one reason or another.
#1 I am not an admissions officer, so my opinion is really not worth much.
#2 I am going to base my opinion on the stats and info published by the school. The asker of this "chance" is privy to the same info.
#3 Many are probably going to answer so that it favors their school. I realize there is a dichotomy here.
- One could say your stats are too low because they do not want anyone with such low figures getting in, hence lowering the "average" or making it seem as if "lower" folks can get in.
-One could say you have a chance, even if it is very small, to boost the #'s applying and therefore reduce the acceptance rate.
So enlighten as to the benefit of chance requests and why any of you are answering.