Is there anything wrong with asking to be "Chanced"?
<p>My question would be: what's the point?</p>
<p>No one knows what anyone's chances are. The best anyone can do is look up the collegeboard, nces or Naviance stats and guess. But even then, there'll be the story of the 2.4/1100 who gets into MIT thereby nullifying what little "accuracy" our guesses may have had.</p>
<p>So long as you treat chance threads as the trifles that they are, I suppose there's nothing wrong with them. It's when you start believing that "gotintoHarvardwitha2.5" or "youarespecial" has real insight into the process and then you change your plans as a result that you get into a danger zone. Put up a chance thread and see the reactions; it will take a lot of time to separate the wheat from the chaff - time that could be more effectively spent doing the research yourself, but it's your time. Just remember, none of us are in the room making the decisions, we're all just guessing and qualifying those guesses is the only honest way to go - you may be a 3.95/2390 with a great profile, but it's still going to be hard to get into Stanford. As for the "haters" well at least they're upfront about it, if you can be discouraged by jerks like that then maybe you aren't ready to compete at the elite level. </p>
<p>At best chance threads are the slightly less blind leading the blind; at worst it's the ignorant leading the totally clueless.</p>