A Speedy Response. Hopefully you responded quickly and honestly as some schools look at response time to be on their wait-list. Did you tell your college why they would be a good fit for you and why you want to be there?
Be Realistic. Some schools will respond to those on the wait-list and some will not so keep in touch, but don’t overdo it. If you have something substantive and new which has taken place since you last wrote, mention it. It’s not in your best interest to send weekly or daily emails.
Know that the decision is out of your hands.
Make the best of your situation.
Embrace the acceptances. It’s tough when a dream school defers a student, but being placed on the wait list might be a signal to move on. While there is a chance that a student may be admitted in the late spring or summer, it is best for students to embrace the schools that have accepted them.
A Wild Card. Once your letter is off to the school, focus with all your heart on making your best choice among the places you have been admitted. It is best to treat the wait-list school as a “wild card;” deal with it when you receive it.