Disclaimer: You will not find any tips or advice here. I have not received my Regular Decision results so I do not know what “works” and what doesn’t. But I have experienced what it feels like to be deferred, so here you can find my perspective on it.
When I first received my results I was confused about how to feel. Part of me felt crushingly disappointed, but I also didn’t feel as though I had the right to express how I felt. I knew people who had gotten rejected from their Early Decision schools. Who was I, who had the supposedly better end of the stick, to groan about getting stuck in an prolonged waiting period? The colleges had straightforwardly said to them, “No”, whereas the college I applied to had said to me, “I mean you hypothetically could fit us, but in case there’s someone better than you then… I don’t know. You know what, it’s just better if I tell you later.” However, as frustrating as it was in the beginning, after a long period of inner turmoil and totally mature introspection, I eventually warmed up to the fact that I had been deferred.