I was waitlisted at the one school that I received an interview at this cycle. I am wondering if it would be a good idea to mention to this to the school in my letter of intent. As I understand it, a major impetus in accepting a candidate is banking on the fact that they would accept if offered a seat. What better way to guarantee that I will accept their offer when they start picking from the waitlist than if they know I literally have no other option? I know it sounds almost crass, but maybe with proper wording it can be appealing? If it matters, it is a top 10 school. And for those who are wondering how one can have an interview at a T10 and nowhere else: I am a non-canadian international student, making it super difficult to get even an II anywhere Thanks for the help in advance!