So far I am in the Air Force Academy Summer Seminar, but because I am in (literally) the most competitive district for congressional nominations, I'm also applying to the Coast Guard Academy. I applied to AIM a while ago, and when I asked my mom which week I should put in for she told me I couldn't do any of the weeks. However, the day of the deadline she asked me why I didn't apply and that I would actually be able to go. I had everything that I needed, however, did not have any of the optional recommendations. My counselor, who filled out the necessary recommendation, barely knows me at all. I could have had beautiful recommendations from my JROTC instructor and/or Debate Coach, but did not have the time. I submitted the application last minute. My question is, will it hurt me to not have a recommendation from people that know me? And does the Coast Guard Academy have anything that asks about other seminars assuming that AIM rejects me?