Yesterday I got a letter stating I received an alternate nom from my congressman. I'm a little worried that the alternate nom won't do me any good. My reason why requires some back story, so please be patient. My online packet for the board is not finished yet. I am forced to wait until 2 months of my senior year have passed before my senior year math teacher can submit his letter of recommendation. (my junior year teacher is morally apposed to the US Military and refuses to write me a letter) I have been told time and time again by an admissions staff member that I need to wait 2 months. Because my packet is incomplete, the board has yet to see or review anything of mine. When the board does receive my packet, I fear it will be far too late in the game. By then, will I still have a shot? What exactly is the value of my alternate nomination? Do several alternate nominations from different sources "add up"? All help of any kind would be greatly appreciated.