Long story short, I do not feel comfortable asking my chemistry teacher for a recommendation. I know people on here have said that a teacher would not say negative things if they knew your goal was to go to west point, but... she would. I was unable to attend SLS (or any of the other summer seminars I was supposed to) because she was the only one of my teachers unwilling to accomodate my leave of absence, and I couldn't afford to let my grade drop in her class as signifigantly as it would have if I left. Additionally, I recently got a concussion and had to miss school, and she emailed me with the message that now was not the time to slack off. At the time, I was unable to even leave my room because of sensitivity to light... Anyways, would it be harmful to my application to ask my physic's teacher for a recommendation next year? The problem, of course, is that he wouldn't know me as well (not that my chemistry teacher actually knows me, of course). And it would delay my application, which I know isn't good. Ideally, I would ask my biology teacher from sophomore year, but I keep hearing that I can't And as for the English and Math teachers, do those have to be from junior/senior year as well? I know I want to ask my English teacher from this year, if it was possible I'd want to ask my sophomore year math teacher. Thanks for the help!