i was accepted off of the alternate list. from what i understand, the school did things differently from last year. they sent out as many acceptances as they had spots and then waited until the response deadline (april 1st) to send out acceptances to people on the alternate list.
they also said they expect to pull a lot more from the alternate list than they have in the past due to their new method so there is definitely hope for everyone on the alternate list!
good luck to everyone! i hope the best for AN nation :)