I think every kid who wants to go to college and is willing to do the work deserves to go. But if you want people to help you, you've got to be nice. You should be appreciative, and you should respect the time and effort the people who are helping you are expending. You get a lot of behavioral allowances when you're a teenager, but it's hard to excuse a kid who can't even muster up the effort to be nice.
I summed it up like this in our staff meeting this morning.
We don't judge a kid negatively if he's got C's. If he's a nice kid who wants to go to college, welcome to Collegewise. We can help that kid. But if you're a jerk, we can't help you. I don't care what your GPA is."