b"Maintenance of Records Each student's permanent records pertaining to the certification of enrollment for V.A. education benefits, are under the administrative supervision of the V.A. school certifying official (SCO).All financial records are maintained by the Dean of Business Services.The campus SCO is responsible for each eligible student's certification. Residency Information for Military and Dependents Special provisions regarding in-state residency are provided for military members and their dependents. (See MGCCC CatalogResidency) To be considered for in-state tuition status, proper documentation must be provided (current military orders, DD214, Certificate of Eligibility, etc.). Previous Education and Training Period Each student's permanent record will show previous education and training. Enrollment certificates submitted to the Veterans Administration will reflect proper education and training credit. An evaluation of a student's education will be made by designated college personnel.A prospective student should make known to college admissions personnel that his or her past record includes creditable courses. *All transfer students will require a degree evaluation from a V.A. school certifying official (SCO).Official transcripts must be submitted from all previous colleges to the registrar's office for evaluation and eligible credits posted.All veteran students must also submit their military transcripts for evaluation and eligible credits posted. The SCO will complete a degree evaluation for each student located on their respective campus requesting certification. The SCO will verify that all registered courses follow the proper degree plan. V.A. students will be financially responsible for any repeated coursework where a passing grade has been assigned. Standards of Progress for Students Receiving V.A. Benefits (Refer to the Scholastic Probation, Suspension and Readmission Policy) Attendance Records for Students Receiving V.A. Benefits It is important that the eligible student, college personnel, and Veterans Administration adhere to attendance policies contained in official college publications. If the student exceeds the number of allowed absences, notification will be made by the instructor (s) through the college's enrollment system. Proper notice will be given to the V.A. school certifying official (SCO) who will report all changes to the Veterans Administration within 30 days.The student has an equal responsibility to make the SCO aware of schedule changes prior to or once the change has occurred. The student's last day of attendance may be determined by: (a) instructor's attendance records; (b) approved withdrawal date by the designated Dean of Teaching and Learning for special circumstances; (c) a student's reasonable statement of last date of attendance. Reports to the Veterans Administration Any change in the status from the last certification (biographical, degree plan, course load, etc.) will promptly be reported to the Veterans Administration. Reports of unsatisfactory progress, drops, withdrawals, and unscheduled interruptions will be made within thirty (30) days of the occurrence. The student is to immediately report any schedule changes to the VA school certifying official. Athletics The Intercollegiate Athletic Program at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is consistent with the college mission by contributing to the educational development of individual student-athletes. Through training and competition, student-athletes gain discipline and opportunities for social, moral, and personal development. 51"