The Main SOC DNS POC is Responsible For: • understanding the Student Agreement process and coordinating the creation and submission of Student Agreements for military students who have selected the institution as their DNS home college; • providing advisement/academic counseling to the student or referring them to an advisor; • keeping SOC staff informed of institutional changes as they occur; • SOC DNS Student Agreement policy andprocedures; • understanding the features of the Joint Services Transcript (JST); • withdrawal and drop procedures, especially how they relate to students who must suspend their course attendance due to military obligations; this includes the provisions of the U. S. Department of Education Readmission Policy and the HEROES Act of 2003; • working directly with SOC DNS personnel to maintain the requisite level of course transferability for degree programs in Guaranteed-Transfer Networks; and • ensuring that all components of the institution are familiar with the needs of military students—these include bursar, registrar and advisement services. The SOC DNS conducts an annual cycle of program review and informational updates. Each member institution is required to identify one main Point-of- Contact (POC) to receive all SOC DNS communications. Having a single contact for all SOC DNS matters is critical to maintaining effective communication between the SOC DNS and institutions. Institutions are asked to notify SOC immediately of any changes to POC information so that SOC may update its records accordingly. The specific annual tasks for the SOC DNS POC are as follows: • acting as liaison with the DNS during the annual membership Performance Review. The Performance Review serves as an evaluation process for the school’s participation in the DNS; • providing an annual report of military graduates in the requested format by the required deadline; • coordinating the response to SOC DNS Course Category circulations within the allotted time frame.