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Grade Reports, Transcripts and Diplomas

Any student of any nationality living anywhere in the world can earn a TPS high school diploma with an accredited transcript recognized around the world.

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Grade Reports and Transcripts

TPS provides grade reports and transcripts to meet a variety of diverse needs.

Grade Report (unsigned)

  • Grades reported
    • A Final Grade Report is provided for all completed courses.
    • A list of all assignment grades to date with a cumulative Running Grade (as of the date of the report) is available for each current course.
    • Not customizable to include only select courses or to provide only a Semester Report.
    • Not available for courses taken as Audit or courses dropped prior to completion.
  • Available only for Academic Year 2013-14 and later.
  • Contains TPS logo.
  • Available for printing or download as PDF anytime.
  • Ideal for adding to a homeschool portfolio or as support for a homeschool transcript. (Note: This is all most U.S. homeschoolers need for college applications.)
  • Cost: Free

Grade Report (signed)

  • Grades reported
    • Final Grade for completed courses.
    • Running Grade (as of the date of the report) current courses.
    • Customizable to include only select courses or to provide only a Semester Report.
    • Courses taken as Audit or courses dropped prior to completion cannot be reported.
  • Available only for Academic Year 2012-13 and later.
  • Contains TPS logo.
  • Signed by TPS.
  • Will be transmitted to up to three email addresses.
  • Copy provided to family.
  • Ideal for sending to other schools or scholarship applications where an accredited transcript is not required.
  • NCAA students should use this option, and provide your NCAA student number. TPS will submit a signed transcript (grade report) directly to NCAA in their approved format. The submitted transcript will include all TPS NCAA-approved courses taken by the student, regardless of final grade or successful completion.
  • Includes TPS School Profile for filing with college applications (provided upon request).
  • Cost: $15 per report
  • To request a signed Grade Report, please contact support@pottersschool.org.

Accredited Transcript (signed and certified)

  • Grades reported
    • Final Grade for completed courses.
    • Running Grade (as of the date of the report) current courses.
    • Customizable to include only select courses or to provide only a Semester Report.
    • Courses taken as Audit or courses dropped prior to completion cannot be reported.
  • Required for TPS Diploma students.
  • Available only for Academic Year 2012-13 and later.
  • May include classes taken outside of TPS, including self-study, co-op, and other courses.
    • Only for TPS Diploma students.
    • Outside courses must be approved by TPS to be included in the TPS Diploma.
    • Additional reviews and additional fees apply for transcripting non-TPS courses.
  • Contains TPS logo.
  • Contains proof of accreditation (Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, search for “North Atlantic Regional High School” as the accredited organization).
  • Will be transmitted to up to four email addresses (postal mail addresses may be requested and are charged individually with an additional fee that depends on the destination and priority). Additional addresses are charged individually.
  • PDF copy provided to family.
  • Ideal for sending to other schools, agencies, organizations or scholarship applications where an accredited transcript is required.
  • Mid-year transcript available for grade 12 students whose college requires it.
  • Ideal for international students.
  • Includes TPS School Profile for filing with college applications (provided upon request).
  • Cost: $50 per academic year
  • To request a transcript, please contact support@pottersschool.org.

College Applications

What type of transcript do you need for college applications? That depends on the college. Assuming you are applying as a homeschooled student, a signed grade report may be sufficient, or the college may require an accredited transcript. Ask the college if you’re not sure. As a general rule, an external report will be weighted more heavily than a self-generated one, especially if the transcript is from a recognized source with a strong academic reputation and School Profile. Please see this article for more information.

NCAA Requirements

NCAA no longer accepts accredited transcripts to meet their requirements, and requires that all schools or courses are directly approved by the NCAA. TPS has NCAA approval, and a list of NCAA-approved TPS courses is available on the NCAA website. Please use the TPS six-digit NCAA code 850857 to locate TPS courses on the NCAA site.

If you took a course with TPS that is not on the approved list with NCAA, you may still submit the course to NCAA. However, in that case you must submit the course as taken at home, taught and evaluated by the parent. You must submit course information and grades from the parent, not from TPS. If you submit it as a course taught and evaluated by TPS, it will be rejected because it is not on the list. (In this instance TPS becomes a curriculum and tutorial support, but the parent has the primary teacher and evaluator role.)

To request that TPS provide a transcript of approved courses to NCAA, please write to support@pottersschool.org and include your NCAA student number.

Diplomas

Any student of any nationality living anywhere in the world can pursue a TPS high school diploma. The TPS diploma is a certification of academic accomplishment, showing that the student has completed a thorough set of TPS courses with a worldwide reputation for academic rigor.

A diploma is not a grade report or transcript, and is not required to be submitted with applications to U.S. colleges. However, it may be required in some international contexts where a student is required to be enrolled in a “diploma program.” For the U.S. homeschooler, the TPS diploma is a mark of considerable accomplishment, but not a graduation requirement. TPS Diploma students must also use the Accredited Transcript option listed above, because the transcript is required by colleges for admission.

TPS offers two levels of high school diploma — standard and honors. Both generally require the student to have taken most core courses through TPS for all four years of high school. Families desiring to pursue a TPS Diploma must work with a TPS Academic Adviser for all four years of high school, to ensure requirements are met annually.