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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.

Transcript Planning

Are you seeking the strongest high school transcript you can for your student? Please consider our recommendations for building a strong transcript. Don’t wait until just before high school — look ahead and start planning and preparing in middle school or even sooner. When you are deciding what type and level of transcript (or diploma) you need, please see our transcript recommendations for applying to college.

Diploma Options

Even as an independent student (i.e., not registered with a state school, including “homeschooling”), you may earn a high school diploma with worldwide recognition. TPS serves students worldwide (75+ countries) and in every U.S. state. Starting in 1997, we have built worldwide recognition with a reputation for academic excellence. Our diplomas are recognized and respected nationally and globally.

Benefits of the TPS Diploma program include:

  • Worldwide recognition and reputation for academic excellence.
  • Over 200 excellent courses to choose from in building and modifying your diploma plan, including dual credit and AP courses.
  • Satisfies general academic U.S. and international requirements for high school graduation and can be adapted to meet specific requirements unique to a state or country. (May not satisfy specific eligibility requirements for special programs, financial aid, scholarships, or other local, regional, or specialized applications. These must be each be considered individually when assessing individual suitability of the TPS Diploma.)
  • Expert academic advisor individually assigned and available to each diploma student each year.
  • Priority enrollment from the wait list for approved courses.
  • No fees for approved course drops or switches.
  • (Effective starting 2022) Registration Fee (for the entire family for the year) waived after the first year of diploma plan participation through the graduation year.
  • Expert guidance in the college application process.
  • (Effective starting 2022) Transcript processing fee waived for grade 11 / 12 transcript (the one used to apply to college). (TPS processing fee is waived. Delivery and postage fees may still apply.)
  • Certification of full-time enrollment and academic performance available when required (e.g., drivers permit applications, reports to local governments, etc.).
  • No added fee. All of the above benefits are free for TPS Diploma students. The TPS Diploma provides you academic benefits and saves you money.

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.

To discuss diploma options for your students, please follow the guidance on this page for requesting a meeting with an academic adviser.

Grade Reports and Transcripts

TPS provides grade reports and transcripts to meet a variety of diverse needs. What type of transcript do you need for college or scholarship applications? That depends on the college or scholarship. As a general rule, an official transcript 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. If you are listing TPS on your transcript as one of your “schools,” you should get an official transcript (with a school profile included) from TPS. If you are not going to send official records from TPS, you should not list TPS as one of your schools. Please see this article for more information.

Grade Report (self-print, unsigned)

  • Grades reported
    • Final grade (percentage) for completed courses. No partial grade for uncompleted courses.
    • No credits listed.
    • Includes all TPS courses completed for grade or audit.
  • Contains TPS name and logo.
  • Available for printing or download as PDF anytime.
  • Useful for adding to a self-made academic portfolio for one or more TPS courses to support a self-made homeschool transcript.
  • Cost: Free
  • Processing time: None (self-print from family account).

Official Transcript (signed, sealed, accreditation logos)

TPS Logo MSA-CESS Logo

  • Grades and credits reported
    • Final grade (percentage) and credit for completed courses. No grade or partial credit for uncompleted courses.
    • Includes all TPS courses completed for grade or audit.
    • Includes GPA calculated for that transcript.
    • Mid-year transcript available for grade 12 students whose college requires it. A mid-year transcript will list in-progress grades and credits with a note stating that that they are “In Progress” only, with no partial or final grade or credit implied or awarded.
  • Contains TPS name, logo, signature, and embossed seal.
  • Contains logo of TPS accreditation (candidate member) from Middle States Association – Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools.
  • Required for TPS Diploma students.
  • Unofficial (watermarked) copy available for download after order is processed.
  • Includes TPS School Profile for filing with college applications (provided separately upon request).
  • Cost
    • Setup
      • $25 for first order (any number of courses).
      • $15 for transcript update. An update is any change in data, including changing name spelling or adding any number of academic years.
      • No rush orders or fees.
      • No refunds.
    • Delivery. TPS partners with Parchment for secure efficient transcript delivery worldwide. Delivery fees vary with the method of delivery and are paid directly to Parchment for each delivery.
  • Processing time: Please allow two weeks (may be longer during school breaks) from when the request is correctly submitted and paid to electronic delivery of the transcript. No rush orders. No time estimates are provided or implied for postal delivery or receipt.
  • Process

NCAA Transcript (signed, TPS logo, approved NCAA format)

NCAA accepts transcripts only in a special NCAA-approved format and only for specific courses from schools pre-approved by NCAA (regardless of whether the school is public, private, accredited, or unaccredited). The extensive list of TPS NCAA-approved courses is available on the NCAA website (note that NCAA tracks only core subjects and does not list other courses). Please use the TPS six-digit NCAA code 850857 to locate TPS NCAA-approved courses on the NCAA site.

  • Grades and credits reported
    • Final grade (percentage) and credit for completed courses.
    • Includes all TPS NCAA-approved courses completed for grade (cannot include audit or uncompleted courses).
    • TPS Diploma students may request that the Grade 9 Year be declared on the transcript (used by NCAA to establish start of HS eligibility).
    • Includes GPA calculated for that transcript.
  • Contains TPS name, logo, and handwritten signature.
  • Cost
    • $25 for first order (any number of courses). Fee includes TPS upload to official NCAA web portal.
    • $15 for transcript update. An update is any change in data, including changing name spelling or adding any number of academic years. Fee includes TPS upload to official NCAA portal.
    • If you are requesting a TPS NCAA transcript at the same time as a full transcript (see above), the fees for the TPS NCAA transcript are waived but you must still complete the separate TPS NCAA transcript request form so we have all the necessary information.
    • No rush orders or fees.
    • No refunds.
  • Processing time: Please allow two weeks (may be longer during school breaks) from when the request is correctly submitted and paid to submission of the transcript to NCAA. No rush orders.
  • To request a TPS NCAA transcript, please complete and submit this TPS NCAA Transcript Request form.
    • Prior to this request, you must go go your NCAA account and add TPS as one of your authorized schools. Otherwise, TPS cannot submit your transcript.
    • Be sure to provide your NCAA student number in the request. TPS must include this on the transcript for it to be accepted.