Frequently Asked Questions
I'm having trouble logging in?
Make sure you are selecting the correct "Login Type" above the
The "Username" is typically your full email address.
If you have forgotten your password, try the Forgot
your password feature.
Why should I keep records at all?
First, we encourage you to read this article which was originally
published by the Homeschool Legal Defense
(HSLDA) entitled "Recordkeeping:
Is it Worth the Trouble?".
Most states have some form
of record keeping requirements. The HSLDA
information regarding your state. Since state law is subject
to change, it is wise to maintain school records regardless
of current requirements. The quality of your school records
can be a significant determining factor in which colleges
will accept your student.
Due diligence is prudent!
What if I don't belong to an umbrella school? Can I still
keep records online?
Absolutely. Simply complete the Sign Up form
and leave the School dropdown set to "Not Listed".
Can my school or organization view my records?
You have control over who has access to your records. If you
sign up with a school or organization, they will be able to view
your records. If you sign up without an umbrella, no one else
will be able to view your records. Be sure you read the Terms
and Conditions for additional information.
I selected a school in the dropdown, but when I login,
my account says it is "Pending". What do I need to
When you sign up with a school or change schools, the School
Administrator must first "Activate" your account. You
may want to contact the school office to make sure that your
account has been activated.
What happens if I change schools or move to a state where reporting
is not required?
If you're moving to another school you do not need to create
another account. All of your records will remain accessible whether
you join another school or live in a state where reporting is
If you are moving to a new school that uses Homeschool Reporting
Online, login and go the "Edit Family Info" page to
change your school. Your new school will have instant access
to your records.
If your school is not listed in the School dropdown, tell your
school about Homeschool Reporting Online and find out if they
are interested in offering online record keeping for their families.
Even if the school is not interested in taking advantage of online
record keeping, you can continue to utilize our system for your
own personal record keeping needs.
Be sure you read the Terms and Conditions for
How often should I enter my student's information?
As often as you'd like. States and/or a non-traditional private
schools (umbrella schools) have various reporting requirements.
Our site is designed to allow reporting flexibility no matter
what your state or organization requires.
How quickly can I get a copy of my child's transcript?
Transcripts and Report Cards can be generated at any time by
clicking the "Transcript" link under your child's name.
If you belong to one of the umbrella schools that use our service,
official high school transcripts can be obtained directly from
I'm teaching a subject that's not on the subject list. How
can I add one?
You may select "Elective" from the subject drop down
and specify the title of the elective. If you think the subject
should be included in the drop down list, you can request a new
subject be added to the list by submitting your request via the contact
form. Your request will be processed on a priority basis.
Is Home School Reporting Online a 501(c)(3) organization and
is my payment tax deductible?
At this time, we are not a 501(c)(3) organization and fees are
not tax deductible.
What if I can't afford the $20 annual subscription?
Please mail us a request for an extension to your account and
any circumstances you feel comfortable including. Our desire
is to assist as many families as possible.
I have a suggestion for the web site. How can I submit it?
Anyone may submit suggestions using the contact
form. All suggestions will be reviewed and placed in queue
on a priority basis. Because of the nature of web applications,
not all suggestions will be possible to implement.
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