In New Hampshire, homeschoolers may self-certify their children's graduation. If a student completes the equivalent of 12th grade prior to turning 18 years old, parents must file notice with the state Department of Education to satisfy compulsory attendance requirements per RSA 193:1, I(f)(2).
The NH DOE has a sample self-certification form, and GSHE created a sample high school graduation letter.
It is highly recommended to send the notification via certified mail as parents are responsible for maintaining these records. The state DOE’s mailing address is 101 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301-3860.
Federal law recognizes that NH home educated students can self-certify graduation to be eligible for Federal Student Aid (FSA) funds.
If the student is 18 years of age or older, there is no need to file a notice with the NH DOE because the student is above the education attendance requirement age per RSA 193:1.