Diploma Requirements

New York State Graduation Requirements 2018-2019

UPDATED Guidance on New York Diploma Requirements – New Guidance! January 2018 

Graduation Year  Local Diploma Regents Diploma*  Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation **
 
Entered 9th Grade 2015
(Seniors)

Earn 22 units of credit.

Students with an IEP who score 55-64 on any of the required regents.

Available to all student populations if seeking an appeal on 2 required regents exams.

Earn 22 units of credit.

Scores of 65 or above on five required regents exams
Earn 22 units of credit.

Scores of 65 or above on eight required regents exams

 Entered 9th Grade 2016
(Juniors)
Earn 22 units of credit.

Students with an IEP who score 55-64 on any of the required regents.

Available to all student populations if seeking an appeal on 2 required regents exams.
Earn 22 units of credit.

Scores of 65 or above on five required regents exams
 Earn 22 units of credit.

Scores of 65 or above on eight required regents exams
 
Entered 9th Grade 2017
(Sophomores)
Earn 22 units of credit.

Students with an IEP who score 55-64 on any of the required regents.

Available to all student populations if seeking an appeal on 2 required regents exams.
Earn 22 units of credit.

Scores of 65 or above on five required regents exams
 Earn 22 units of credit.

Scores of 65 or above on eight required regents exams

 Entered 9th Grade 2018
(Freshmen)
Earn 22 units of credit.

Students with an IEP who score 55-64 on any of the required regents.

Available to all student populations if seeking an appeal on 2 required regents exams.
Earn 22 units of credit.

Scores of 65 or above on five required regents exams
 Earn 22 units of credit.

Scores of 65 or above on eight required regents exams

*Regents Diploma with Honors - Five required Regents exams have a computed average of 90% or above.

**Regents with Advanced Designation with Mastery in Math - Meets all the requirements of the Regents diploma with Advanced Designation and scores 85 or above on each of the 3 Regents examinations in Math.

**Regents with Advanced Designation with Mastery in Science - Meets all the requirements of the Regents diploma with Advanced Designation and scores 85 or above on each of the 3 Regents examinations in Science.

**Regents with Advanced Designation with Honors - Meets all the requirements of the Regents diploma with Advanced Designation with a computed assessment average of 90 or better.


New York State Credit Requirements 2018-2019

Minimum Credit Requirement Local Diploma Regents Diploma Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation
English Language Arts  4  4  4
 Social Studies  4  4  4
 Mathematics  3  3  3
 Science  3  3  3
 Language Other Than English  1  1  3
 Fine Arts 1  1  1
 Physical Education 2  2  2
 Health .5  .5  .5
 Electives  3.5  3.5  1.5
 TOTAL  22  22  22