Regents Requirements

Regents Exams

To graduate high school in New York State, you must take and pass certain classes and exams.

 

There are two levels of diploma for graduating high school in New York State.

  • Regents Diploma
  • Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation

Each requires certain classes and exams.

Class Requirements

To graduate high school, students must take the following classes:

NY Regents Diploma Credit Requirements - 22 Credits Required
Diploma TypeEnglishSocial StudiesMathScienceHealthSecondary LanguageArt or MusicPhys EdSequence
Courses/
Electives
Regents Diploma44330.51123.5
Regents Diploma with Adv. Desig.44330.53121.5

Regents Exam Requirements

Regents Diploma - a score of 65 or better is required on these Regents exams:

  • Comprehensive English
  • Mathematics (Any one)
  • Global History
  • US History
  • Science (Any one)
  • Language other than English

Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation - a score of 65 or better is required on these Regents exams:

  • Comprehensive English
  • Mathematics (All three)
  • Global History
  • US History
  • Science (One physical and one life science)
  • Language other than English

Additional Designations

With Honors

The "with honors" designation is added to either Regents Diploma option for students with an average score of 90 or more on all required Regents exams.

Technical Endorsement

Students enrolled in an approved school district or BOCES career and technical education (CTE) program who successfully complete all requirements earn a technical endorsement to be affixed to their high school diplomas.

Learn more about New York State's high school graduation requirements from the New York Sate Department of Education.