New York State Graduation Requirements

Regents Diploma:

  • 22 credits (see table)
  • Pass 5 required Regents exams with a score of 65 or better

Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation:

  • 22 credits (see table)
  • Pass 9 required Regents exams with a score of 65 or better

Required Credits

Content Area Credits Required for Regents Diploma Credits Required for Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation
English 4 4
Social Studies 4 4
Math 3 3
Science 3 3
Physical Education 2 2
Language Other Than English 1 3
Art/Music 1 1
Health .5 .5
Electives 3.5 1.5
Total 22 22

Required Regents Exams

Regents Diploma Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation
  • Comprehensive English
  • Mathematics (Any One)
  • Global History and Geography
  • U.S. History and Government
  • Science (Any One)
  • Comprehensive English
  • Mathematics (All 3)
  • Global History and Geography
  • U.S. History and Government
  • Science (1 Physical & 1 Life Science)
  • Language Other Than English

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