In New York State, there are three types of diplomas: a local diploma, a Regents diploma, and an Advanced Regents diploma. All students can earn a Regents or Advanced Regents diploma; however only students who meet specific criteria are eligible to graduate with a local diploma, which allows students to graduate with lower exam scores. The type of diploma you earn depends on your course credits and scores on specific Regents exams, as shown in the table below. An Advanced Regents diploma lets students demonstrate additional skills in math, science, and languages other than English. If you think you are not earning the credits you need to graduate, please speak to your community guidance counselor immediately. Keep in mind that a student may always exceed these requirements; these represent the minimum.

Graduation Requirements for Incoming Freshmen in 2016