In New York State, there are three types of diplomas. The three are local , a Regents, and an Advanced Regents diploma. All students can earn a Regents or Advanced Regents diploma; but only students who meet specific criteria are eligible to graduate with a local diploma. This 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 or click 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.