NEW YORK STATE REGENTS DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS

Course Area Required Number of Credits & Regents Exams
English Credits: 8 (all 4 years)

 

Exam: Comprehensive English Regents

**65 is passing, but 75 shows proficiency for college readiness

Mathematics Credits: 6 (3 years)

 

Exam: 1 Math Regents (Integrated Algebra, Geometry, or Algebra 2/Trigonometry)

**65 is passing, but 80 shows proficiency for college readiness

Social Studies Credits: 8 (all 4 years) including:

·       2 credits in U.S. History

·       1 credit in Participation in Government

·       1 credit in Economics

·       The remaining 4 credits are typically in Global History

 

Exams: U.S. History Regents AND Global History Regents

Science Credits: 6 (3 years), including:

·       2 credits in Life Science (Living Environment)

·       2 credits in Physical Science

·       2 credits in any Science

 

Exam: 1 Science Regents (Living Environment, Earth Science, Chemistry, or Physics)

Health 1 credit (1 semester)
Art 2 credits (2 semesters)
Language Other Than English 2 credits (1 year)
Physical Education 4 credits (4 semesters)
Total Units    37 Credits in Core Course (listed above)

+   7 Electives or additional Core credits

44 Credits to Graduate

 

 

EARNING A REGENTS DIPLOMA WITH ADVANCED DESIGNATION

To earn a Regents diploma with an advanced designation a student must, in addition to the coursework and Regents requirements above, fulfill these additional requirements:

Mathematics:

Pass all 3 Math Regents: Integrated Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra 2/ Trigonometry

 

Science:

Pass 2 Science Regents Exam: 1 must be in a Life Science (Living Environment); 1 must be in Physical Science (Earth Science, Chemistry, or Physics)

 

Language Other English:

Pass 3 years (6 credits) in a Language Other than English and pass the Regents Exam in that language, if available. In those languages for which no Regents comprehensive assessment is available, a locally developed test may be administered.