Curriculum and Instruction

General Education & Diploma Requirements

February 2018: Summary Diploma/Credential Requirementspdf link Updated Guidance!
This chart includes information on the required units of credit and examinations for a Regents diploma, a Regents diploma with advanced designation, a local diploma the CDOS Commencement Credential and the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential.

January 2018: UPDATED Guidance on New York Diploma Requirements pdf link New Guidance!

August 2017: Diploma Requirements Video Series – Information on the credit and assessment requirements to earn a New York State Regents or local diploma.

Users are encouraged to reference the Part 100 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, especially Section 100.5 for complete high school diploma requirements and alternatives for specific diploma requirements (see 100.5(d)). There are other Part 100 sections that may be useful, such as §100.1 Definitions§100.2(d) Languages Other Than English  (LOTE), and §135, Health & Physical Education.

Other Important Diploma Information

Superintendent Determination

Summary of Diploma Requirements for Students Who First Enter Grade 9 in:

For further questions and comments, email emscgradreq@mail.nysed.gov

Last Updated: June 7, 2018