Curriculum and Instruction

General Education & Diploma Requirements

UPDATED JANUARY 2016 Diploma Requirements including Multiple Pathways (printable version)pdf link (203 KB)

Updated Summary Chart outlining the various diploma and credential types available to students:

Updated Diploma/Credential Requirementspdf link(67 KB)

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.It reflects the regulatory provisions for multiple pathways as well as the appeals process and safety nets for students with disabilities.  This chart is applicable to all student cohorts.  Cohort specific flexibility can be found in the charts listed below. 

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

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

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

Last Updated: January 13, 2016