Entering Freshman Class 
Local Diploma Requirements 
Regents Diploma Requirements 
Regents
Diploma with Advanced Designation Requirements 
2005 
Assessment Requirements For
all students: Students
with Disabilities Pass the corresponding
Regents Competency Test (RCT) if failed a required Regents exam Credit Requirements

Score 65
or above on 5 required Regents exams. Earn 22 units of credit. 
Score 65
or above on 8 required Regents exams. Earn 22 units of credit. 
2006 
Assessment Requirements For
all students: Students with Disabilities: Score
between a 5564 on any or all required Regents exams
or Pass the
corresponding Regents Competency Test (RCT) if failed a required Regents exam
Credit Requirements 
Score 65
or above on 5 required Regents exams. Earn 22 units of credit. 
Score 65
or above on 8 required Regents exams. Earn 22 units of credit. 
2007 
Assessment Requirements For
all students: Students with Disabilities Pass the
corresponding Regents Competency Test (RCT) if failed a required Regents exam
Credit Requirements 
Score 65
or above on 5 required Regents exams. Earn 22 units of credit. 
Score 65
or above on 8 required Regents exams. Earn 22 units of credit. 
2008 
Assessment Requirements Students with Disabilities Score
between a 5564 on any or all required Regents exams
or Pass the
corresponding Regents Competency Test (RCT) if failed a required Regents exam
Credit Requirements 
Score 65
or above on 5 required Regents exams. Earn 22 units of credit. 
Score 65
or above on 8 required Regents exams. Earn 22 units of credit. 
2009 
Assessment Requirements Students with Disabilities
Pass the
corresponding Regents Competency Test (RCT) if failed a required Regents exam
Credit Requirements 
Score 65
or above on 5 required Regents exams. Earn 22 units of credit. 
Score 65
or above on 8 required Regents exams. Earn 22 units of credit. 
Note: The Regents
Competency Test safety net for students with disabilities will continue to be
available for students entering grade 9 prior to September 2010. Students using
this safety net will receive a local diploma.
The lowpass
option of scoring between 5564 on the required Regents exams to earn a local
diploma will continue to be available for students with disabilities, without
local option.