High School Graduation

All NY high school students must pass regents in 5 designated subject areas and obtain a minimum of 44 credits in specific subjects to graduate with an HS diploma.

CREDITS

  • List of credits needed by subject area: HS Credit Requirements
  • To Note: Some school may allow you to obtain Physical Education Credits through your participation on an SBU soccer team.

    REGENTS
    All (with a few exceptions) NY high school students must pass regents exams in 5 subject areas to graduate high school. The exams can be taken repeatedly and are offered twice a school year and once over the summer break.

  • List of Regents needed by subject area: Regents Requirements
  • Students who can also receive an ADVANCED Regents Diploma by meeting further requirements.

    CUNY COLLEGE READINESS
    In order to be found to be “college ready” by CUNY and eligible for regular acceptance into 4 year CUNY Universities a student must obtain certain scores on their Regents, SAT, or CUNY Placement exams.

  • Regents: Pass 1 Math Regent with a score of 80 or above AND Pass the English Regent with a score of 75 or above
  • SAT: Score 480 or higher on the verbal section AND score a 510 or higher on math section.

    REGENTS PREP RESOURCES

  • Sample Regents Tests (Oswego City School District Regents Exam Prep Center)
  • Past Regents Exams (New York State Education Dept)
  • Science Regents Prep (New York Science Teacher)
  • HomeInstructionSchools.com Science Review Videos