We receive a lot of questions about the different types of New York State High School Diplomas. According to New York State Education Department (NYSED.gov), high school students in New York can graduate with diplomas of various distinctions.
To earn a standard Regents Diploma, students must receive a score of 65 or better on the following Regents exams:
To earn a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation - students must receive a score of 65 or better on the following Regents exams:
There are additional designations available as well -
Students can earn a "with honors" designation added to either Regents Diploma option for an average score of 90 or more on all required Regents exams.
Students enrolled in an approved school district or BOCES career and technical education (CTE) program who successfully complete all requirements earn a technical endorsement to be affixed to their high school diplomas.