Regents Exam Scores & Credit Accumulation Information
To graduate from a New York City high school, students must accumulate 44 credits and pass five Regents exams. Even though a score of 65 is considered passing, a score of 75 on the English Regents exam and an 80 on a math Regents exam is required to be considered college ready.
A student who graduates as "College Ready" can increases their chances of being accepted to a CUNY 2-year or 4-year college. Students can also avoid having to pay for remediation classes at a CUNY - remediation classes cost the same as regular college classes, but do not count as college credit.
Here is a chart of exam requirements to graduate from a NYC high school. Click on the chart for a full size picture of it, or click here for a .pdf version of exams and credits required for graduation.