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Exiting Credentials

CDOS Commencement Credential (Standalone)

All New York State students may exit high school with the CDOS Commencement Credential if they’re unable to meet the diploma requirements.  At no point should a decision be made that a student stops working toward a high school diploma in order to concentrate only on earning this credential.  There are two options for earning the CDOS Commencement Credential.  Option 1 and Option 2 are available to all students.

CDOS Commencement Credential Questions & Answers

Model Forms


Skills & Achievement Commencement Credential

Students in New York State who are assessed using the New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA) may exit high school with the Skills & Achievement Commencement Credential. 

Skills & Achievement Commencement Credential Resources

For further questions and comments, email: emscurric@nysed.gov (general questions) or emscgradreq@nysed.gov (questions related to graduation requirements), or call (518) 474-5922.