# Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors

To earn a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors, a student needs to have a computed average score of 90 or higher on all Regents examinations required for the Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation (no rounding up is permitted).

The examination requirements include a passing score on the following Regents exams or Department Approved Alternatives:​

Students who substitute more than 2 Department Approved Alternatives for these required Regents exams are not eligible for the honors endorsement.

In instances where students received exemptions from Regents Examinations, the calculation for the honors endorsement will be dependent upon the number of scored Regents Examinations the student has.

• Students with a minimum of three scored Regents Examinations applicable to the diploma
• In instances where students have at least three scored Regents Examinations to be included in the assessments required for the diploma type, exemptions due to COVID-19 would be removed from the calculation. If the computed average of the Regents Examination scores required for the diploma (not including exemptions) equals 90 or above, the student earned the honors endorsement.
• Students with fewer than three scored Regents Examinations applicable to the diploma
• The student’s final course grade for each exempted Regents Examination will be substituted in the calculation for honors. If the computed average of the scored Regents Examinations and the final course grades for courses for which exemptions were granted equals 90 or above, the student earned the honors endorsement.

Note:  Additional information regarding the honors endorsement and Regents exam exemptions can be referenced in questions 44-46 of the Frequently Asked Questions Related to the June 2021 and August 2021 Exemptions from Diploma Requirements

#### Example 1:

 English Language Arts (ELA) 70 Algebra I 100 Geometry 98 Algebra II 100 Earth Science 97 Living Environment 97 US History & Government 68 AP Calculus AB Exam 4 Average 90

This student earned a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors.  The student's computed average equals 90 (70 + 100 + 98 + 100 + 97 + 97 + 68 = 630/7 = 90).  The student chose the STEM (Mathematics) Pathway Combination; therefore, the average is based only on the 7 Regents exam scores.

#### Example 2:

 English Language Arts (ELA) 98 Algebra I 75 Geometry 79 Algebra II 81 Living Environment 100 Chemistry 100 US History & Government 98 CDOS n/a Average 90.14

This student earned a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors.  The student's computed average equals 90.14 (98 + 75 + 79 + 81 + 100 + 100 + 98 = 631/7 = 90.14).  The student chose the Pathway Combination (other than STEM, specifically CDOS); therefore, the average is based only on the 7 Regents exam scores.

#### Example 3:

 English Language Arts (ELA) 73 Algebra I 98 Geometry 67 Algebra II 96 Living Environment 100 Physics 100 Global History & Geography 98 US History & Government 98 Average 91.25

This student earned a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors.  The student's computed average equals 91.25 (73 + 98 + 67 + 96 + 100 + 100 + 98 + 98 = 730/8 = 91.25).  The student chose the Traditional Pathway; therefore, the average is based on all 8 Regents exam scores.

#### Example 4 (with exemptions):

 English Language Arts (ELA) E Algebra I 92 Geometry 94 Algebra II Final Course Grade: 98 E Living Environment 90 Earth Science 89 Chemistry Final Course Grade: 95 E Global Studies and Geography 98 Average 92.6

Since the student has at least three scored Regents Examinations, the exemptions may be removed from the calculation for the honors endorsement. With the exemptions removed from the calculation, the student's computed average equals 92.6 (92 + 94 + 90 + 89 + 98 ÷ 5). Since the computed average of the Regents Examination scores required for the diploma type equals 90 or above, the student earned the honors endorsement. The student’s final course grades do not need to be considered in this case, since the student has at least three scored Regents Examinations.

Transfer Students: In order to earn the advanced designation, students must pass two science Regents examinations or Department Approved Alternatives (one life science, one physical science).  Therefore students who transfer to a New York State high school for the first time in grades 11 or 12 and wish to earn the Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors, may only waive the Global History and Geography Regents exam.  Students who waive two exams due to transfer status may earn a Regents Diploma with Honors.  The requirements to receive a high school diploma with honors remain the same, except with a fewer number of required Regents examinations and with appropriate annotations on transcripts and permanent records.