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 Resources
- NYS CDOS Commencement Credential Frequently Asked Questions, updated June 2023
- Certificate for CDOS Commencement Credential
- Career Plan Form
- Employability Profile and Directions
- Evidence of a Student’s Attainment of the Commencement Level CDOS Learning Standards
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. Additional information can be referenced on the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential for Students with Severe Disabilities webpage.