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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 Resources

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. Additional information can be referenced on the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential for Students with Severe Disabilities webpage.

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