Can failing the NYS regents prevent you from going to college? i've failed the U.S. history regents multiple times, and i just don't seem to get the material. can this prevent me from going to college? i've been accepted to a few, but now i'm worried i won't even have the chance to go. i've also heard about the local diploma that you can get if you fail a regents or something. can anyone shed some light on this?