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Local Diploma / Failing One Regents?

sincerelyydavidsincerelyydavid Posts: 181Registered User Junior Member
edited May 2010 in High School Life
so i've failed one regents, which i can't seem to pass. i've taken it twice already, and i'm going to take it once again in june, but it feels like it's impossible for me to pass.
will this prevent me from graduating? or can i get, what i've heard, a local diploma? and would colleges rescind me for doing so?
also, why are people putting in the effort to get an advanced regents diploma if the type of high school diploma doesn't matter in the long run?
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Replies to: Local Diploma / Failing One Regents?

  • toxic93toxic93 Posts: 2,684Registered User Senior Member
    if your talking about the NY State regents, by law you need to pass all required regents to graduate from high school. So you MUST pass to go to college. and btw what regents is giving you the problem?
  • sincerelyydavidsincerelyydavid Posts: 181Registered User Junior Member
    I'm having problems with US history. but here's the local diploma i'm talking about: http://schools.nyc.gov/documents/offices/GT/TL/2009_GenEd_Grad_Card_FINAL.pdf
  • toxic93toxic93 Posts: 2,684Registered User Senior Member
    that doesn't mean anything. To get a local diploma you need to pass all regents. They had a rule where you can get a 55 on a test and pass, but that's done away with. A local diploma is your high school diploma. So you need to pass all regents to get a local diploma.
  • sincerelyydavidsincerelyydavid Posts: 181Registered User Junior Member
    "They had a rule where you can get a 55 on a test and pass, but that's done away with."
    Okay, what do you mean done away with? because i did get a 55+ on it, which means that i can get the local diploma, right? and what do you mean it doesn't mean anything? sorry, i'm just confused with your response.
    "So you need to pass all regents to get a local diploma. "
    by "pass," you mean with a 55 or higher, right?
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