What Is the Regents Exam?

The Regents is a series of exams administered in New York to high school students. To earn their Regents Diploma, students must pass at least five different Regents exams with a grade of 65 or better. (This is in addition to earning the required number of credits by completing courses.)
Students have about three hours long to complete most Regents exams. The Regents exams contain various question formats, such as multiple choice, open-ended response, constructed-response, extended constructed-response, and an essay.

If you fail or get a score you don't like, you may take the test again. Also, note that students who do well on their Regents may be eligible for Regents Scholarships.

Regents Diplomas

To receive a Regents Diploma, students must pass the following Regents exams:

  • One math test
  • English Language Arts: ELA (Common Core)
  • U.S. History and Government or Global History and Geography
  • Any one additional Regents exam
  • One of the following science exams:
    • Chemistry
    • Earth Science
    • Living Science
    • Physics

For an Advanced Regents Diploma, students must also pass the following Regents exams:

  • Algebra I
  • Algebra II/Trigonometry
  • Geometry
  • English Language Arts: ELA (Common Core)
  • United States History and Government or Global History and Geography
  • Any one additional Regents exam
  • Language Other Than English (LOTE)
  • Living Science
  • One of the following science exam:
    • Chemistry
    • Earth Science
    • Physics

If a student wishes to receive an Advanced Regents with Honors Diploma, he or she must earn an average score of 90 or higher on all of the tests required for the Advanced Regents Diploma.

List of Available Regents:

  • Algebra I (Common Core)
    • 24 multiple choice questions
    • 13 constructed-response questions
  • Algebra II/Trigonometry (Common Core)
    • 27 multiple choice questions
    • 12 open-ended questions
  • Biology/The Living Environment
    • Varying number of multiple choice and free response questions
  • Chemistry/The Physical Setting
    • 50 multiple choice questions
    • 35 constructed-response questions
  • Comprehensive English exam
    • 25 multiple choice questions
    • 2 short essays
    • 1 full essay
  • English Language Arts: ELA (Common Core)
    • 24 multiple choice questions
    • 2 short essays
    • 1 full essay
  • Earth Science/The Physical Setting
    • 50 multiple choice questions
    • 35 constructed-response questions
  • Global History and Geography
    • 50 multiple choice questions
    • 9 short answer questions
    • 1 thematic essay
    • 1 document-based essay
  • Geometry (Common Core)
    • 28 multiple choice questions
    • 10 open-ended questions
  • Integrated Algebra
    • 30 multiple choice questions
    • 9 open-ended questions
  • Physics/The Physical Setting
    • 50 multiple choice questions
    • 35 constructed-response questions
  • The United States History and Government
    • 50 multiple choice questions
    • 9 short answer questions
    • 1 thematic essay
    • 1 document-based essay

Regents Prep

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