Should I Retake a Regents Exam for a Better Grade?

Many students believe that once they have passed a Regents Exam, their job is done.  However, they fail to recognize the importance of getting that “A.”  There are three good reasons for students to retake their Regents Exams.

  1. Students with an overall average of 90 or better on their Regents Exam graduate “With Honors.”  Many juniors and seniors have averages that are currently in the high 80’s.  By simply retaking one or two exams, these students could boost their average enough to receive the “With Honors” distinction. 
  2. Regents Exams measure are often considered by Colleges and Universities in their admissions decisions.  Having high Regents Exam grades indicates to an admissions counselor that a student has mastered material that may be necessary for success in college level courses.
  3. Students with high Regents scores can be eligible for State scholarships.  Last year, the New York State Education Department provided Albion High School seniors with over $5,000 worth of scholarships!