Graduation Requirements – Class of 2021 and beyond

Ohio law enacted new, permanent graduation requirements that are available for the classes of 2021 and beyond. The Department is working to update the graduation webpages and will communicate – as soon as possible – the recent changes to Ohio’s state testing and graduation requirements, as well as important information for districts regarding requirements for the early identification, intervention and supports for students not on track to satisfy the new requirements.  

To provide a comprehensive overview of Ohio’s graduation requirements in response to recent updates, this chart outlines the options available to each graduating class, as well as a description of the requirements.  


Classes of 2021 and 2022 Graduation Requirements

Classes of 2023 and Beyond Graduation Requirements

State law introduced new, permanent graduation requirements for students in the class of 2023 and beyond. Students entering ninth grade after July 1, 2019, must meet the new requirements outlined in state law. Department staff are working to update the graduation webpages and guidance documents. Please check back often.  

Senior Only Program

High school seniors! Boost your earning power when you graduate from high school with an industry-recognized credential. A credential makes you marketable for in-demand jobs in Ohio. The Senior Only Credential Program is for students in their senior year who have completed most of their curriculum requirements. An industry-credential can be part of your path to graduation. Handout | en Español

Classes of 2014-2017 Graduation Requirements

Students in the classes of 2014-2017 operated under their original graduation requirements. On Jan. 1, 2016, students may have chose to use Ohio’s new graduation pathways to earn a diploma.