Application Closed - Amplifying Ohio’s Pathways to Graduation Technical Assistance Grant 

On January 7, 2022, the Department announced a new funding opportunity for nonprofit organizations, career-technical planning districts, registered apprenticeship training providers and institutes of higher education. Grantees may use the funds to support identified target school districts by developing or expanding programming related to Ohio’s alternative demonstrations of competency in the long-term graduation requirements. This is a reimbursement grant made possible by Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) Funds. The application for this grant has closed. 

Classes of 2021 and 2022 Graduation Requirements

Classes of 2023 and Beyond Graduation Requirements

State law introduced new, long-term 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.  


Ohio law requires that seals earned by students using these graduation requirements be affixed to the student’s diploma. The Ohio Department of Education has designed the seals linked below for this purpose. Schools and Districts can use whatever method meets their local needs to affix these seals to their students’ diplomas.

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.