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Regents College Exams (RCE)

The Regents College Examination (previously College Proficiency Examinations) program is administered by the State University of New York, State Education Department. Out-of-state administration of this testing program is accomplished by the American College Testing Program (ACT). ACT’s administration of this program is known as the ACT Proficiency Examination Program (PEP).

RCE credit will be granted by the College in accordance with the following policy:

  1. The College will grant credit only in those academic areas where this College has an academic department or an academic program.
  2. Acceptable grades for awarding credit for the RCE or the PEP:

Evaluation Method

Acceptable Grade*

Numerical Standard Score

53 or better

Letter Grade

A, B



Foreign Language (Battery A)
Standard Score

45 or better on subset and 200 combined score

Foreign Language (Battery B)
Standard Score

58 or better

*The College reserves the right to require a student to demonstrate proficiency in areas not covered by examinations. Normally these areas would be in science laboratory work or in research skills.

3. If a student fails the same Regents College Examination twice, no credit will be granted for passing it on any subsequent attempt.

It is the obligation of the student to apply for the examination to the Regents College Examination Program, New York State Education Department, Albany NY 12224.

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