- no longer be enrolled in a public school
- have been denied graduation solely for failing to meet the exit exam requirements
- review the Richland Two Guidelines for Petition of High School Diploma in Accordance with Act 155
- complete an Act 155 Petition Form by December 31, 2015
HSAP No Longer Required for SC HS Diploma
South Carolina high school students are no longer required to pass HSAP (the "Exit Exam") to receive a high school diploma. Former Richland School District Two students from 1990-2014 graduating classes who met all other requirements for graduation may now petition the Richland Two School Board of Trustees to receive a South Carolina diploma. Act 155 (H.3919), which provided for the elimination of the exit exam as a requirement for a high school diploma, was passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Nikki R. Haley on April 14, 2014.
People eligible to receive a diploma under these conditions must:
For more information about ACT 155, visit the SC Department of Education’s website.
Please allow 8-10 weeks for processing, printing and delivery.