When do I get my diploma?

I"m a freshman but did not receive a diploma indicating that I have passed the 9th grade.

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In the United States, one does not receive a diploma until one has completed the twelfth grade.  However, you should have received grades for your coursework this year.  If you have made a D or better in your courses and are in the public school system, then you have passed and can move to the 10th grade. 

In some states there is a competency test which is administered to tenth graders. (Students may retake this high school graduation example several times if they do not pass on the first attempt.)  A student must, then, have passed the required exams and coursework by the twelfth grade before being issued a high school diploma.

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