Regents Admissions Index: what you need to know.
High school students applying to UNI with a test score are considered for admission based on their completion of high school course requirements and their Regent Admission Index (RAI).
To qualify for automatic admission as freshmen, students must achieve a Regent Admission Index (RAI) score of at least 245 and meet the minimal high school course requirements. Students who achieve a score less than 245 will be considered for admission on an individual basis.
The RAI combines factors that predict success: ACT or SAT test score, high school cumulative grade-point average and the number of completed high school core courses.
Below is a detailed description of the RAI formula:
ACT Composite x 3
+ (30 x Cumulative GPA)
+ (5 x Number of years of high school core courses)
= RAI score
Note: For purposes of calculating the RAI, ACT composite score has a top value of 36 (SAT scores will be converted to ACT composite equivalent); high school GPA is expressed on a 4-point scale; and number of high school courses completed in the core subject areas is expressed in terms of years or fractions of years of study.