If you get your permit at age seventeen do you still have to wait six months to get your drivers license in new york?

as of most recently checked, yes you do....and you need to pass a driver test.

as long as you completed a driver education course and received your 5hr sheet the 6 months of having your permit is irrelevant. you can be 16 when you get your permit but if you turn 17 within those 6months and completed a drivers ed course you are all good to go schedule your roadtest and get a full license