On November 29, 2016, Dowling College (the “Debtor”) filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of title 11 of the United States Code (the “Chapter 11 Case”) in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York (the “Bankruptcy Court”). The case has been assigned to the Honorable Robert E. Grossman. (Case No. 16-75545).

Garden City Group, LLC, the claims and noticing agent for the Dowling College bankruptcy proceeding has established a Case Administration website providing further information regarding the bankruptcy proceedings.

The Case Administration website also serves as the main point of contact for claims and/or inquiries related to:

  • Vendors or other Creditors
  • Former Dowling Students
  • Former Dowling Faculty & Staff
  • Scholarship and Endowment Funds

The Case Administration website can be found at the following web address:

Please first check the Frequently Asked Questions page (click here) on the Case Administration Website for information regarding your particular issue or situation. If your question or issue is not addressed by the answers provided on the Frequently Asked Question page, you can also submit an inquiry through the Contact Us page (click here) and upload any supporting documentation relating to your question or issue.


Transcript Requests

Long Island University has taken over as successor custodian of Dowling College’s transcript records and is accepting orders for and issuing official Dowling transcripts. Students are encouraged to place orders using the online order form which can be found at:

The status of Dowling transcript orders can be checked online at:


Teacher Certifications

Candidates seeking certification (program codes or institutional recommendation) please contact the Department of Education at:

New York State Education Department
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234

If you have questions about teacher certification, please go to Contact the Office of Teaching Initiatives.

If you are having a problem with the TEACH system (incorrect SSN, etc.), then please go to Report Problem(s) Using the TEACH Online System.


15 Credits Remaining or Less – Completion of your Degree

Procedures for meeting graduation requirements after August 31st, 2016

As you are aware, Dowling lost its accreditation on August 31, 2016. Below are the procedures that you need to follow to obtain your degree from the Board of Regents of the State of New York. Also, be mindful of the time frame. This option is only in place for THREE years. After that you will be subject to the transfer policies of the college that you attend. These procedures are only for students who are within 15 credits of graduation!

Students who, at the time that Dowling College closed, were enrolled in Dowling College and were within 15 credits of completing their Dowling College degree program, and who are able to complete those credits at other colleges or universities, by August 31, 2019, (3 years from the closure of Dowling College), will be able to submit official transcripts from Dowling College and the other institution(s) at which they have taken courses that are applicable to the requirements for the Dowling College degree program in which they were enrolled, to the NYS Education Department.

If the institution at which the former Dowling College student completes the required credits conducts the degree audit and attests to the fact that the student has completed all of the requirements for the Dowling College degree program, the Department will recommend to the Board of Regents that the Regents award a diploma to the student. Otherwise, the Department will conduct the necessary degree audit, and upon a determination that the student has completed all of the requirements of the Dowling College degree program, the Department will recommend to the Board of Regents that the Regents award a diploma to the student.

A diploma issued by the Regents will indicate that the applicable degree was earned based upon the completion of a Dowling College degree program.

For student inquiries for additional information regarding degrees being granted through the State Education Department, Board of Regents, please use the following email address:


New Mailing Address: Effective immediately, Dowling College’s new mailing address, for both the Oakdale and Shirley Campuses, is as follows. Please direct all future correspondence to this address.

Dowling College
PO Box 470
Massapequa Park, NY 11762