DOWLING COLLEGE BANKRUPTCY
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).
Dowling’s Plan of Liquidation was confirmed by the Bankruptcy Court on December 20, 2018 and became effective on January 14, 2019.
Any inquiries regarding Dowling must be sent in writing to the following address:
PO Box 470
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
Attn: Plan Administrator
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:
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: OCUEINFO@nysed.gov
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.
PO Box 470
Massapequa Park, NY 11762