Closed School Information Page

A list of schools permanently closed can be found on this page. If you are a former student of one of these schools, or if you were a student of a school that was purchased by one of the schools below, please see the following instructions regarding Transcripts, Diplomas, and other questions you may have. You can also find a list of our transfer partners by visiting https://www.dcedh.org/partner-institutions.

The following schools are now permanently closed:

  • The Art Institute of Atlanta—Decatur, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta
  • The Art Institute of California – Hollywood, a campus of Argosy University - Academic Catalog
  • The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University
  • The Art Institute of California—Los Angeles, a campus of Argosy University
  • The Art Institute of California – Orange County, a campus of Argosy University
  • The Art Institute of California – Sacramento, a campus of Argosy University
  • The Art Institute of California – San Diego, a campus of Argosy University - Academic Catalog
  • The Art Institute of California – San Francisco, a campus of Argosy University
  • The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley, a campus of Argosy University
  • The Art Institute of Charleston, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta
  • The Art Institute of Charlotte, a campus of Miami International University of Art & Design
  • The Art Institute of Colorado
  • The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
  • The Art Institute of Fort Worth, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design
  • The Art Institute of Houston—North, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston
  • The Art Institute of Indianapolis
  • The Art Institutes International—Kansas City
  • The Art Institute of Jacksonville, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design
  • The Art Institute of Michigan
  • The Art Institute of Michigan—Troy
  • The Art Institute of Minnesota
  • The Art Institute of New York City
  • The Art Institute of Ohio—Cincinnati
  • The Art Institute of Philadelphia
  • The Art Institute of Phoenix
  • The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Academic Catalog
  • The Art Institute of Pittsburgh – Online Division - Academic Catalog
  • The Art Institute of Portland
  • The Art Institute of Raleigh – Durham, a campus of Miami International University of Art & Design
  • The Art Institute of Salt Lake City
  • The Art Institute of Seattle - Academic Catalog
  • The Art Institute of St. Louis
  • The Art Institute of Tennessee – Nashville, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta
  • The Art Institute of Tucson
  • The Art Institute of Washington, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta
  • The Art Institute of Washington—Dulles, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta
  • The Art Institute of Wisconsin
  • The Art Institute of York—Pennsylvania
  • The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago
  • The Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg
  • The Illinois Institute of Art—Tinley Park
  • Antonelli Institute of Art & Photography
  • Arizona Institute of Interior Design
  • Bradley Academy for the Visual Arts
  • Lowthian College
  • New England Institute of Art
  • New York Restaurant School
  • Tuscon Design College
  • York Academy of Art

Transcript Requests

Transcript Instructions:

Mail your completed Transcript Request Form to the attention of the Dream Center Education Holdings:

Dream Center Education Holdings
Attn: Academic Operations Department
1400 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Your transcript will then be processed and mailed to the provided address.

NOTE: Students may request no more than three (3) official transcripts at this time via the Campus Common student portal. Should you need more than three (3) official transcripts, please send an email to DCEHPriorityServices@dcedh.org including your name, location attended, full contact information, and the reason for needing additional transcripts and the team will review your request.

Diploma Requests

To request a copy of your diploma, please send an email to ClosedCampusDiplomaRequest@dcedh.org with your current mailing address, your name as it should appear on your diploma, your student ID, program completed, campus attended, dates attended and reason for your request (lost diploma, misprinted, first time request, etc.). We are working diligently to process these requests as quickly as possible (may take up to 12 weeks given volume) and will be sure your name is added to our queue.

Enrollment Verifications

For third-party enrollment/degree verification requests, please email your request to transcripts@aii.edu and include student name, school name, reference number, dates attended, graduation date, program and degree. Note: Allow a minimum of 21 days for completion. We do not accept requests for verbal verifications, nor follow-up status calls of previously requested verifications.

Financial Requests

For financial requests, please send e-mail to studentresolution@dcedh.org with the following information:

  • E-Mail Subject Line: Financial Request

  • Body of E-Mail: Include the full name used during your enrollment, the campus attended, and a detailed description of the financial request you are making.

Account Balance Inquiries

For account balance inquiries, please reach out online to CSSNRecovery@dcedh.org.

1098–T – Questions and Important Information

Forms are mailed to all eligible students by January 31 annually. To print a duplicate form, please visit https://heartland.ecsi.net/. If you are unable to locate your 1098-T and need further assistance, please contact Heartland ECSI at 1-866-428-1098. For information on the Taxpayer Relief Act, as well as additional resources to assist you in understanding higher education tax incentives visit: https://heartland.ecsi.net/index.main.html#/access/FAQtaxDocuments#understanding1098TForm.

Career Services

The Department of Career & Professional Readiness partners with students as they explore employment possibilities, develop job skills, and connect with potential opportunities related to their professional endeavors. Our goal is to encourage the career potential of students by facilitating opportunities for them to explore their interests and gain valuable professional experience while utilizing a variety of resources.

Students can seek guidance in building a resume, career planning, developing job-search strategies, preparing for an interview and evaluating potential job opportunities. The Department of Career & Professional Readiness will also work to plan and deliver career readiness workshops, individual or group career planning sessions, job board resources and industry guest speakers.

For assistance, call 1-855-855-0570 or email AIcareerreadiness@aii.edu.

Department of Education

If you are in need of assistance from the Department of Education, please reach out to them at https://feedback.studentaid.ed.gov.

The Department of Education is hosting interactive webinars for students from closed Argosy University and select Art Institutes to share information and address questions and concerns. Please visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/sites/default/files/dream-center-webinars.pdf for details and to register.

The Department of Education is assisting students and keeping them informed with regard to closures. Please visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/announcements/closed-school and https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/announcements/dream-center for information.

All Other Questions or Concerns

Please reach out to service@dcedh.org or call 855.758.5660 for assistance. Representatives will be able to assist via phone from 8 am – 8 pm EST, Monday – Friday. Please note that email is the fastest way to receive assistance.

Please locate your campus for the appropriate contact information:

  • * The Art Institute of Atlanta—Decatur
         Please contact The Art Institute of Atlanta at 770-394-8300

  • * The Art Institute of California—Los Angeles
         Please contact The Art Institute of San Diego at 858-598-1200

  • * The Art Institute of California—Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University
         Please contact The Art Institute of San Diego 858-598-1200

  • * The Art Institute of California—Orange County, a campus of Argosy University
         Please contact The Art Institute of San Diego 858-598-1200

  • * The Art Institute of California—Sacramento, a campus of Argosy University
         Please contact The Art Institute of San Diego 858-598-1200

  • * The Art Institute of California—San Francisco, a campus of Argosy University
         Please contact The Art Institute of San Diego 858-598-1200

  • * The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley
         Please contact The Art Institute of San Diego at 858-598-1200

  • * The Art Institute of Charleston, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta
         Please contact The Art Institute of Atlanta 770-394-8300

  • * The Art Institute of Charlotte, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design
         Please contact Miami International University of Art & Design 305-428-5700

  • * The Art Institute of Colorado
         Please contact The Art Institute of Houston 713-623-2040

  • * The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
         Please contact Miami International University of Art & Design 305-428-5700

  • * The Art Institute of Fort Worth
         Please contact The Art Institute of Dallas, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design at 214-692-8080

  • * The Art Institute of Houston—North
         Please contact The Art Institute of Houston at 713-623-2040

  • * The Art Institute of Indianapolis
         Please contact The Art Institute of Las Vegas 702-369-9944

  • * The Art Institutes International—Kansas City
         Please contact The Art Institute of Las Vegas at 412-291-6200

  • * The Art Institute of Jacksonville
         Please contact Miami International University of Art & Design at 305-428-5700

  • * The Art Institute of Michigan
         Please contact The Art Institute of Houston 713-623-2040

  • * The Art Institute of Michigan—Troy
         Please contact The Art Institute of Houston at 713-623-2040

  • * The Art Institutes of Minnesota
         Please contact Argosy University Twin Cities at 888-844-2004

  • * The Art Institute of New York City
         Please contact The Art Institute of Pittsburgh at 858-598-1200

  • * The Art Institute of Ohio—Cincinnati
         Please contact The Art Institute of Houston at 713-623-2040

  • * The Art Institute of Philadelphia
         Please contact The Art Institute of Pittsburgh 412-291-6200

  • * The Art Institute of Phoenix
         Please contact The Art Institute of Las Vegas 702-369-9944

  • * The Art Institute of Portland
         Please contact The Art Institute of Seattle 206-448-0900

  • * The Art Institute of Raleigh–Durham, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design
         Please contact Miami International University of Art & Design 305-428-5700

  • * The Art Institutes of Salt Lake City
         Please contact The Art Institute of Houston at 713-623-2040

  • * The Art Institutes of St. Louis
         Please contact The Art Institute of Chicago at 713-623-2040

  • * The Art Institute of Tennessee — Nashville, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta
         Please contact The Art Institute of Atlanta 770-394-8300

  • * The Art Institutes of Tucson
         Please contact The Art Institute of Las Vegas at 702-369-9944

  • * The Art Institute of Washington, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta
         Please contact The Art Institute of Atlanta 770-394-8300

  • * The Art Institute of Washington—Dulles
         Please contact The Art Institute of Atlanta at 770-394-8300

  • * The Art Institutes of Wisconsin
         Please contact The Art Institute of Houston at 713-623-2040

  • * The Art Institute of York—Pennsylvania
         Please contact The Art Institute of Pittsburgh at 412-291-6200

  • * The Illinois Institute of Art — Chicago
         Please contact The Art Institute of Houston 713-623-2040

  • * The Illinois Institute of Art — Schaumburg
         Please contact The Art Institute of Houston 713-623-2040

  • * The Illinois Institute of Art—Tinley Park
         Please contact The Art Institute of Houston at 713-623-2040

  • * New England Institute of Art
          Please contact The Art Institute of Pittsburgh at 412-291-6200