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10 Things to Know About JAMB Change of Institutions/Courses

ANSWERS TO  CANDIDATE'S QUESTIONS ON THE JAMB CHANGE OF DATA

Are you considering the change of institutions and/or courses before or after you have seen your JAMB UTME result or after? Are you bothered by some questions and need immediate answers? Then you have to read through these 10 questions and answers about JAMB yearly change of data, institutions, and courses exercise.

Note that this list will continually be updated. Hence, you're advised to revisit this page or bookmark for future updates. You can as well subscribe to my regular unique posts. Also, feel free to ask new questions not covered here in the comment section. I'll provide an answer to it as fast as we can.

1. What is the change of data, institutions, and courses?

This is an exercise opened by Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) to allow candidates who had made some mistakes during UTME registration do some corrections.

You're allowed to change courses or institutions earlier chosen. This, you can do as many times as possible. (but for the 2020/2021 year, candidates are only allowed to change either or both institutionS and courseS ONCE). 

Just as it is the norm to effect changes in your choices of institutions/courses before post UTME or admission, candidates can as well change institutions and courses if a school has already offered him or her a course different from the one chosen in UTME. In this case, the candidate will be instructed to effect a change of course to the new course before printing JAMB admission letters.

Other mistakes that can be corrected during this exercise include the name error (especially spelling mistakes), Gender (male/female), date of birth, state, and local government.

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2. Is it compulsory to do a change of institutions and courses?

No.

Unless you deem it needed for your admission, you don’t have to do any change of data, institutions, and courses.

Where you think if you don’t change, it may affect your admission, consider doing it.

For instance, if you score less mark than your school/course of choice will consider, it's advisable you change to school/course that accepts the score you have. See Universities/Polytechnics You Can Change To With Lower Marks.

A similar instance is if your proposed institution takes catchment areas serious in her admission selection e.g Ilorin, ABU, etc. You may want to consider changing your local government to the one favored by them. Don't choose a local government you're not sure you can get her state of origin certificate or local government identification letter.

There may be the need to do a change of date of birth if you think your current age may affect you in the future e.g for NYSC mobilization, employment purpose, and so on.

3. Can I do correction of name, if I (they) make spelling mistakes during UTME registration?

Yes.

JAMB allows you to do a change of name on her website through your JAMB profile.

You will need to pay #2500 online for this service.

In case of correction of name, you may be required to submit your UTME printout and birth certificate to the JAMB branch office before it can be effected. This correction is, for now, allowed only at JAMB offices. However, you may need to book an appointment with JAMB before being attended to. See How to Book Appointment with JAMB and For What

If however, you noticed the error in your names before going for the JAMB registration at CBT centre, send CORRECT (space) FULL NAMES to 55019. Use the same mobile line used to get your profile code. It will be corrected and the system will send you a response. You can then proceed to the registration centre.

See also: JAMB Change of Institutions and Courses: Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education to Change to.

4. How do I change institutions and courses? Do I need to go back to JAMB CBT centre?

First, you don’t need to go to CBT center for any changes. You can do it at a nearby internet café or on your personal computer. The only case that can take you back to CBT center is if an option is not made available in your JAMB profile. Cases like a change of name, date of birth or JAMB subject combination may take you back to CBT centre or better, JAMB office. However, for the 2020/2021 admission, JAMB is only allowing JAMB offices and CBT only to handle change of institutions/courses. Cafes may be allowed later.

Meanwhile, you can access your profile yourself or at a cafe. But if the closest place is CBT center, they will equally attend to you. You also make payment before proceeding to CBT centre or JAMB office.

To make the changes:
  1. Log into your JAMB profile with the JAMB profile email and its password.
  2. Locate the current year (or the year you want to effect) change of data link
  3. Choose that and follow the next instructions to make the payment and effect the changes.

You will pay #2500 using your ATM card through Remita platform. So, get ready with your card – especially MasterCard.

See also: Issues with JAMB Form, Change of Institution, Admission Letter or Result Payments and So on.

5. How many times I am allowed to effect Changes?

In the past, you’re allowed only TWICE or more times. As for the 2020/2021 admission year, you can change ONLY ONCE. I discussed this fully in my post, "How to Change Institutions/Courses the Third Time or More. See Guide!"

If it’s the change of name, date of birth, gender, local government, or state; you’re AS WELL allowed ONCE.

6. How many institutions and courses can I be able to Alter?

You can alter all institutions and all courses.

You have four institutions and four courses. All of them can be altered to new one at the same price of N2,500.

7. Do I have to pay separate money for change of institution and another for change of courses?

No.

The #2,500 you pay will be used to alter any (or all) institutions together with any (all) courses.

In other words, you don't have to pay separately for each change. One payment effect all. If JAMB late allows changes more than once, you will need a new payment for each time you decide to change. See more details here.

If however, you want to change names, date of birth, state, etc, a separate payment for each. Read: Change of Institutions/Courses Payment: Is the Money for All or Separate Charge Needed?

8. Do I have to print anything after completing the Change of Institutions/Courses registration?

Yes.

You may have a confirmation page to print. This page will display your previous choices above, and new choices below.

9. Do I need this print-out for Admission?

No.

You don’t need it. Unless they ask for it, never should you give or submit it to any school.

Instead, reprint your JAMB result (the original one) to display your new choices.

10. Will the new schools know that I didn’t choose them initially during UTME/Screening?

No.

JAMB will not send a list of students that chose a school to her until the change of institutions is closed.

However, if you do your change of institutions late, the school may know, especially if JAMB is sending lists of students to them in batches.

That’s why it is advisable to do your changes on time. However, that is not going to affect the decision of your school on your admission. Don't panic.

36 comments:

  1. This is a topic which is close to my heart...
    Thank you! Where are your contact details though?

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  2. can someone Still change course after writing post utme

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    1. Yes. I have covered the same post on this blog. You can search more it to get more details

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  3. Can I do correction of name after post utme

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    1. Yes you can. You can do that at JAMB office so that it will reflect on your JAMB admission letter and original JAMB result.

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  4. Sir I did my change of choice on 31st of August for yabatech but has not reflected and it will be closing on 2nd of September

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    1. Check back before the closing hour. You should be able to do your registration.

      If the school will not accept your changes, JAMB could have disable change of institution to that school in the first place.

      I advise keep checking until the last minute.

      It closed without success, be on the lookout for extension.

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  5. Sir can I still do change of course now

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  6. Please I bought change of institution to ekpoma .how will I know if it has reflects

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  7. Search for this post on this blog: After Changing Institutions, How To Know If It Has Reflected.

    It's a complete guide on how to check if it has reflected.

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  8. Is it possible for me to still do change of course

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  9. Can one do changing of institution after the purchase of a school form? If yes,is JAMB changing of institution still effective on a school which its form has closed?

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    1. Yes, you can.

      It depends on the school method of admission.

      Kindly search for this post on my blog, "Can I do Change of Institution After Post UTME?"

      I detailed this there. Use the search box at top of this blog.

      Wishing you luck.

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  10. Hi , sir I did my data correction till now I have not seen my new profile code and pin .But jamb sent me message on gmail through remita and jamb account that I have done my payment

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    1. Something is not clear. Did you do it yourself or used a CBT centre or cafe?

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  11. Can change of course only be done at the very CBT centre u registered for JAMB or other accredited CBT outside the state of previous registration do it?


    Plz reply ASAP!

    Regards

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  12. Good evening sir....i did change of school to uniuyo and they have started selling post utme and i want to purchase it but it saying i didnt pick it as first choice and it closing on the 17th of july....please what should i do?

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    1. If you have really done the change of institution, it means your information has not been sent to the university by JAMB or the university is yet to add it to its database. In this situation, you need to be patient. They will update it sooner. Keep checking the school portal till the closing date. If it doesn't reflect till then, it means they're likely to extend the sales for form.

      Read more through the link below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/09/how-long-does-it-jamb-change-of.html

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  13. Good afternoon, I bought uniuyo post utme form and they'll be closing on 17th but I want to change my course. Can I change it even after they've closed and still be able to reprint my form with my new course on it?

    Please what do I do?

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    1. Yes can. But it may not reflect on your form that immediately. See the post below for clarification.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/08/can-i-do-change-of-course-after-post.html

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  14. Been given admission already and my school change my course from Entrepreneurship to Economics. Please i want to do change of course for 2019 admission session

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    1. Go ahead. You can still do change of course for last admission year.

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  15. How long will it take for the change of institution to take effect so one can register for post utme though it's reflecting on the recently downloaded printout but when I want to register for the post utme it says records not found

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  16. Can i stii do change of course after the purchase of post utme form of that xame school but hv nt written the exam

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    1. Yes you can. In fact after the exams, you can still change the institution

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  17. I was given admission(2019) yesterday. I accepted it, but jamb says I should apply for change of course(2019 Admission) within 2 weeks or else my admission will be revoke.
    Right now the service for change of course for 2019Admission is unavailable right now.What can I do to that?

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    1. Don't worry about the warning. JAMB will still retain the admission till you're able to make the change. Best of luck.

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  18. Good morning sir, I scored 253 in jamb, I chose english edu in lasu, can I change it to sociology? And pls sir what was 2019 agreegate cutoff mark for sociology?

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    1. I don't have information about aggregate cut off marks for the 2019. However, with your score and good O'level grades, Sociology shouldn't be a problem if you want that. However, Sociology is more a commercial or management course than Art. Make sure you don't make mistake.

      If you're in love for education, stick to English education.

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  19. Good evening sir. Sir I'm having a problem in doing jamb change of course/institution and I already paid for it on jamb portal. Anytime the CBT operators tries to submit the information's I changed to it will show "A task was canceled" sir please what can I do?

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    1. Talk to JAMB about this. See the guide through the post with the link below.
      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/06/jamb-opens-platforms-to-attend-to.html

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