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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's 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 it 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 to make corrections. Candidates who just have a change of mind about a few information filled during the UTME can also change their data through the exercise.

You're allowed to change courses or institutions earlier chosen. This, you can do as three (3) times, at most.  

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 them courses different from the one chosen in UTME. In this case, the candidates will be instructed to effect a change of courses to the new courses before printing JAMB admission letters.

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

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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 a 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 seriously 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 or truly there was an error in the dates of birth earlier used.

3. Can I do a 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. This fee excludes the Remita and CBT centre service charge which may vary.

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 and CBT centres. 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 the JAMB CBT Centre?

Yes or JAMB office.

Cases of changes like a change of schools and courses, change of name, date of birth, or JAMB subject combination may take you back to CBT centre or better, the JAMB office.

Before now, you could do the change of institutions and courses with some cafes that are unofficially connected with CBT centres to help you do it) or on your personal computer. As of the 2021/2022 admission year, candidates are strictly required to go to the CBT centre or JAMB offices for the changes.

To make the changes, a CBT centre or JAMB office will:
  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 the Remita platform. So, get ready with your card – PARTICULARLY 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 and after, you are now graced for ONLY THRICE. Otherwise, you will have to follow the guide in the post, "How to Change Institutions/Courses the Third Time or More. See Guide!" to make the fourth or more changes.

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

6. How Many Institutions and Courses Can I Be Able to Change?

You can alter all institutions and all courses.

You have four institutions and four courses. All of them can be altered to the new ones at the same price of N2,500. You don't need to make a separate payment for each change.

7. Do I have to pay separate money for the change of institution and another for the 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. See How to know if the change of institutions and courses had been correctly done.

9. Do I Need this Printout 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.

111 comments:

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

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    1. Please o did change of institution August ending, so October 1st I went to register for Delsu Utme form, and it's not showing, it's not working,and it's going to expire 0ctober 11, I don't know if it will work, I don't know if I will be able to apply before the expiry date. It's been long I did the change of institution it's suppose to work, I don't know what's wrong, please I need answers 😭🙏

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    2. It will reflect before the closing day. Relax!

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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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  20. Sir, can i i have a state of origin in jamb site different from the one in my proposed University post utme portal and still secure admission...pls sir

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    1. Yes you can still be offered the admission. But during the freshers registration, they will ask you to present the same local government of origin. So, you will have to change the one at school or on on the JAMB portal.

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  21. Sir pls I did change of local government it's close to a month if not more than and it isn't reflecting on the jamb portal yet is there anything that needs to be done pls?

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    1. Ok. If the change was successful, you should print JAMB original result to confirm if it has reflected. That result will let you know which is which.

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  22. Does change of institution come along with uploading of results or I have to do each separate

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    1. Separately!

      See how to do change of institutions/courses: https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/05/change-of-institutionscourses-do-it.html

      See how to upload your results: https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/08/how-to-upload-waec-neco-or-nabteb.html

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  23. Good evening sir
    Pls I changed my course in institution the first time, getting back my courses I wrote in Jamb didn't match with the new course I picked, so I had to go back and change it again back to the first one and I was told to wait for 4 days, I did, getting back to the cafe for my online screening its still showing the one I changed the first time, and the screening is closing ending of this month, pls wat should I do??
    I'm very confused ryt now

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    1. Ok. You still have more time to wait. I hope the new course will be there on or before the closing date. However, if it doesn't reflect, continue the post UTME registration just like that. It will reflect before the school will start compiling list for admission.

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    2. sir after changing my course I noticed that my course is under the wrong faculty
      LIKE INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS AND PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT UNDER THE FACULTY ADMINISTRATION
      is it ok

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    3. It depends on the school naming schemes. Some use management, some use administration.

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  24. Sir i did change of institution but i have already registered for the post utme of the institution i changed can i still write the exam of the former and the new one

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    1. No, you can't. Once you changed the school, you'd waved bye to the old one.

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    1. That's the only way. If it's not too late to do that.

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  26. Good evening sir I did change of institute to uniagric since last year December and up till now my account have not yet reflected am so worried about this I need to do my screening before its too late plz sir tell me what to do

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    1. As a matter of fact, there is no need to panic. Most schools will not update their portal for the new changes until very later. Once the form is still on sales, just be rechecking. It will reflect before the due date.

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  27. Sir,I already registered for screening and I want to do change of course and I heard that if I already done screening and I went back to do change of course, it won't reflect on the school portal
    But since you said it can still be done,so I want to ask where should I go to??. The school or jamb office???

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    1. Before compiling the admission lists, the school and JAMB will update their applicants lists to shuffle for new changes. By this time, new change will reflect on the school portal. However, if your school has closed the screening form already, that may not favor you.

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  28. Sir, I changed institution and I sat for post ume at my new school. But when I log on the school portal for my post ume result it shows me that I did not accept admission by jamb and asked me to log on to jamb portal to do so. Unfortunately when I access the jamb portal it says am not admitted and the change of institution was done in October 2020. What should I do please? Thank you for your commitment and kindness

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    1. First, check if the school that offered you admission is the one showing on your CAPS. If so, the issue is with JAMB. You'll need to visit the JAMB office closer to you to lodge this complaint because the delay should be from JAMB.

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  29. Please sir how long does it take to receive the OTP for change of institution

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    1. It should be immediately after the payment is made. If you don't the OTP immediately, use the guide in the post with the link below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2020/09/jamb-doesnt-send-otp-what-to-do.html

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  30. Good evening sir, pls I was offered admission 2016 through jamb but I did go for it and now have done update and on the in update I changed institution course and address , pls I want to if it will be updated since offered admission with the same jamb number. Thanks

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  31. Sir I did the change of name..
    It still hasn't reflected..
    Should I still wait or go ahead and print admission letter

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    1. May be it wasn't approved. JAMB has been rejecting correction of names applications lately. Check your email to see if you have a rejection notice. If so, you'll be left with no other choice than to print your admission letter. Maybe a court affidavit of errors in name will be helpful in the meantime.

      Read more through the link below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2020/10/jamb-didnt-approve-correctionsregulariz.html

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  32. Sir. I uploaded a subject that I failed in waec to jamb caps. The subject I failed is government. It's also a very important subject to study accounting in uniben. Is it too late to do a change of course since admission has already started being released?

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    1. You can't change course again except the university instructs you to. You've already done the post UTME. If you must change the course, it has to be a directive by the university.

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  33. I am awaiting admission from a school
    But I want try out another school by changing institution, hope it won't affect the first school's admission

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    1. It will.

      Once you change your school, you have waved bye to the first one.

      Read more through the link below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/08/after-changing-institution-can-previous.html

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  34. Sir I did change of course in jamb portal and the course I choose isn't the same with school so school transfer my course to the one offered on school portal and now I have been offered admission on education and history when I checked my jamb caps I saw if I don't change my course my admission will be revoked and I went to jamb office today it was showing that I can't change course that I have been admitted please I don't know what to do

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    1. You can still change course to the one offered. So, you have to change your course on the JAMB portal to the one they gave you eventually. Then, you will be able to accept and print your admission letters.

      Read more through the link below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/11/is-it-possible-to-change-course-after.html

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  35. I want to change my course on jamb portal and it's saying that I have been offered admission I can't change course and jamb gave me two weeks to do change of course if not my admission will be revoked please what is the way out

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    1. You have already accepted the admission. In this case, you hardly can change to any other school. I'm sorry.

      If you insist, read the guide below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2021/02/can-i-reject-admission-after-accepting.html

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  36. Good evening sir.
    Is it advisable to change back to the former school I originally applied for?
    Would it be at a loss if I do that?

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    1. If you still want the old school, you can change to it, if they have not closed their admission or post UTME. If you do that, you had just forget the new one.

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  37. Good morning Sir
    I did change of course after post Utme registration and my post Utme registration form is still showing the older course what I'm I going to do please

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    1. Reprint the post UTME slip to see if the changes had reflected on that.

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  38. Good evening sir, my younger sister applied to study mass communication in unilag and she scored 67.9 aggregate. Unilag has released their cutoff just today and merit is 69, catchment for Lagos is 66.5 or so. Please is it too late for her to change her state of origin and local government so she can benefit from that Lagos catchment? If it's not too late, please how will she go about it? Thank you.

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  39. what if aau gave u admission and later you change to uniosun and they also gave u admission bt u havent accepted any of the admission on jamb portal but now u want to go back to aau by doing the change of institution bt its say u can no longer change to aau again what can u do in this situation

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  40. Hello sir.... I was transferred from maths to cyber security in the same school and I accepted my transfer approval and later accepted my admission, and when I accepted it my course in my jamb caps automatically changed to Cyber security as First choice.. But Jamb says You must apply for change.of course and institution or your admission will be revoked.. Pls help me sir.... And can someone also apply for change of course 3weeks after he recieved this warning?

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    1. Yes you can. Go ahead and do the change of course. It's not too late.

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  41. While waiting for an admission in an institution that you have written Post utme exam, can you proceed to change your institution and still expect admission from the first institution you have written the post utme exam?

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    1. No. Once you change another school to the first choice, you've just cancelled the first school admission processes.

      Read the post below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/08/after-changing-institution-can-previous.html

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  42. Good day sir, av been offered new course and I have accepted but is still showing not admitted yet and my old course is still displaying on my choice will I need to do change of course on that new course before they give me admission

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  43. I changed from unilorin to a college of agriculture and I was offered admission a month later by unilorin on jamb caps. But it was displayed on the portal that I have to do change of course before printing admission letter.. hope I'm safe sir?

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  44. Is finger thumb required in correction of data ?

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  45. I applied for correction of name in jamb office, when i print my jamb original result...it was show (*)which means i applied for changes. But the name as not change.please how can it be effected change or what should i do or should i apply for the registration like that? Please help me.

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    1. If it didn't change, it meant your application was declined.

      Send complaint message to JAM through the link below.

      https://support.jamb.gov.ng/candidate-support/create-general-ticket

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  46. But they didn't send me a message that they rejected it.
    How can it be effected?

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  47. Wrote jamb and putme to futa but since I did not meet the cut off I bought another jamb form, now my friends that scored 202 in jamb and 55 in putme and chooses same course as me was offered another course while I scored 260 in jamb and 65 in putme has not been given another course. Hope I can still be given another course even tho I bought another jamb form

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  48. I applied for change of course and it has changed but its still showing (*) next to the change of course on my result...can I go ahead and print my result since it has changed

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  49. Please sir do I need to change my course because I did not meet for the cut off mark of the course but I meet the cut off mark of the school. So in these case do I have to to change my course or after the university offer me another course I need to change to that course given to me

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    1. First, wait for the school to announce the cut off marks for its courses. Then, change to the right one.

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  50. Why most we make payment before changing institution and course

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  51. I went for a change of institution.And I saw profile code in the form so I went to my phone to just copy and peaste on my form. Than I discovered that 55019 messages is not on my phone again. Pls how can I overcome this. And is it compulsory for one to use the profile code

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  52. I did change of institution after gaining Admission into a school as instructed by the school management and later saw that jamb offered me Admission in another school where I did not apply for their postutme, what could have caused that.... Now they are delaying me on regularizing my Admission

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    1. Read the posts below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/04/is-it-possible-to-be-offeredgiven.html

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/11/given-admission-by-school-you-didnt.html

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  53. I paid for change of institution but am yet to receive an otp and is More than 24 hrs now and it's saying payment pending.

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    1. If payment is pending, use the guide in the post below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/09/issues-with-jamb-form-change-of.html

      However, you can only, for now, do change of date at JAMB office or accredited CBT centre.

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  54. Pls sir I score 166 in jamb and I want to go for computer engineering, can I get admission into ilaro poly

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  55. Goodmorning,i did my jamb 2016/2017,went dere for correction of name nd it has been rectified cos they sent the mail lastweek Saturday buh the issue now is that the admission letter has not been published yet. I.e. the previous name is still dere.please aw long will it take for it to change to the corrected one

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    1. Send a complaint message to JAMB directly on this. Use the link below.

      https://support.jamb.gov.ng/candidate-support/create-general-ticket

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  56. I wrote Jamb this year with awaiting result (WAEC) and I have gotten the Post UTME form of the school I applied but I want to change that awaiting result (WAEC) into NECO because of mistake in my WAEC name.. Please how can I do this please ??

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    1. Don't change awaiting results. When your NECO is out, go and upload that instead. It will change automatically to NECO.

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  57. My sisters wants to buy unical registration form.

    But the course they registered during their jamb registration
    Isn't the course the wants to apply there.
    And they have not changed their institution to unical yet.

    Can they apply for utme registration
    Without any of these changes.(like applying for another course that's not on their jamb profile.
    And when they haven't changed to unical yet.

    They wants to change course and institution during their screening.
    Incase uniuyo release another cut off mark that'll favour them.

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