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Check JAMB CAPS 2021: Meanings of Status Messages

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UNDERSTAND HOW JAMB CAPS WORKS AND MONITOR YOUR ADMISSION PROGRESS

You're on the right page if you want to know the meaning of "admission in progress", the meaning of "not admitted" the meaning "sorry no admission is given yet", the meaning of "recommended for admission" and similar status messages.

Now that all is set for this year's admission exercise, you need to know that both JAMB and schools are now in charge of giving admissions. JAMB will use the system called CAPS to monitor admission activities by all institutions.

Read, UTME is Over! What Admission Aspirants Should Be Expecting in Few Weeks to get the idea of the next stages in admission after you'd checked your UTME result. Also, note that this same information affects the Direct entry admission aspirants.

So what is this CAPS? How does it affect you? What are the modalities? How will you know if you’ve been offered admission through it? And more …

What is the JAMB CAPS?

In full, the meaning of CAPS is Central Admission Processing System. This system is devised by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to monitor the admission progress of all admission seekers.

So, how does it work?

The primary purpose of this mechanism is to monitor your admission by the board so that schools don’t deprive you of the offer when you merit one.


JAMB gives you regular access to your profile so you can see how things are going between your proposed institutions and the board.

First, do you remember that you created a profile during the UTME registration exercise? You will need this, from now till you’re finally given admission – even after.

That’s how CAPS comes in.

JAMB profile is a platform created by individual UTME and DE admssion seekers at CBT centers when they're registering for JAMB. This platform allows them to log in and access several services prepared by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, that have to do with their admissions.

Now that you have your profile handy, let me work you through how you will use it to access your CAPS.

See: What JAMB and Schools Do When you Reject Admission on CAPS

Do you forget your profile details? Reset JAMB Profile Password

If you can’t access your profile again because you forgot the password, kindly reset your password.
  1. Follow the link below for your profile.
  2. A new password will be sent to the email you used during UTME registration.
  3. Copy the new password down and use it henceforth
  4. You can also change the password to something more friendly to remember.

That’s all.

Now re-login to see that the new password is working with your profile.

To access the CAPS, you have to click on Check Admission Status on the dashboard. After that, click on the Access My CAPS on the next page. That will take you to the JAMB CAPS.

NOTE: This CAPS link will only show when the admission processes start not before then. So if you don’t find it there right now, it may mean the admission process has not started from the JAMB end – kindly check back.

Understand What CAPS Status Messages Mean

You need to be able to interpret different messages that will be displayed to you as soon as you check your status.

Below is the list of those messages and their interpretation or meaning.

1. CAPS “Welcome”

Some candidates complain what they see on their profiles (CAPS) is only the word “Welcome” and nothing more.

Interpretation. Your device can’t display more contents than that. In other words, you should know that the page shows you more than the word “welcome”. But if that happens to you, your device (usually a phone) can’t show you the rest of the details.

What to do next. Change your device and log in again. I advise you to use a computer (or laptop) to check.

You can also mark the "Desktop Site" box on your phone browser setting to see the page in the standard desktop view. Using a Google chrome browser will help here. Just check for Desktop view under the browser settings and check that to adapt your page to a desktop-like view.

2. CAPS “Not Admitted”

This is a message to tell you that no school has offered you admission yet. In most cases, the space for institutions and courses will be empty or blank.

Interpretation. It doesn’t mean you won’t be given admission. It only shows no admission is yet to be given by any school. See Institution and Course Not Showing (Blank) in CAPS? Reasons and Solutions.

What to do next. Wait for your proposed schools to conduct post UTME or admission screening (if they’ve not). If they've already done that, they usually continually send lists to JAMB to upload to students' pages. 

Hence, you will be checking your page from time to time to know when it’s your turn.

Be sure you also upload your results to the JAMB portal. This one of the reasons you might have been offered admission but yet NOT ADMITTED on the JAMB CAPS. Read "JAMB CAPS Shows “Not Admitted”: All Hope Lost?"

3. CAPS “Admission in Progress”

Admission in Progress (AIP) status means JAMB has received your name for admission but they will need to verify some criteria followed by the institution to ascertain their conformity with lay down rules.

Interpretation. Be happy as this is the beginning of your journey to being admitted. I can guarantee if you have this status message, you’ll be offered admission at the end.

What to do next. Wait for JAMB to complete her work. Keep checking your status from time to time and sooner the message will change to the next stage.

4. CAPS "You've been Recommended for Admission"

This message is a reassurance that JAMB has received your name on the list and you should be confident that the admission will favor you in the end.

Interpretation. Your school has offered you admission but JAMB will have to consent to it too. At this stage, the body can change your course to another if you don’t meet up with your original proposed course.

What to do next. You wait and keep rechecking until your message change to a congratulatory message.

5. CAPS “Admission is Approved”

This is the congratulatory message you have been waiting for. Once, you’re shown this message, no going back.

Interpretation. Even if this message doesn’t say what course is given or which school gives, you’re still certain you have been offered admission. It may take a few days before other details are shown.

What to do next. Check back for messages that will display which school and what course you’re offered. Just recheck your profile from to time.

6. CAPS “Accept or Reject Admission”

This time, JAMB wants to be sure you want to accept or reject the admission. This is a very sensitive stage. JAMB doesn’t want to give you admission and later you don’t have interests in it again.

This will deprive a student who wants such an opportunity to be admitted. Hence, they want you to confirm that you want the school and the course offered.

Interpretation. Don’t joke with this stage. JAMB may eventually withdraw your admission if you don’t accept the offer. In fact, you won’t be able to print the JAMB admission letter unless you accept the offer. So, accept the offer if you’re ok with that or reject it to give another student space. 

In case you're offered a different course, reading "Is it Advisable to Accept Another Course Than The One I Applied For?" will be of great help.

What to do Next. If you accept, print your JAMB admission letter and original JAMB results and wait for your school to upload your list to the school’s portal or call you up for the freshman's documentation.

If you reject the offer, you will have to wait and keep rechecking your status to see if another school will give you admission. See What JAMB and Schools Do When You Reject Admission on CAPS.

Recommended:

7. CAPS "Congratulations, You’ve Been Offered Admission"

This is what you most likely see after you have accepted the admission or sometimes before.

Interpretation. This reassures you that, nothing else is expected of you on the JAMB profile unless you want to print the original JAMB result, admission letter, or do a change of course (if your school offers you a course different from the one you chose in UTME).

Important Notice

  1. You will be required to do a change of course if the course given to you is different from the one you filled during the UTME registration. Without that, you won’t be able to print your JAMB admission letter.
  2. You may need this set of documents at your school’s documentation time;
  • Original JAMB result
  • JAMB Admission letter

READ: JAMB Original Result and Admission Letter Out: See How To Print

And both can be printed from your JAMB profile for N1000 each excluding the Remita charges. Also, the change of course payment is N2500. These prices don't include the Remita Charges. See How To Make Remita Payment at Bank and Online: Quick Guide.

Most students ask me whether it's possible to have admission offers from two or more schools with this system. I had done some justice to this question in my post, "Can JAMB Give Admission to a Student from two Schools or More?"

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89 comments:

  1. Please sir, i choosed mbbs as my program, but the school changed it to food science and technology for months, when ever i checked my caps it was food science and technolgy i always see in course space, does this mean before i accept admission, i must apply for change of course

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    1. Yes must do change of course from the old course to the new course you've been offered. That's the only way the new course can reflect

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  2. HV gotten a congratulatory message from jamb
    Its left for me to accept or reject
    Don't know if I can accept it because my school hasn't posted there list yet

    Or if I should wait for my school to post there list first will it have any effect on my caps given to much delay?
    Thank you sir

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    1. Accept it right away. Print your JAMB admission letter. Then wait foe the school to release their lists.

      It's the same JAMB list that schools will release on their portal too.

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  3. How long does it take for a admission in progress to change to congratulatory message......pls sir I need a urgent answer.

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    1. Just keep checking back.

      it depends on how fast the school processes lists.

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  4. Pls I want to read accounting but my utme combination was maths English account and commerce. .. is it possible? 198 is my utme score

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    1. It depends on the school admission policy, SSCE, UTME and post UTME requirements.

      If you meet up, they will offer you admission.

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  5. Pls I want to read accounting my utme subject is engaged maths commerce and accounting my utme score is 198 is it okay

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  6. Changes happened lately on jamb caps...the course and institution is not showing but still on not admitted... Pls what does it mean ??

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    1. Copy this link

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/10/what-happens-if-caps-shows-not-admitted.html

      to your browser. The post contains the answer to your question.

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  7. Pls I scored 228 in my jamb , but am scared if I will be offered admission all because of my jamb combination math, eng, accounting and commerce in lieu of economics. Any hope🤦

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    1. Sorry about your situation.

      I wish you'd noticed this error earlier. But things may still favor you eventually.

      I explained some ways out in this post. Open the link below:
      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/07/help-what-happens-if-i-write-wrong.html

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  8. In my CAPS the institution and course finally showed but it's still not admitted. What does that mean, has the school recommended me to jamb already

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    1. Not really.

      JAMB just upgraded/updated their website to show those information.

      If you want to know other conditions around this, copy the link below to your browser to read fully.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/11/jamb-shows-course-and-institution-but.html

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  9. The moment you are offered transfer and you do a change of course will you be offered admission immediately or within days

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    1. After the transfer and its capacitance, you should keep checking your admission status on CAPS from the day one. You will have to be offered the admission fully first.

      So, the process could take weeks.

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    2. But are you guranteed admission

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  10. I got admission in progress recently in my caps, any hope?

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    1. You are more likely to be offered admission sooner or eventually.

      Keep checking back.

      Read more here:
      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/09/admission-in-progress-on-jamb-caps.html

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  11. I got a transfer of course and I clicked accept it showed me admission in progress how long will it take to change to a congratulatory message...Meanwhile my school has started screening?

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    1. I've discussed this in detail in the post below:
      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/09/admission-in-progress-on-jamb-caps.html

      Meanwhile, I advise you do JAMB change of course to the new course accepted if you want things to change quickly.

      More also here:
      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/11/jamb-transfer-of-admission-how-to-do-it.html

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  12. Please Sir my school portal keeps on saying I should verify my O'level and sometimes my O'level has not been updated on my CAPS when I try to make payment if school fees. I need and urgent reply thank you.

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    1. Uploading of O'level results on the school portal doesn't have effect with that on JAMB portal.

      However, I advise you upload your result to JAMB and give your school portal a few days to see if the errors will disappear. If not, try to visit your school to loadge complaint. school's ICT can help.

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  13. Please sir i was transferred to another course and I have been seeing Aip on my caps for a week now....pls sir what can be situation...does Aip guarantee ones Admission?

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    1. Yes. You should be offered the admission sooner. Just make sure you do change of course to the newly transferred course to hasten things.

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  14. Please, my caps has been showing admission in progress for over a month, what do you think is the cause?

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    1. You school has not updated your status yet on the JAMB CAPS. Wait awhile or complain to the school.

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  15. Please my caps has been in aip for a month now, why is that?

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    1. Your school has not updated your status yet on the JAMB CAPS. Wait awhile or complain to the school

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  16. Pls sir I made a mistake of using two diff email address a diff email address for jamb ref nd a diff one for screening exercise Pls will I still be considered admission pls I need urgent reply

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    1. Email difference will not affect your admission. It's just a mean to communicate with you if need be. It is not the basis for admission. The basis for admission is your O'level result grades, JAMB score and post UTME performance.

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  17. pls what’s the meaning of the status eligibility showing on jamb caps

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    1. The question is not very clear. Kindly break things down. I may be able to help.

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    2. Same here sir, my caps stated that: u"are not eligible to use this service" am confused sir

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    3. Kindly the solution through the link below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/09/how-to-check-if-your-ssce-result-has.html

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  18. Please I have been seeing AIP on my jamb caps since 7th of February why is it taking so long to change into congratulations?

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    1. What I can tell you is to be hopeful. Perhaps your school has more names to release.

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  19. My caps is still in admission in progress and my school is about to resume. But what does proposed mean?

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    1. You need patience. Some schools continually offer admission on CAPS even though some candidates are already on campus.

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  20. Good day sir,please I uploaded my o'level result few weeks back and it reflected at first but now it isn't anymore and also my date of birth is not reflecting on my JAMB CAP

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    1. If you're sure you've done that, it will reflect together with your date of birth sooner.

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  21. Good day sir, please I have been trying to open my caps but its not opening, what should I do?

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    1. That's true. It's temporary. Kindly check back later.

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  22. Please sir!! They misplace my O level exam grades during the uploading at CBT center.. Hope it's not going to affect my chance of getting admission

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    1. Misplaced? Print another one. What matters is to get your O'level result uploaded to the JAMB portal.

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  23. Pls sir, I want to do change of institution from yaba tech to Laspotech. Hope it isn't too late?

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    1. Check LAPOTECH first to be sure their form is on before you change to them.

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  24. Hi good day.pls I've tried severally to log into my jamb caps but it keeps telling me'welcome'and the rest were blank.i wanted to confirm if truely my o'level result has been uploaded to jamb portal but it's blank. Pls what should I do, does it mean that my o'level result has not been uploaded yet.

    Also I have been trying to upload my o'level result to my university portal but it's not working. Why is it not working and also does jamb send our o'level result to our university

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    1. You're seeing only the WELCOME because you're using phone and you didn't set you phone to view in desktop. I had explained that in this post. Read again and understand.

      Your school may not not enable the portal to update awaiting results. Or they may do that later. So, be checking the portal regularly.

      As for whether that will affect your admission, more likely NO. Once your results is well uploaded on the JAMB portal, you're covered.

      To upload the results to the JAMB portal, follow the guide in th post with the link below.
      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/08/how-to-upload-waec-neco-or-nabteb.html

      Of courses, JAMB doesn't need to send you results to the school. The board need it only on your CAPS to be sure you have the required results for the admission.

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  25. i have been trying to open jamb and caps portal but up to no avail

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    1. Make sure you do you things rightly.

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    2. Sit my school point is 65.75 I want to study nursing in lasu first batch admission as being released my is showing on my school portal no admission offered yet on my jamb caps not admitted am scared sir what to do

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    3. I'm not aware the actual cut-off mark for the Nursing. If you meet the requirements for the cut off mark and a few other things, the university and JAMB will offer you admission eventually. Read more though the link below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2020/03/jamb-listed-reasons-candidates-might.html

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  26. Good morning survived, I am trying to click the access caps it’s not clicking

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    1. Follow the guide in the post below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/09/how-to-log-into-jamb-caps-on-phone.html

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  27. Almost a week and some days my caps has been showing AIP
    #course: physics#

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  28. Pls sir it's been two weeks now my caps is showing admission in progress for how long will I wait to change to a congratulatory message

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    1. As long as your school admission is still in progress, it may remain like that. Just keep waiting and checking.

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  29. Good day sir. Please i replaced my waec result with neco since january. Whenever i check my o level upload on my CAPs i still see 11 subjects instead of 9 including 2 from the previous waec upload. Please what might be the cause of this and how can I rectify it. A quick response will be appreciated

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    1. It's a technical error form JAMB. That shouldn't be a problem. All that JAMB wants to see is your five required subjects for the proposed course.

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  30. Good evening, I just check my uploaded olevel result and I upload fishery but instead am seeing accounting. Although my 5 core subject are there already and my admission is reading in progress. Hope the account wont affect my admission

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    1. It won't JAMB is only interested in your 5 core subjects. If you're doubt, you can still reupload the results and be sure they are done correctly this time.

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  31. Good day sir i was given admission by the school i applied i notice after sometime i registered with awaiting result i already uploaded it on jamb now its showing my admission is being processed do i have any reason for worries

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    1. Hurry to upload the result if you want the JAMB offer too.

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  32. Goodday Sir. A friend of mine going for Pharmacy, Uniben has been seeing "Admission in progress" for like a month now. Its seriously bothering him, especially because it didn't take that long for that of his friends to change to admitted. I live in Benin city but he doesn't, I'm wondering if "Admission in progress" for a month is normal, or if I should go to Uniben and inquire on his behalf? And is there ever a possibility of "Admission in progress" changing to "Not admitted"? Please help.

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    1. If the university will be releasing new names, nothing to be worried about. It may change sooner to ADMITTED. He may be out of luck if no more names on the way.

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  33. Good day sir, they gave me a transfer course and I accepted it and now I've been waiting for them to show me "admission in progress" or even "admitted" for like 2 weeks now. Please is this normal?

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    1. It may take up to a month as long as the school is still offering admissions. So, you don't need to worry yet.

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  34. My course was transferred but it show not admitted do I have hope or to loss hope
    Is it everybody that got transfer that will gain admission

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    1. Mostly, when transferred you should be offered admission eventually. Though, if JAMB doesn't go along with the school modalities for transferring you, you may be denied by JAMB.

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  35. Goodday sir for like 3weeks now have been seeing Aip on my caps am worried cause people have been getting congratulations on their caps whats the problem

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    1. You will also get your congratulatory message sooner. Nothing to worry about if your school is still releasing lists.

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  36. Good day, i got a message from Jamb on the 15th of April, 2021
    that is should accept or reject the program transfer offer, which i accepted,
    now my caps is showing admission in progress, Do i still need to go for change of course

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    1. Yes, you need to change to the course accepted.

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  37. I checked my admission status I saw congratulatory message but I can't access my caps to accept the admission

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  38. I checked jamb Caps and it said I've been admitted and I have accepted, but my school admission list states' no course given yet' .. Please what does this mean??

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    1. Yes it happens like that.

      Read the post to get the best understanding of what's happening. Nothing to worry about.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/10/admission-given-on-jamb-caps-but-not-on.html

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  39. Meaning of offered admission

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    1. Read the post below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/06/caps-system-through-which-jamb-will.html

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  40. Morning sir, please my niece wrote jamb last with ABU as 1st choice but they are yet to commence admission process. She is currently doing IJMB in keffi, can she convert her UTME to DE?
    She couldn't make this year's DE sales of form before the closing date

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  41. Morning sir
    I've gotten provisional admission on my school portal (lasu) but it's still saying admission in progress on the jamb site
    What do I do

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  42. Sir I have been given admission on jamb caps but not yet on school Portal what can I do and is taking some time now since last month

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  43. Is it possible for jamb to give admission and school will not offer admission

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    1. No. There may be a few weeks delay. The school will also offer you admission.

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