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School Gave Me Admission But JAMB Did Not. Why/Solutions!

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I’ve chatted with a few candidates about this pressing issue. These candidates contacted me on why JAMB has not offered them admission. Imagine being offered admission by your school but JAMB CAPS status is still showing not admitted. The opposite situation is when admission is given on JAMB CAPS but not on the school portal.

To get to the picture, let's see what your admission should look like. To be a bona fide admitted student of any institution, both JAMB and the school should offer you admission simultaneously.

Hence, it should be like this.

  1. Your school prepares the list of candidates they want to offer admission
  2. They should send that  list to JAMB for scrutiny and perusal
  3. JAMB then verifies the list to see if those candidates merit the admission
  4. Then, the list is uploaded to the JAMB CAPS for applicants to accept.
  5. Candidates can then print the JAMB admission letter

Yes, that’s the picture of admission now in Nigeria. Except if you're processing part-time, distance-learning, or sandwich admission, admission must be by both JAMB and the concerned institution.

Then what happens if a candidate sees his or her admission as “ADMITTED” on the school portal but JAMB CAPS still shows “NOT ADMITTED”? 

Your School is Only Quicker to Upload to the School Portal

Yes. That’s exactly what happens.

Some schools don’t upload first to the JAMB portal. Such universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education just proceed to load that to their portal admission status pages. 

This is why you see your admission status on the school's website but it has yet to appear on the JAMB's portal.

Hence, there’s no need to worry. Just keep checking CAPS to see when the notice changes to “Accept Admission or Reject Admission” as detailed in the post, "Check JAMB CAPS: Meanings of Status Messages".

As expected, sooner, the school will upload to the JAMB portal too. When offered, accept the admission so you can print your JAMB admission letter.

JAMB Confirms That School Delays Upload to the JAMB Portal If You've Seen it on the School Portal

It's easy to conclude that it's JAMB that fails to upload your admission status and letter to the CAPS if the school has already released your name on the school portal. But that is not true. It's your school that delays the list to be uploaded to the JAMB portal for JAMB to do its own part, in most cases.

Recently a concerned candidate's brother faced the board on its Twitter page to complain that his sister's admission was being delayed on the JAMB portal even though she had been offered admission on the school portal. In his words,

University of Nsukka has offered my sister admission and her name even appeared on the admission list but she is yet to receive an admission offer from JAMB and its 2022/2023 session

The board's reply directly conformed with my earlier explanation on this.

Kindly inform your sister to contact the university to upload her admission details to CAPS for her to be able to print her JAMB admission letter. 


Should you have a situation like this, don’t panic. Wait until it reflects on the JAMB portal too. Simple!

In the meantime, continue with the school activities, if started already. In most cases, affected schools are usually aware that they're yet to upload their lists to the CAPS. Hence, they won't be harsh with students regards the acceptance of the offer on the JAMB portal and the printing of admission letters until the letters are confirmed and uploaded.

The waiting time is not defined. Yet, you should be sure that sooner or later, your letter will be loaded.

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  1. How long does it take your caps to change to admission in progress after you've accepted the new course given to you

  2. please what can I do
    this same this is happening to me

    1. It depends on how quick the school is with the rest of admission processes.

      Read more on this here:

  3. sir what if its time to register in the school and my admission letter is still not out on JAMB but the school has confirmed the admission.? will I be admitted?

  4. I was offered a different course by the school, is that in any way the reason why my jamb cap hasn’t changed?

  5. My school has offered me admission but jamb caps is telling me i haven’t be given admission yet

  6. I have gotten admission in school am even in 200lvl now, though I uploaded my olevel results last year December, how long will it take for jamb to give admission

    1. Una too day rush things .
      There's no problem oo but u can't go for
      Nysc dats d problem

    2. I have graduated, I want to now do mobilization for nysc, but jamb admission letter is still not available, what do I do

  7. I logged it on my jamb portal and it said this candidate has not been given admission

  8. Sir please my school has given me admission but jamb caps is still showing admission in progress should I go ahead to pay acceptance fee

  9. Why jamb not giving me admission and the school have given me admission why?

  10. I ve been offered admission on my jamb portal for the past 3 weeks but i ve not been given on my school portal
    Pls what can i do

  11. I have been offered admission in my school but my jamb admission is still in process please what is the cause

  12. I have the same issues, and now I'm trying to apply for HND, and I was told the jamb admission letter will be needed, what can I do?

  13. Pease I have been offered admission by the school and paid acceptance fee but jamb has not given me admission

  14. Please I have been offered admission since August by the school and i've paid acceptance and school fees but jamb have not given me admission.

    I think that jamb might've gave me an admission since, cuz I didn't check my caps for the past months

    Pls,I don't understand the situation I'm in now

  15. Please 🥺 school have given me admission but jamb is showing me not admitted although I uploaded my waec results late when my school has started to give admission.please will jamb still give me admission.

  16. Please jamb has not given me admission but school have given me but although I uploaded my waec results late when my school has started to give admission.please will jamb still give me admission

  17. Jamb has not given me admission but the school had given me.
    Although I just did change of institution to the sch after they have given me the admission

  18. please how long does does it take for jamb to upload admission if my name has been sent to jamb


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