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JAMB CAPS Shows “Not Admitted”: All Hope Lost? (2020/2021)

JAMB CAPS interface showing a candidate's NOT ADMITTED.
Now that admission seekers are continually checking their admission status on JAMB CAPS, there have been a series of complaints. I have addressed the issue of when CAPS doesn’t display your details. I also briefly touched on some CAPS messages and their interpretations too. But I want to go into details about “Not Admitted” Messages in this post.

I must do this because many candidates have called to ask if all hope was lost for them this year. They wanted me to put more light on this.

So, you’re on the right page if you’re here to find meanings to:

  1. Not Admitted
  2. sorry, no admission is given yet!!!
  3. admission in progress
  4. admission in progress, check back later

Let’s get into it.

Nothing can be as scary as when a candidate checks his or her CAPS and see “NOT ADMITTED”. But this doesn’t mean all hope is lost. So what happens if you see this message?

1. The school admission list has not been sent to JAMB

It may imply that your school hasn’t started uploading the admission list to JAMB CAPS. Normally, your school will collate the names of applicants they want to consider for admission and send that to JAMB for processing. If your school has not done that, your status will remain “NOT ADMITTED” for the time being.

In this case, you will have to wait for your school to take action first. The only way to know when the school admission process begins is to be revisiting your JAMB CAPS. As soon as your status message changes to something like “Admission is in progress”, you must be on the lookout for good news sooner.

See: How JAMB and Each School Will Give Admission This Year

2. You’re not on the first batch admission list

Yes, I know. Some schools have started admission and in fact, some candidates are already given admissions. That’s cool and it doesn’t mean you should run.

Don’t forget that there will be more list(s). The first list is usually the merit list or those who have met up with JAMB requirements (I will talk about this shortly). It could just mean that your school is compiling another list for JAMB to upload.

With the hope for the second list, keep checking your CAPS for any positive change for the time being.

3. You’ve not uploaded your awaiting O’level results.

This was one of the reasons your JAMB CAPS can still be showing “NOT ADMITTED”. If during UTME registration, you used awaiting results (i.e you didn't fill, scan and upload your WAEC, NECO, NABTEB, or NBAIS results), your admission status will remain “NOT ADMITTED” until you go back to the CBT center and upload the result.

Note that, there is no need to re-upload the results if you’ve done that before. Awaiting results candidates will not be offered admission unless they return to the CBT center and re-upload their results. It's one of the JAMB directives and conditions to offer admission through CAPS.

If you want to confirm if a CBT center uploaded your results or not, use the guidelines I detailed here.

See: Is Re-uploading of O’level Results to JAMB Portal for Everyone?

4. You’re Unlucky to be admitted for the year

This is the bitter truth. Not every admission seeker will be admitted for the year. I pray you’re not one of the unlucky ones.

Your admission status on CAPS may remain “NOT ADMITTED” after your school has uploaded all their lists (i.e 1st, 2nd, 3rd or supplementary). If this is the case, it means you’re not successful this time.

Be sure that your school has announced the closure of admission for this year before you give in to this. This was the date announced by JAMB for admission closure this year. And note that, there can always be an extension.

If in the end, you’re not admitted you can consider any other schools whose admission forms are still on sale. Most institutions will sell supplementary admission forms or 2nd round forms. You can take advantage of them.

See: Universities and Others Whose Post UTMEs are Still on Sales (UPDATED)

"No Admission Given Yet" and "Admission in Progress"

If you get this message in CAPS, then you have more hope than “NOT ADMITTED”

As soon as your status shows “admission in progress” with or without “check back later”, it means your school has forwarded a new list to JAMB and they’re also working on uploading it.

All you need is to keep revisiting and monitor the progress from here.

"Sorry, no admission is given yet" is not sad news too. It only means you may eventually be given admission or otherwise.

Conclusion

Understanding this may put your mind at rest and will let you know what to do next. Make sure you take advantage of this guide and share it with others on Facebook, Whatsapp, and Twitter. It may mean a lot to someone else.

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104 comments:

  1. The school offered me admission which I've accepted but my jamb caps is still showing not admitted and it's almost two weeks now

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    1. Nothing to worry about.

      CAPS will also show your admission very soon. Be on the lookout.

      The post below will explain better:
      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/10/admission-is-given-on-school-portal-but.html

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  2. My caps showed me transfer options of which I accepted, it den change my course buh still showing not admitted.. Wat should I do????

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    1. They will give you adhesion in due course.So wait. Nothing to worry about.

      Read more on this here:
      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/11/jamb-transfer-of-admission-how-to-do-it.html

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    2. Sir ,I accepted the transfer offer of course and when I went to a jamb center to do the change of course I was told dat I can't do the change of course again, hope it won't affect my admission

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    3. You have three times chance to change courses. If you're still within this usage, try another CBT for help.

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  3. Please what is my chance of gaining admission,they change my course in transfer approval and I have accepted it so any hope

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    1. They will give you adhesion in due course.So wait. Nothing to worry about.

      Read more on this here:
      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/11/jamb-transfer-of-admission-how-to-do-it.html

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  4. The school has given me admission but it wasn't the one I applied for(and I have already accepted),and they even ask us to pay our acceptance fee,of which I have done.
    So what will someone do if perhaps caps doesn't give admission?

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    1. Do JAMB change of institution to the school that offered you admission. CAPS will soon or later offer you admission too.

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  5. please i have seen admitted on my school portal and have accepted the admission, but the problem is it not reflecting on my jamb portal.
    i did change of institution to my school recently but it has not been showing on my jamb portal that have been admitted.

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    1. It will take a few days, weeks or months. It depends on how fast your school and JAMB are on completing the processes. Be patient.

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  6. Thanks a bunch Tolani for this educating page. My JAMB portal has been showing me NOT ADMITTED. But recently, after the admission suspension by JAMB to my school, i have started seeing NO ADMISSION YET, I did not know what that meant. But with your explanation, i understand better now. Thanks for not letting live in obscurity.

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  7. I have been given admission on my school portal but still showing no admission is given yet on my jamb caps, should I do change of admission letter please

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    1. If the school that offered you admission was the same school on your JAMB portal, you have to wait for JAMB to offer you the same. You can lodge complaint with your school about it. But if it's not the same school, you may need to do change of admission with JAMB.

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  8. I have been given admission since 2017 by the school that I choose as first choice but till now,it was saying not admitted yet pls what can I do

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    1. First be sure that the school offer you the same course as chosen in JAMB. If not, you have to do change of course to match things up. Two, be sure that the admission given to was a full time admission because part-time (DPP or DPT) can't reflect on JAMB for that year. If all are right, kindly visit your school admission office for hlep.

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  9. My admission status still shows"bot admitted" till now, pls what do I do?

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  10. I've been admitted into my preferred school of choice and even resumed but my jamb caps is still showing not admitted. What could be wrong?

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    1. Report this to your school. They will get back to JAMB and effect things correctly. It's nothing to worry about.

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  11. please my jamb caps is still showing not admitted and my school as given me admission. Am scared and don't know what to do. Time is going

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    1. JAMB has not really resumed for certain activities. Just wait. No need to panic.

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  12. School has given me admission which I have accepted but my jamb cap is showing not admitted and I have resume school and paid acceptance fee am really scared

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    1. This is not a problem. Report to your school on this. If they can't handle it, speak to JAMB to know what's going on. See below link for how to contact JAMB.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/08/jamb-supports-how-to-contact-jamb-for.html

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  13. It has been a year since i enrolled in university but till now my jamb is still saying no admission given yet. Does this mean that all is lost?

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    1. No, more likely. If you're not guilty of all the concerns in this post, kindly report this to your school admission office.

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  14. I have been given admission in my school although it is the same school I choose but it is not the course I chose so I was asked to do changing of course which I did but my caps keeps on saying admission not given yet please what can I do cos we are done with the first semester hope all my effort are not in vain

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    1. In other words, it's your school that gave you admission not JAMB. First, talk to your admission officer about this. He should know how to go right about this. However, you don't have anything to worry about in the meantime.

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  15. I have been trying to load the jamb portal to check my caps/admission status but the portal isn’t opening. What should I do?

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    1. Follow the guide in the post with the link below.
      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/09/how-to-check-if-your-ssce-result-has.html

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    2. My son,GOODLUCK ZION has problem on his admission.please I don't know why his name never appear on the uniport. edu.ng admission list.Again, his password has not been opening to enable us check if he has properly registered and uploaded his awaiting o'level results to jamb through his school.

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    3. Read the post below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2021/03/why-is-my-jamb-caps-not-opening.html

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  16. Pls sir, is unilorin 2020 admission list out?

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  17. I have done the needful and my admission status still shows no admission given yet and they have realeased the 1st,2nd,3rd nd complementary what should I do

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    1. That means, you won't be offered admission by the institution. Kindly do a change of institution to another school and process it.

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  18. Mine is showing not admitted

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    1. Hope this post has helped you to understand what that means and what it doesn't?

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  19. Hi pls my school has given me admission buh jamb hasn't and they have resumed I don't know what to do

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    1. JAMB will give you. Be sure you upload your O'level results to the JAMB portal. Confirm if the same school is on your JAMB CAPS.

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  20. My second choice of School have given me admission, but on my jamb portal is showing no admission is given yet, please I need advise or should I proceed to the school for further clarification, please am expecting ur response soon.

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    1. You have to change the second choice institution to the first choice on the JAMB portal before JAMB can give you admission too.

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  21. What if I did change of institution and it reflected on the portal later on after I wrote the school post utme it do not reflect on the portal anymore what should I do

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    1. I've experienced such before. How could it reflect and later not reflect again?

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  22. My access jamb cap is not opening at all what should I do.

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    1. Your question was not clear. But any of the posts below may help you.

      1. https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/09/how-to-log-into-jamb-caps-on-phone.html
      2. https://www.schoolcontents.info/2021/01/jamb-shows-you-are-not-eligible-to-use.html

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  23. jamb gave me admission but showing not admitted in my choice of school

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    1. You will have to wait for the school to offer you the same too. Don't panic!

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  24. Is it late to upload my o level result ?

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    1. No. It's not.

      Read below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/07/deadlineclosing-date-for-uploading-of.html

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  25. Has federal uni lafia started giving admission

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    1. Please, keep checking your JAMB CAPS for admission updates.

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  26. My caps is still showing admission in progress check back later and it 2months now
    Hope no problem

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    1. I'm sure this is not only you. Many other students of the school are also on the waiting list. Wait until it changes. Admission hasn't close for the year yet.

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    2. Is it too late to upload my o level result on jamb for delsu ? I have gotten admission by the school . Will I still get from
      Jamb ?

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    3. Once you do the upload of results to the JAMB portal, you will be offered by JAMB too. It's not late to upload. Do it right away.

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    4. I did that today, but like how many days will it take for me to be given the admission on jamb ?

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  27. Please my admission status changed from admission in progress to not admitted.what should I do

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  28. I got my admission four days ago and it hasn't reflected on jamb caps, how long does it take for it to reflect? Am I at risk of having my admission revoked? And do you perhaps know if uniabuja's admission list has been submitted to jamb portal?

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    1. It will reflect in time. Just be sure your school is the one reflecting as the first choice on the CAPS. Be sure you upload your O'level results to the JAMB portal, if you have not done that before.

      I don't know if UNIABUJA has submitted lists to JAMB.

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    2. Hello I was about checking my matric number then my laptop went off after I’ve clicked on the get matric number now I can’t login 😣 because my username has now changed to my matric number and I didn’t get it what can I do Delsu

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    3. Retry it. If it doesn't work, check your email. If that doesn't work, visit the school ICT for help.

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  29. HELLO
    i have been offered admission into lasu and have payed the acceptance, medical and tuition fee since earlier january, but the admission haven't reflected on my jamb caps which gives me so much worry. I reported to school about this but i was told to keep checking, i have been and time is running. My caps shows "you have not been admitted yet/NOT ADMITTED" I'M SCARED NOW. PLS WHAT CAN I DO. WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO MY ADMISSION ?

    HAVE LASU RELEASED ALL ADMISSION BATCHES?

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    1. You're not the only one in this mess. LASU will later send your list to JAMB for updating to CAPS. Check back.

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  30. My second choice of school gave me admission and I've accepted it but I still want my first choice. Hope me accepting the second choice won't affect the first choice if eventually the first choice gives me admission. Hope it will still reflect on my Jamb and won't cause issues

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  31. My second choice granted me admission and I accepted it on my jamb caps but my first choice is yet to grant me admission hope it won't affect my first choice granting me admission

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    1. Two schools won't offer you admission on CAPS. You've accepted one. And that's it. Congratulations.

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    2. so you mean my first choice can't grant me admission again,ehat should I had done. Rejected the first one or what? Cuz the first choice are yet to finish their first semester while the second choice that granted me admission are about to close their acceptance fee.

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  32. My admission status changed from admission in progress to not admitted,what should I do?

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    1. There may not be any hope with the school again. Consider changing to another institution available.

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  33. Sir my second choice gave me admission but my caps is still showing sorry no admission given yet.... Hope all hope is not lost

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    1. It's because the school that offered admission is not at the first choice position. Kindly change the school to the first choice for the notice to change.

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  34. Hi my name came out on merit list Unn, but jamb said admission in progress what should I do

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    1. You wait for JAMB too to give you the same. Congrats in advance!

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  35. Please is Unilorin admission list out for 2020/2021?

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    1. Yes, keep checking your CAPS.

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

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  36. My school ask my to accept my new course which I did and change but my jamb caps is showing not admitted
    What will I do


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    1. Give it time, it may not change to ADMITTED immediately. JAMB will also look into the modalities before giving you admission.

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  37. I've not been cleared by my school. Is it because JAMB has not given me admission yet? Or it has nothing to do with my clearance?

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    1. It's possible. Or the queue is long and the officials have not got to you.

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  38. Pls what Is the aggregate screening point for law in EKSU....I had 59.85 do I have a hope
    Pls reply me

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    1. No official release for aggregate point. I think only the university and its management know that.

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  39. Hi pls I uploaded my waec result on my jamb portal then when my neco result was partially released with my 5 core subject leaving chem and Econ on AR,I uploaded it on unilag portal thereby deleting the previous olevel(waec) and I uploaded it also on my jamb caps..but now when I check my upload(NECO)chem and Econ are supposed to be A/R but instead it’s displaying my previous waec grade on it..thus seeming like a combined result to me which unilag might accept such,

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    1. Ok. As soon as your NECO result is fully released, return to the JAMB portal. Delete the existing results and reupload the single NECO result.

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  40. Please my jamb caps is displaying "sorry You have not been given admission yet" what does that means?

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  41. Pls boss am really worried
    I have been given admission in lasu portal
    Since jen
    I have evn paid part payment
    But it has not reflected on my jamb portal
    Pls help me

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    1. No worries. It will. LASU may not load to the JAMB portal for months.

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  42. I accepted an admission from poly on their school portal not jamb portal hope it won't hinder my admission from my first choice uni on jamb portal

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  43. Good morning,after checking my school portal(ESUT)I was told that have been given admission but I should go and upload my O level result which I have uploaded long time again and which has already been reflecting since january.will it affect my chances of gaining admission

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    1. If the school has offered you admission and you have done the uploading of O'level results to the JAMB portal together with choosing the school as first choice on JAMB, JAMB will soon or later offer you admission too.

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  44. Good afternoon mr tolani, i will like to ask a question. While one is still waiting for the school one chose to upload his or her admission status on jamb website, to be on the safe side can one register for 2021 jamb without it affecting admission in 2020 jamb?
    In a bid to register,i tried getting a profile code and i noticed after attaching my NIN with same number i used last year, the profile code sent is the same as last year.

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    1. Yes, you can register for this year too.

      Of courses, you're going to use the last year profile if you use the same phone line to get the code. Nothing is wrong with that.

      If you intend to change you profile/code, use another number to get this year profile code.

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  45. Sir I used my 2020 profile to register for 2021 jamb but the school i choose has not release her admission list, and jamb mock is fast approaching. Would I be able to write the exam.

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    1. Yes, you would be able to do the mock if you pick the option while registering for UTME.

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  46. Sir pls I did a change of state of origin but it did not reflect on my bio-data hope it will nt stop my admission

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    1. If the state didn't change, that will not affect your admission except the school is not giving your state admission. If you want tp complain about that to JAMB, send them a message through the link below.

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

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  47. Sir, my cap is showing me "sorry you've not been given Admission yet" I DON'T know what that means, most people are saying theirs is showing "NOT ADMITTED"

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    1. They translates to the same thing.

      Read more through the link below.

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

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  48. I have been given admission by school but not on jamb caps and av went to school admission office they said it will soon show and it's up to 4 week now pls what should I do

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