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What to Do If Offered Admission by a School You Didn't Choose

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Some applicants may still wonder if it is possible to be given admission by a school without choosing it in JAMB UTME whether through UTME registration or a change of Institution/Courses Exercise. It’s possible!

I will explain below and give you guidance on what you should do if you fall into this category of admitted applicants.

Possibility of Being Offered Admission by School Not Chose in JAMB

I have covered a similar case before now. For instance, my post, “What to Do if Another/a Strange School Gives You Admission on JAMB CAP" is the direct opposite of this topic.

In that post, a school you didn’t choose in UTME offered you admission on the JAMB CAPS. If I’m not into education consulting, I will argue it is impossible too. But it’s really happening. If you want to know what to do, click the link above, and enjoy.

The case above might mean:

  1. that you chose the school earlier but later changed. But they still, notwithstanding, offered you admission on the JAMB CAPS. 
  2. that the school was just your 2nd or 3rd choice but you want admission from 1st choice instead.

Now, let’s see a case of schools that open their admission forms to all UTME candidates whether you chose them in JAMB or not. In other words, some schools do not care whether you chose them in JAMB or not. They may not even instruct you to change institutions to them. Yet, they will ask you to obtain and take part in their post-UTME exercises.

Recommended: Can I Change Institutions/Courses Twice? See Answer.

Then, they give you admission on their portals.

Here comes the question. What should you do now that you have been offered admission by the school you didn’t choose in JAMB?

The answer is simple. Congratulations on your admission. The next thing to do, before the school instructs you to, proceed to do the change of institution/course on the JAMB portal.

This was what you ought to have done before you obtained the school post-UTME (since you didn’t pick them from the beginning). But it’s not late.

Visit your JAMB profile and pay N2,500 for the change of institution/course (excluding Remita charges). You can also do everything at a CBT center for a price of about N3,500 or N4,000).

A Case Study

Recently, a few years ago, schools such as Ladoke Akintola University (LAUTECH), Federal College of Education, Oyo Special, etc. opened their post-UTMEs/screening to all UTME applicants whether you chose them in UTME or not.

LAUTECH gives admission on the school portal to those applicants who didn't choose them in the UTME. Federal College of Education, Special Oyo instructed their applicants to change them to the first choice before they can see their admission status on JAMB CAPS.

LAUTECH took weeks to instruct admitted candidates to change to university on the JAMB portal. Yet, it's a must for every candidate to do it.

Already Changed Institutions/Courses Two Times?

If you find yourself in this case, you might have heard that you won't be able to change to the new institution after changing once or twice in the past. That's not true again.

You can now change institutions/courses as many times as you want. Once you can afford the payment for each time of the changes, you're good to go. Kindly read my post, “How to Change Institutions/Courses the Third Time. See Guide!” for more clarification on this.

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  1. Can I do data correction more than 3times 2021/22

    1. Not directly. You're only allowed three times at maximum. If you will do any change after that, it will be regularization. See how through the link below


  2. Good day sir pls I did jamb last year and I had 194 but I failed my school post utme please sir which uni is still selling form

    1. Check the post below. It contains some. You should see a few whose forms are still on sales till now.


  3. Can I get admission into the university of ibadan with 228 for law in 2022/2023

    1. Yes, if you do better, meeting or beating its after-post UTME departmental cut-off mark for Law.

  4. Can I buy admissions form and get admitted without doing change of institution

  5. After post UTME I changed from UNN but eventually got admission into UNN,I tried to change back but the UNN portal is closed for change.can I continue with the school?

  6. I was given admission by a school I didn't apply for what is the next step after doing change of course


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