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Closing Date For JAMB Change of Institutions/Courses (2020/2021)

Is JAMB Change of Institution Still on Sale? What is the Closing Date?
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This is the answer to your question: Is JAMB change of institutions on or has it started/opened? Some candidates who seem to know the form is on are asking to know the closing date. Now that the JAMB result is out or even before the release of the result, candidates want to consider a change of institutions. But in most cases, you had better waited till you know your fate in the UTME result. See How to Check JAMB Results With 4 Methods (Including the Original UTME Result).

If for one reason or the other you think you must change institutions, you may want to know if the form has opened or the closing date so you can know to what extent you need to wait before you effect the changes.

Important Warnings On Change of Institutions

Below are what you must know:
  1. JAMB change of institutions form is now OUT on sales. You can immediately proceed to your JAMB profile and effect change of institutions. See how to do it yourself.
  2. JAMB Change of institutions goes with the change of courses and other data. This means, while changing the institutions, you can change courses, date of birth, gender, state/local government too. This will be counted as one change. But if you change them separately, it will be counted as two or more changes.
  3. Meanwhile, you’re no longer limited to change of institutions/courses. In other words, once you can keep changing from one institution or course to the other if you can afford to pay for it. I explained this in detail in my post, "How to Do Change Institutions/Courses the Third or More Times". 
  4. Change of name, date of birth can only be done at a CBT centre though. Cafes can change institutions. courses, State, Local government and Gender.
  5. JAMB change of institutions will never close until the admission year ends. Having said that, the change of institutions to a particular school may close as soon as that school starts selling her post UTME form. I will explain this point further below.

Why You Don’t Have to Rush to Change

Most candidates rush to effect change institutions/courses as they see their JAMB results released. This is not recommended. Why?
  1. As earlier said, the change of institutions and courses can be done several times though, yet you don't want to be wasting your parent's money on this. If you rush to do it, you’ve burnt one chance. What if that doesn’t give you admission to the chosen school, you have to change to another school – making two times. Even if the second one works, you may be given a different course. In this case, you will still be required to change to the new course. We all know this adds up to real expenses.
  2. Another reason to avoid rushing to do the change of institution is because of opened admissions opportunities that may come your way before admission year ends. If you’ve done several changes before, you will still need further spending to take advantage of these.

Read: Can I Do Change of Institutions/Courses Twice? See Answer.

However, some schools will instruct JAMB to stop the change of institutions to them immediately they start selling their post UTME forms or a few days to the closing date. This set of schools usually uploads the list of candidates that chose or changed to them to their school admission portals before candidates can register on the portal. Hence, they will stop accepting new changes to avoid late uploading or some delays in the uploading.

Some of these schools include Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), University of Benin (UNIBEN), University of Lagos (UNILAG), University of Ibadan (UI), University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), Lagos State University (LASU) etc.

However, schools like Osun State University (UNIOSUN), Federal Polytechnic Ede, Federal Polytechnic Offa, Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ladoke Akintola University (LAUTECH) etc will continually allow JAMB to accept change of institutions to them even when their post UTME forms are already on sales.

I detailed this in my post, "Can I Still Change Institutions/Courses With PUTME Form On Sales".

How To Approach Change of Institutions and Courses

Since we all know it has opened or is on sales already, we’re sure too, that, it will not close across the year. Then, we need the patience to know how admission exercise will go for the year before we do any changes.

Follow the suggestions below on your change the institutions before the closing date and at the right time.
  1. Check your JAMB results. In fact, recheck some weeks later. (We have got occasions where JAMB increased or reduced mark in the past).
  2. Now, wait for your schools to announce their post UTME cut-off marks. Some schools have static (fixed) cut off marks no matter what. For them, you may not wait for a different announcement again. UI, UNLAG, UNIBEN, OAU and a few others will not accept less than 200. However, some schools are so dynamic that they can change forth and back. Some consider lower marks for certain courses and higher for some e.g, UNIOSUN, FUNAAB etc. For these universities, you should wait for them to announce their required marks. Then, you can see where to change if you have to change at all.
  3. Without wasting money on changes, you can take advantage of opened admission chances. If your first change doesn’t give you admission, use the next one for such opened admissions.

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31 comments:

  1. How will I be admitted at least for mass communication with 189 score in jamb?

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    1. As a matter of fact, it all depends on your school requirements. Consider checking the modalities your school has used in the recent years. If things remains the same and you’re favoured, you should be offered the admission.

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  2. If you change institution and you have written the first university post utme is it possible for the first university to admission with the change

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  3. If u change institution after writing the post utme of the first institution is possible to get admission in the first institution

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    1. No it's not. Once, you change from that school, you'd informed JAMB that the institution is no more your most preferred choice. Except the school has earlier prepared your list and sent to JAMB before the change, you won't be offered admission if you change to another school by the old one. I detailed this in my post, "Can JAMB Give A Candidate Two Admissions in CAPS?" https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/07/can-jamb-caps-give-admission-from-two.html. You can also check, "What JAMB and Schools Do When you Reject Admission on CAPS" https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/09/what-jamb-and-schools-do-when-you.html

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  4. Can someone change course after post utme in uniben.. Before admission

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    1. The answer is YES. If you need further clarification, copy this link to your browser to get details https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/08/can-i-do-change-of-course-after-post.html

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  5. I registered for poly ibadan post utme and the exam date is not written in there pls what is the solution

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    1. Poly Ibadan will not do will not do exams. That's the method they use - only online screening.

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  6. does poly Ibadan accept Awaiting GCE result

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    1. More likely. This reason is because if they delay their admission you may be lucky, if not things may not favour you.

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  7. Pls I filled in microbiology in ui post utme form, now I wish to change it to nursing will that be possible before or after my post utme exam plssss I need ur reply urgently

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  8. Pls I filled in microbiology in my ui post utme form, now I wish to change it to nursing will that be possible before or after writing my post utme exam plssss I need ur reply urgently

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  9. Please can my sister still change institution to yabatech even as their post utme form is out?

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    1. Yes, she can. I have written to answer this more comprehensively. Kindly search the bog for it and read.

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  10. Can I do a change of course immediately after unilag releases cut off mark?

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    1. I'm not sure if that will work. But in most cases, change of course can still be done before a school will start compiling admission lists.

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  11. can I still do change of course to oau......Im talking about direct entry

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    1. Yes. You can.

      For clarity, search this post on this blog. "Can I Do Change Of Course After Post UTME? See Answer"

      That post is comprehensive to guide you.

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  12. Please sir is the change of institution still on,and I got 175 can I still apply for the change of institution

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    1. Yes, still on.

      You can change institutions again.

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  13. Can I still change my institution

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  14. .please is kogi state university post utme form still on sale

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    1. Visit http://www.ksu.edu.ng/

      There, you will get the live update of whether it's on or closed

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    2. Can one still do change of institution to unilag.

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  15. I entered alvan ikoku college of education,as my second choice..and I score 173..will they accept Candidate,that choose them as second choice,with that score

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    1. You need to change them to the first choice. Generally all schools consider candidates in 1st choice for admissions.

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  16. I got 178 in jamb and and I applied for oou will I get admission

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    1. No. The school usually draws 180 and above as her cut-off mark.

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