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Starting/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:

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. If prompted to proceed to the nearest CBT after the payment, it means you must wait till the end of lockdown because CBT centres are off work now. When the stay-at-home is over, you should be able to complete it yourself, at a cafe or CBT centre. Below is the latest notice on the portal (dated 04/06/2020).

I will update when this notice changes
  1. JAMB Change of institutions goes with the change of courses and other data. This means, while changing the institutions, you can change courses, dates 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.
  2. 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". 
  3. 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.
  4. 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 open admission chances. If your first change doesn’t give you admission, use the next one for such open admissions.

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92 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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  17. I scored 208 in jamb but my department cut off mark draws from 210
    Is there any hope sir ( nekede owerri)

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    1. No school has drawn any cut off mark yet. Maybe you're judging by last year departmental cut off mark. I will advise you wait for this year.

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  18. I score 179 to study med lab can l have admissionin absu

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    1. First, check the last year cut off mark for ABSU. This will give you the idea of your fate. From experience, you should be admitted.

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  19. Pls sir I scored 200 in jamb and want to study nursing in UI but am not sure I will b admitted so am planning on changing it to uniosun for public health,pls sir should I go ahead?

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  20. Sir can I proceed d changing now?


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    1. As at today 28/4/20, NO. You can wait till after the lock-down. If you check the post, I'd added this notice. Read again.

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  21. Can I be admitted to study nursing in aau ekpoma with 199

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    1. There is no way to guarantee your admission with that mark. The problem is the competition for a few spaces available to Nursing candidates. Eventually, admissions will only favour those with highest marks usually 250 and above.

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  22. Please can my sister get admission to study nursing in unizik, she got 208 in her jamb

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    1. She can. However, with rate of competition for Nursing, that mark is a kind low.

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  23. Sir can I be admitted into kwara poly with 160 mark

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  24. I tried applying for law at OAU while registering for JAMB but it was impossible. Can I apply now?

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    1. Yes. I think they have been re-accredited for Law.

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  25. Can I gain admission into lasu with 201 jamb score

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    1. Yes. Depends on your proposed course. The higher the mark the better.

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  26. Pls can I enter osun state University with 174

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    1. Yes, depending on your course. Read more below
      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/07/uniosun-admissions-post-utmede.html

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  27. Please is the change of course form for OAU out?
    When is the best time to change course, is it before or after post utme?

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    1. OAU doesn't' sell change of course form. It's JAMB that sells change of institutions/courses form. Therefore, you should obtain the JAMB change of course if you want to change the course you chose for OAU. The best time to change course is before post UTME.

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  28. Sir can I still do change of institution when the school I want to change to, have started selling there post utme form.is it late already ?

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  29. Yes you can. But there a few things you should know about this. Read through the link below.
    https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/07/post-utme-is-out-is-it-not-too-late-to.html

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  30. I wrote 2020/2021 jamb exam and I want to do change of institution, is it on? Or not yet.

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    1. Obviously, you didn't read the post before dropping your comment. Kindly read.

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  31. Sir l scored 202. I want to study pharmacy, will it be possible.

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    1. I doubt that. Consider changing to a less competitive course. Pharmacy is a high demanded course hence, admissions only favor candidates with higher marks.

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  32. Sir..How can I be offered admission in LASU ,BT I choose it as my second choice . Course Medicine ND Surgery .I rechecked it now the Jamb scores is 200 any way out.

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    1. LASU won't offer you admission as a second choice applicant. If you need admission form any school now, you'll have to consider that school as your first choice. Read more through the link below.
      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/01/choosing-universities-polytechnics-and.html

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  33. Can I study biochemistry with 213

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    1. Yes, but on three conditions, namely:
      The cut off mark drawn by your proposed institution
      The aggregate cut off mark after the post UTME or screening
      And rate of competition for the course vis-a-vis the number of the spaces available.

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  34. Please i want to get an update of when the JAMB UTME change of institution will be available. Thanks

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    1. Kindly bookmark this page on your device. I will update this post as soon as the change of institutions and courses resumes.

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  35. Sir please i scored 250 to study med/sug would i be given admission at ahmadu bello university zaria

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  36. Please is change of course and institution out and when will it close?

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    1. Read the post before you comment.

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    2. Sir, I scored 259 in Jamb. Can I study law in UI(Ibadan)

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    3. This question can't be answered with simple YES or NO. Read the post below for the answer to your question.
      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2020/06/whats-my-school-cut-off-mark-for_15.html

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  37. I did make payment 3weeks ago but till now I have not been called for thump printing. What could be the delay?

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    1. As at the time of this reply, change of institutions and courses is suspended until further notice. You have to wait till after the lockdown before you can do this yourself, at cafe or CBT centre.

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  38. I made payment for change of course but couldn't effect it, please what could be the reason?

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  39. Please sir is change of institutions form out

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  40. my daughter scored 190 in jamb. since JAMB has reduced their cut off mark to 160 can we do change of institution and course.. choosing union and course nursing

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    1. JAMB didn't reduce the cut off mark to 160. They only told universities not to accept any score less than 160. Universities can draw as much as 200 or above for their cut off marks - not just less than 160.

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  41. I scored 193,any hope of getting admission federal college of dental technology and therapy enugu state. To study dental technology.

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    1. Your mark is high and should be ok. However, not all colleges of health require JAMB for their admissions. I detailed that here
      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/06/do-colleges-of-health-technologies.html

      More so, there is to gaining admission than just UTME score. Red that below.
      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2020/06/whats-my-school-cut-off-mark-for_15.html

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  42. Enter your comment...sir i scored 199 in jamb can i be admitted to study banking and finance in lasu

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    1. Yes you can be admitted with that. But you need to know more. Read the post below
      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2020/06/whats-my-school-cut-off-mark-for_15.html

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  43. Sir I scored 257 can i still gain admission to OAU the course is chemical engineering

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    1. Yes, you can. But there is more to gaining admission which include meeting the SSCE requirements and departmental cut off marks after the post UTME. Read more through the link below
      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2020/06/whats-my-school-cut-off-mark-for_15.html

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  44. I see that the write up says change of institution is open, but the picture says it isn't available... Pls explain. Thankyou.

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    1. Explanation is in the post please. Kindly read again.

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  45. Please Sir
    I got 237 in Jamb and C grades in required SSCE results for Theatre Art department in Unical(first choice)
    Any chances sir?
    And secondly.. Does Eksu considers second choice applicants?

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  46. EKSU doesn't consider 2nd choice candidates. Gaining admission is not only by the score in JAMB or SSCE. There are ore things to know. See the post below.
    https://www.schoolcontents.info/2020/06/whats-my-school-cut-off-mark-for_15.html

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  47. Will ambrose Ali university write post utme this year

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  48. If i purchase card worth of 2500 for change of course and institution, will i still use it to add name to my names and local government stuff or do i have to buy another

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    1. Payment for change of institution is different form the change of local government. I explained this in detail in the post below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/05/change-of-institutionscourses-payment.html

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