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List of Schools Accepting 2nd or 3rd Choice in 2022

List of Polytechnics that Accept Second (2nd) or Third (3rd) Choice for Admission
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Let’s talk about the list of Nigerian universities/polytechnics that accept second (2nd) or third (3rd) choices in UTME or for admission. 

I had earlier given you several possible ways to choose schools during the UTME registration. There, I said, it’s possible to choose polytechnics as the first, second, and/or 3rd choice. 

Also, I insisted that universities can only be chosen as first and second choices. That contradicted the popular way of choosing institutions (i.e. Federal university, state university, polytechnic, and innovation enterprise institutions (IEIs))

That post opened candidates’ minds to about 14 other possible combinations.

But, will you be offered admission if you choose a university, polytechnic, or college of education as 2nd or 3rd choice? In other words, what are the universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education accepting second or third choices? This is a question this post stands to answer.

List of the Polytechnics You Can Choose as Second/Third Choice

First, let’s address choosing polytechnics as the 2nd or 3rd choice in JAMB. Generally, you can choose the following polytechnics as your second or third institution:

List of the Universities You Can Choose as Second/Third Choice

A majority of federal universities can't be chosen as the 2nd choice but none is available in the third and fourth choice sections. This especially is talking about our old and premier universities. For example, you won't be able to choose the likes of UNILAG, UI, UNIBEN, ABU, UNILORIN, UNN, UNIZIK, etc. other than in the first place.

If you must try changes of institutions as well, they will only accept you if you choose them as the first choice. The reason is that these universities are so competitive and heavily demanded that they can't offer all their first choice candidates admissions in the first place. Why will they go for the second or third choice applicants? This is why JAMB will not even allow you to choose them in the second and third positions if you attempted.

Meanwhile, there are other federal universities but usually new and very less competitive, that accept 2nd choice. For example, Federal University Oye Ekiti, Federal University Otupo, etc. These are fairly newly created and they may need more applicants than those we're already used to. 

Though they may eventually ignore second-choice candidates if their first-choice candidates are more than they can consider too, at least you can still be allowed to choose them in the 2nd and 3rd positions, to begin with.

Generally, all state and private universities accept 2nd choice candidates. In other words, you can choose them as your 2nd but not available in the 3rd choice section, during UTME registration or change of institutions.

However, read on ...

List of Universities/Polytechnics that Admits Second/Third Choice for Admissions

This is where things get tricky.

Generally, all Nigerian universities and polytechnics want their candidates to consider them as their first choices. Do you know why?

JAMB will only offer admissions to candidates of schools if those admission seekers consider the schools as the first choices. 

In other words, all polytechnics you chose in the 2nd or 3rd place want to give you admission but JAMB requires them to convince you to choose them as the first choices before JAMB will offer you admission to any of them. 

The same is applicable to all universities you chose as the 2nd institutions.

In case you don’t know yet, JAMB is the exams and matriculating board that will process your admission into any school. By this I mean, schools won’t just offer you admission without passing through JAMB’s desk. 

Because JAMB wants to avoid offering admissions to a candidate to two schools, they choose only to give admissions to those candidates who choose those schools in the first positions.

In summary, there is a difference between being able to choose a school as the second or third choice and being able to secure admission to that school as the second or third choice applicant. Choosing in that position is possible and allowed, gaining admission in that position will be difficult but could get easier if you later change the school to your first choice.

What is Your Fate with Second/Third Choice Now?

Let’s now address the popular concern. Will those polytechnics consider candidates who chose them as second or third choices?

The direct answer is No.

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Will My Second/Third Choice School Give Me Admission? See Answer

If those polytechnics, you chose in the second or third position, wanted to offer you admissions, they would eventually convince you to do a change of institution to them and consider them the first choices. 

This is the true way to convince them and JAMB that you want their admissions and not any other school's.

Some of these universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education will even allow you to do their post UTMEs. Yet, they won’t offer you admission until after you had changed them to first choices (even if you merit a space).

Conclusion

Some universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education insist all candidates must take them as their first choices before taking part in their post UTMEs. Such include all federal universities, most state universities, most polytechnics, and most colleges of education.

With this, you can only be able to register for their post UTME after you’ve changed them to first choices.

Some institutions open their admission forms (post-UTME/screenings) to any candidate whether they chose them as first, second, or third choice. Some even sell post UTME forms to candidates who didn't choose them at all.

Then, after the post UTME registration, or when they are about to offer you admission, they make it compulsory you change them to the first choices. These include the Federal Polytechnic Offa, Osun State Polytechnic Iree, The Polytechnic Ibadan, Osun State Polytechnic, Esa Oke, etc.

Choosing a school as a second or third choice is temporary, you will eventually need to change them to the first choice if you want admissions from them and before JAMB will let you have the admission and admission letter.

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93 comments:

  1. So will Ozoro poly offer second choice in jamb

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  2. Does federal polytechnic bida accept 3rd choice for admission

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  3. Do poly ibadan accept 2nd choice

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  4. Will I eventually change my poly choice to first choice... I choose iree poly

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    1. Yes, if you truly want admission from them. Most schools only consider first choice candidates for their offers.

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  5. Please i study science laboratory technology OND, what are my chances to get direct entry admission to study Pharmacy and which school can accept me, please answer needed very urgently, thank you sir.

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    1. No school is currently accepting OND SLT for Pharmacy.

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    2. Do lasustech accept third choice

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    3. Generally, all schools prefer 1sct choice candidates as detailed in the post above. If you want their offer, change them to the first choice.

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  6. Please will Akwa-Ibom state poly accept third choice?

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  7. Does,irre poly accept third choice

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  8. Do laspotech accept 3rd choice

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  9. Please can I choose federal polytechnic ado ekiti as third choice?

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  10. Pls which college of education accept second choice

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    1. You can consider any college of education as your second choice. But in reality, it will only offer you admission if you later change it to your first choice.

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  11. Will lautech accept second choice

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  12. Will auchi poly accept second choice

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  13. Does oko poly accept second

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  14. Does mapoly accept third choice

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  15. Does nasarawa state polytechnic accept second choice ?

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  16. Will Kaduna poly accept second choice

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  17. Will kwara poly accept third choice

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  18. Pls kogi poly lokoja except third choice

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  19. Which university accept 150 above in jamb sir

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    1. The best way is to be following the post UTME and screening adverts of universities around. Then, you can know if they announce 150 or not. Read the post below for a few of such.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2020/06/whats-my-school-cut-off-mark-for_15.html

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  20. can i chose the poly ibadan as my second choice

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    1. You can but they don't accept second choice candidates.

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  21. Please will funai accept second choice this year

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  22. Do kenpoly accept third choice

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  23. Does igbesa accept second choice

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  24. I have OND diploma in Tropical Health and disease control can i get admission in UDUSOK to stufy Geography DE 2022

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  25. Does ekusu accept second choice

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  26. Will covenant University accept second choice

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  27. Please sir will ado Poly admit me with second choice

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  28. I have 185 in jamb and I choose laspotech as second choice will I be given admission?

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    1. More likely. Read the post below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2020/03/jamb-listed-reasons-candidates-might.html

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  29. Can I study mass communication at lautech

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    1. No, LAUTECH doesn't offer Mass Communication.

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  30. I chose poly nekede as my 3rd choice will I be granted admission without a change of institution

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    1. Yes, if you later change them to the first choice and meet other admission requirements.

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  31. DOES LASU ACCEPT 3RD CHOICE

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  32. Hello sir I choose yabatech as my third choice will they allow me to write post utme

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    1. No. They only consider their first choice candidates.

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  33. Does laspotech accept third choice

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  34. Does KWASU accept second choice?

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  35. Did college of education, ekiadolor, Edo state accept third choice?

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    1. Generally, all institutions want you to change them to the first choice before they can offer you admission. Read the post again to understand this better.

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  36. Does kwara accept third choice

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  37. Sir
    I choose ilaro as my second choice can day accept me

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    1. No. They usually consider only first choice candidates.

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  38. Does delta state polytechnic otefe accept 3rd choice

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    1. No. Generally all polytechnics prefer first-choice candidates.

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  39. Can kwara poly accept second choice?

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    1. Yes, but the take their first choice candidates first

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  40. Will bida poly accept third choice?

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  41. Does ogitech accept second choice?

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    1. You can take them as the second choice but they prefer first choice candiates

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  42. Has Delta state university Abraka realease thee cut of mark?

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    1. No school will announce the current year cut-off mark until its form comes out. So, wait that time

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  43. Has ozoro release there cut of point..
    And what re my Chance to gain admin.. with second choice?

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    1. Wait until the school starts selling its form.

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  44. Does federal polytechnic nasarawa accept second choice?

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    1. The polytechnic prefers aspirants who chose them as the first choice institutions.

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  45. Does Bida and Niger state poly accept 2nd and 3rd choice

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    1. Generally all schools prefer their first choice candidates. If you prefer the school, consider it as your first choice.

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  46. What poly accept second choice

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  47. Can I apply Ado poly with 3rd choice

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