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If I Change Institutions, Will I Be Offered Admission?

Candidates who Changed to New Schools Will be Offered Admission
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One of my readers asked, “Sir if I change my institution and course, will the institution give me admission or not?”

Surely, he was afraid perhaps if he changed to another school, the new school might not eventually offer him admission.

A lady also visited my office to ask the same question. In her words, “somebody told me that I wouldn’t be offered admission because I didn’t choose the new school from the beginning”.

If you get the point, you will notice the pattern of confusion below.

  1. The new school will know I changed to them, hence I don’t stand a chance
  2. The new school only prefers candidates who chose them during UTME/DE registration, not those who changed to them.
  3. If they must accept those who changed for them, they will consider those who chose them from the start first.

That’s the summary of most candidates’ understanding.

I’m here to tell you if that information is correct or not.

Let’s ride on.

How Change of Institutions/Courses Works

Of course, before you know what the correct information is or otherwise, you must understand how the change of institutions and courses truly works. This is the only way to set your mind at peace when you have a piece of conflicting information from your friends, families, and teachers.

Let's check out the possibilities below.

Candidates who change to new schools of interest before JAMB send lists to the new schools

Do you know that it’s JAMB that will forward the lists of candidates who chose schools to those institutions? They do that after the first set of changes.

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

Immediately after UTME, JAMB opens the change of institutions and courses application. After a while, they forward the list of candidates who chose those schools to them. This list will contain those who chose them from the beginning and those who changed to them.

With this, those schools won’t know whether you chose them or changed to them.

Candidates That Changed to Schools after the first list was Sent

After receiving the first list, most schools will start selling their post UTME or screening forms. Hence, they will be waiting for other lists (new changes) from JAMB.

These second and subsequent lists will be sent to schools a few days after the first list. It will contain those who are just changing to the schools even when their post UTME/DE forms are already on sale.

Those schools must update their database on the registration portals so that the new candidates can also register for the Post-UTME/DE. This is why universities like FUTA, FUNAAB, BUK, UNIMAID, UI, UNILAG, and FUOYE continually update their portal for candidates who are just changing to them. Schools like UNIOSUN advises candidates to choose the “others” option if they just change to them instead of the “first choice” option.

Now, does it matter whether you chose a school right from the UTME/DE registration period or changed to them? Does it make any difference in being considered for admission?

Let’s see.

Candidates Who Changed to New Schools Will be Offered Admission

Most people are only giving you advice using common sense. No. They should use facts.

This piece (you're reading) is a product of experiences.

If you change to another school before or during their post-UTME/DE registration, the school will still offer you admission.

Provided you meet all their requirements, you will be offered admission.

Last year, for example, one of my candidates wrote UNILORIN post UTME and failed. We changed to OAU because the university was still selling its post-UTME form at that time.

He wrote their post UTME too and failed.

We later changed to UNIOSUN whose form was still on after OAU released the results. He made it here finally.

Do you see what I meant?


It’s both JAMB and institutions that jointly decide admission now. They process your admission – not only the schools. Schools send the list of their candidates to JAMB.

JAMB checks to see that the right candidates are not deprived of the opportunities if qualify before they can upload admission status and list to JAMB CAPS.

This is why no school will deprive you of admission because you’ve just changed to them or because you didn't choose them from the start.


As you can see in the explanation of how the change of institutions is treated between JAMB and schools, institutions are left with no other choice than to treat you as their candidates even if you didn’t choose them during the JAMB UTME/DE registration.

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  1. Please I don't know what happened if it is jamb or futa I did change of institutions and courses into futa but the schools portal has not been opened for me to registered for post utme and admission start on 21 of August.Now I have been sending different text messages on most of social media like WhatsApp no reply yet.I am just fed up now.U have sent message to futa registrar and Laos jamb office nothing yet.Please sir Kindly help me oh...what is really happening.

    1. You have to wait for the school to open the current year post UTME before you can register.

  2. Can i be offer admision

    If i choose fuoye as my second choice ¿

  3. Hi,i choose poly ibadan as second choice and i later change it to first choice the second day they start giving addmissio and i meet the requirements.so please is their chance of gaining admission?

    1. But hope it won't be late before they give me?

    2. Please sir can you help me to confirm whether they will still give admission because people have been saying different thing while some said i should go and obtain dpp form or pt form

    3. I don't think they have released all their lists. And as a back up, you can obtain DPP truly.

      Read more through the link below.


  4. Sir I just did change of course and institution but the school I just changed to has closed their portal for online postutme screening is their probability that jamb will give me admission without applying for the school online screening form and the school can I still apply for the postutme screening when they open their portal for another set

    1. Please answer this sir

    2. Even if JAMB gives you admission, the school won't have your records. My best advice is that you should look for another school you can still change too. You have three times chances for change of institutions and/or courses.

  5. I apply for change of institution on 2020/2021 Jamb and I haven't be sent OTP till date... What can be done

    1. Visit JAMB office. They can send that your email instead of SMS.

  6. I have applied for change of institution from UI TO UNILAG but now am in pursuit of going to school of nursing osogbo .can i be offer admission sir

  7. Will I be admitted by the school I chose first before I did change of institution?

  8. Sir I sat for postutme exam in futa but my result was affected so I had to change to FUSHI,now I heard that futa is trying to rectify her mistakes by using jamb And o'level results. my question is will futa offer me admission as I was also affected during their postutme or I will have to change back to futa before considered for admission?

  9. Hi. If I do change of institution to another school, will I be able to check if I get admission from the old school? And how?

  10. hello sir , I changed my institution from OAU to UI almost 3 weeks ago and it has reflected on my jamb CAPS , but since then I have been trying to register for my PUTME on UI"s admission portal but it i replying *Login failed. Incorrect Login Credentials.*Kindly help me sir...….

  11. Is bayaro university kano still accept change of institution sir

  12. Sir, I did the post utme screening for uniosun and after a long while I saw I wasn't given admission I changed to kwasu , after a while I was offered admission to uniosun , so I did change of institution back to uniosun and the course to the course I was given . I'm I safe sir ? And is jamb also still going to offer me admission too

  13. pls sir can I still do changing of University to any university now and which university can I change to?

  14. Pls sir I did changing of institution from LAUTECH to OOU thinking they will not offer me admission again after second batch admission release, but unfortunately they sent me admission letter From LAUTECH which I changed from,can I still offer admission letter from JAMB because I have try to change back through CBT center but the portal for the university is closed, Can JAMB recognize me to send me admission letter....

  15. Pls sir I did my post utme at a school but I score 50 and I didn't receive AIP And someone said the cutoff is for 60 so I have to do change of institution to another school and make the school I wrote post utme as second choice and someone who score exact score with me saw AIP in are portal, pls sir, can I still be given Admission with the second choice or what do I have to do sir🙏🏻


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