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Friday, 16 August 2019

Can I Do Change Of Course After Post UTME? See Answer

 More Proof That You Can Change Course After Post UTME
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This post is necessary after receiving calls and messages from a few candidates who want to know if it’s possible to change their courses after the Post UTME. In other words, some candidates wanted to know if they can change their courses if they had already done the post UTMEs of some schools.

If you’d read a few of my posts including those linked in this post, you must have seen that I’d briefly answered this question.

Yet, I will not deprive you the opportunity to get this to details here too.

Let’s get into it.

Can You Change Course After Post UTME?

First, the answer is YES.

Second, let’s cover some basics before you proceed.
  1. Changing of course, can now be done as many times as possible provided you’re ready to pay for that. What we’re used to before 2019/2020 admission year is TWO-TIME chance to change course and/or institution. This has now changed to as many times as you want. You can get the whole picture in my post, “How to Do Change Institutions/Courses the Third or More Times”.
  2. There is an END date or time to changing institutions but not to change courses. Some institutions will instruct JAMB to stop accepting changes to them as soon as they start their post UTME registration. It’s not applicable to all the schools though. Some will still be accepting changes to them until the admission year ends. You can get this better in the post, “Universities and Others Accepting Change of Institutions and Those Who Are Not”.
  3. Changing of course never ends irrespective of schools. All institutions will continuously be allowing changing of courses even after the Post UTME. Hence, it’s possible for candidates to change their courses before, during and after post UTME.

Will I Be Offered Into the New Course If I Change the Course After Post UTME?

The answer is simply YES.

Even though what we’re used to is to change course before post UTME, yet you’re also allowed to do that after.

If you’re in doubt that the university may not give you admission into the new course if you change after the post UTME, be rest assure that you will be if you merit the admission.


Schools will continually be receiving updated lists of candidates and courses changed to from JAMB. The managements are compelled to update the same lists in their databases. Hence, you will be listed for the new course, not the old one as soon as a school updates her database.

I have seen this with a few universities, including LAUTECH, EKSU, ABU, UI, OAU, UNIOSUN and more. Hence, no need to doubt.

Schools expect candidates to take advantage of the change of course if they fail to meet up with the expected cut off marks of the earlier courses.

WARNING: You may not need to waste time if you still want to change the course after the Post UTME. The earlier the better! This is because this trick may not work again as soon as the university starts compiling the list of admitted candidates for the year.

More Proof That You Can Change Course After Post UTME

Some schools will offer their candidates different courses other than the ones applied for. As a result, candidates will be instructed by both JAMB and the institutions to visit their JAMB profiles and change their courses to the new ones.

This even comes after lists are already out. Why won’t it work for candidates who make the changes before the lists are out?

This is common among the universities and polytechnics that give automatic admission if candidates do not meet up with their departmental cut off marks.


You might have read or heard that this may not be possible. Yes, it is. Yet, I advise you do such change as soon as your post UTME result is out so that you can be prepared for the admission list in favour of the new course.

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  1. I changed from medicine and surgery to microbiology but it is not reflecting on my post utme, it's till showing M&S.

    1. It all depends on how your school design things.

      For some schools, change of courses on the JAMB portal will not reflect on the school portal once they're done with the post UTME.

      In this case, candidates should just wait for the school to receive the change from JAMB. They will act on it.

      For some schools, however, you may need to wait until the school update their pages.

  2. Please I need an answer. I have changed my institution and course twice now. But my fear is that if the school change my course due to my low aggregate can i do change of course to the one they give to me because I heard that I can do it twice.

    1. You can.

      This has already been discussed in the post.


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