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Change of Course Has Not Reflected, Can I Register Post UTME?

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We have seen cases of students who did not change their schools but changed their courses. This set of students expect their changes to reflect on the school portals before they can proceed to register for the Post UTME.

They waited days, yet, the old courses still remained active on the school portals. Then, comes the question, "Can I continue to register for my school post UTME if the new course doesn't reflect?"

I've written similar posts to this in the past. For example "After Changing Institutions, How To Check If It Has Reflected" was used to answer a similar question. "Can I Do Change of Course After Post UTME?" was equally related to this.

Meanwhile, this case is a bit different. Let me put in some clarity - using Kunle case study.

Kunle chose Obafemi Awolowo University during JAMB UTME registration. He chose Medicine and Surgery as the course.

He didn't do the change of course until the university's post UTME registration started. He'd learnt that the 230 he had in UTME was too small for Medicine. He, therefore, decided to change to Botany.

He went on the JAMB portal to effect the change of course and waited a few days for his course to change from Medicine to Botany. But for days, the course never changed on the school portal.

The poor guy is now asking if he should continue with the post UTME registration, perhaps the new course will later reflect on his exams schedule or final printout.

Change of Course is Different From Change of Institution

For those who may still be confused, if you change institutions to some set of schools, you may need to wait for your names and details to reflect on the school portals before you can continue with the registration. If your change has not reflected, in the case of a change of institution, you won't be able to log in and proceed with your registration.

Though some schools will still allow you to do the change to them and register their post UTMEs without waiting for changes to reflect. I detailed the differences and affected schools in my post, "After Changing Institutions, How To Check If It Has Reflected"

But in the case of change of course, you can still be able to log in and proceed with the registration,  irrespective of the schools, but the old course may still be showing up. This is the case of our friend - Kunle in the example above.

Should You Continue With Post UTME registration If Course Doesn't Change on the Portal?

The answer is simple YES. I did this for a few University of Ibadan candidates in the previous years, and it worked for them.

Don't panic. You can still register your post UTME on the old course as it appeared on the school portal. Since you'd done the change on the JAMB portal, it may mean two things:
  • JAMB has not sent the new course to the school to update on the portal
  • School has got it from JAMB but they've not updated it on the admission portal

In either case, you can continue with your post JAMB registration, after all, you can log in. Sooner or later, either or both parties will do the right things. Then, the new course will reflect.

After your post UTME, the old course can still be on your slip printed. Don't worry. In most cases, these schools will instruct you to come back to the portal for reprinting of exams schedule or screening results. By that time, the school must have updated the portal with the new changes and your course must have shown on the paper.

However, if the post UTME closing date is not too near, you can still wait a while for the new course to reflect before resuming post UTME registration. I did this for a few OAU candidates in the past and it worked.

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  1. I did a change of course and it was remaining a day for the post utme registration to end I want to know if it would be changed

    1. It's not certain. However, the school may extend the closing date for the form.

  2. Please sir, I choose fut Minna as my first choice on awaiting O'level result but later discovered that I can't register their post utme without O'level result and their registration deadline was getting near, so I later do change of institution to uniabuja but the changes did not reflect on their portal before the registration was closed, and now fut Minna has extended their registration deadline, now I want to register for fut Minna immediately my NECO result is out but I don't know if am still eligible to register or do change of institution back to fut Minna before I can register their post utme

    1. You must change back to FUTMINNA. Whereas this is the last change you can make on JAMB

  3. Please sir, I uploaded my result to nsuk portal for online screening but I was disqualified because I didn't write economics in jamb. I was then asked to do change of course which I did yesterday but I'm still seeing the old course, can I still continue with the registration?

    1. Pls I did a change of course in unilag while there Post in utme registration is on, and it has not reflected in the school portal even after the exam has been conducted. Does that mean the change was not effective. Pls reply

    2. Check you CAPS to see if the change reflect. If it does, it means it has reflected.

      If otherwise, it means it has not.

  4. I did change of course in Fuoye from medical laboratory science to physiology but that after the post utme has closed. The changing of course reflected on jamb caps but it didn't reflect on my school portal.
    I did it today

  5. Please sir, I did change of course for months now it's not reflecting on the school portal, but it's showing on my jamb caps. I've waited and purchased the post utme form, I've done reprinting my exam is next week yet the old course is still showing..
    Should I proceed with the exam?


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