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Is It Possible To Change Institution After Already Admitted?

You Can Still Change Institution After Being Offered Admission
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A few candidates will want to change their institutions after already being admitted by some institutions. Here is the picture.

An admitted candidate to a school decides not to go to that institution, for any reason known to him. Then, he wants to change to another institution that he truly and really wants. Now, he wants to know if this is possible for him or not.

A situation like this can be very rare, yet it is possible. You may not even be on this page if you're not a victim or you have someone who is in the situation right now.

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First, let's look at a few situations that might lead to considering changing from a school that had already offered you a course to another you're just hoping for.

  1. The school that admitted you were none of your choices. Of course, this is possible. Candidates chose 4 institutions during the UTME registration and even wrote or partook in the post-UTME exercises of those chosen schools. However, a different institution offered him admission. This situation was well addressed in my post, "Given Admission by A School You Didn't Choose? See Why and What To Do".
  2. You've got the offer before someone assured you of admission into another. This is pretty common too. A candidate has been offered admission by an institution before a brother, professor or lecturer got back that he would help into another university.
  3. You'd rushed to change the institution to the university or polytechnic that offered you admission before the former school gave you admission too. This is another rear situation but it's possible. I discussed this in, "After Changing Institution, Can The Previous School Offer Admission?"
  4. You got admitted and you later changed your mind because of the course, school fee, security or the location of the school. This is not uncommon as well.

Whatever the situation, what matters here is you had been admitted, yet you want to consider the change of institution and you don't know if it's possible or how to go around this.

You Can Still Change Institution After Being Offered Admission

Yes, it's possible. But not in all situations.

There are things to know before you start throwing yourself into the air.

1. Change of Institutions on the JAMB Portal

It is possible to change the institution directly on the JAMB portal if you have not accepted admission on JAMB CAPS. In other words, after being offered admission by JAMB, you'll be opened to options to Accept or Reject. If you haven't accepted the offer, you're so lucky and you can just change institutions right away. In other words, it'll be better to choose to Reject if you want to change to another school. See What JAMB and Schools Do When You Reject Admission on CAPS.

If you'd accepted the offer before a change of mind, your situation is a bit complicated. You will need to visit the school that offered you admission (the one you're changing from) and asks for a rejection of the admission letter from the admission office. After this, you will submit a copy to the JAMB office and the new school that's ready to offer you space. After the official conclusion among the former school, the new school, and JAMB, you'll be allowed to change institutions and be offered admission by the new school.

2. Change of Institution Through Transfer Admission

If the number one option will not work or get too complicated, especially if you've already accepted the offer, you may go for Admission by Transfer.

With this, you may need to spend your first year at the institution you're changing from before you can go for this option. Processing this is only possible for a few universities out there. You can be lucky with UNILORIN, ABU, UNN, UNIOSUN, LAUTECH, etc.

Transfer admission allows an undergraduate student of a university to move from his or her present university to another. For example, a 200-level student of Ladoke Akintola University may seek transfer admission to the University of Ilorin.


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63 comments:

  1. Please I did change of institution when a polythecnic offered so I won't miss any chance. Can I still change it back to the university??

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    1. If you've accepted the polytechnic admission on the JAMB CAPS, NO.

      JAMB can't offer you admission form two schools. 👇

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/07/can-jamb-caps-give-admission-from-two.html

      And you may not be able to reject the admission form the polytechnic after being accepted.👇

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2021/02/can-i-reject-admission-after-accepting.html

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  2. Before i was offered admission I had done a change of institution already and now jamb is asking me to change it back before printing my admission letter which I tried doing but it's not working. How do I go about it please

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    1. You can still do change of institution/course for three times. Use the service of an accredited CBT center or JMAB office.

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  3. I was offered another course in my transfer approval and I accepted it but my caps is still showing my old course and I have not been admitted

    The thing is that now, I want to change my Institution and course,is it possible as it stands now

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    1. If transferred, the next thing is to accept and change to the course on the JAMB portal. That's the only when your school can offer you the admission finally.

      With the look of things, you have not changed to the transferred course.

      If by now, you still want to change to another school, you can. That will cancel the possibility of being offered the last admission again.

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  4. I applied for an institution, another institution offered me admission. If i open the data page all i see is the new institution name, telling me to accept or reject. I clicked accept, it will show green and say recorded and that's all, if i leave the page and come back to it, it will still say accept or reject . Kindly help please am tired , i dont understand again

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  5. What will I do after mistakenly accepting my admission on caps

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  6. I accepted admission from the previous after doing change of institution please is it possible to change it back to the previous school

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    1. Read the post below for better explanation.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/08/after-changing-institution-can-previous.html


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  7. After accepting admission mistakenly,did Change of course to another school but on my caps it still showing congratulations of what I previously accepted hope it won't affect the new institution if they want to admit me

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    1. JAMB won't give a candidate two admissions the same year.

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  8. It's possible to do change of curse after a mistake of accepting admission from faculty of education then decide to change it to any management curse, will it still work sir

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  9. I'm currently a fresher and a student of Eksu studying computer Science but my dream is to study computer science in OAU... Is there a way to do transfer from Eksu to OAU?
    Can you please tell me all the possible ways I can make it our sir?
    Would appreciate it

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    1. It's nearly impossible. Most federal universities may not accept transfer from state universities. But it's possible if you have the right connection. Read more through the link below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/02/transfer-admissions-into-universities.html

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    2. Can I change institution to a different one after being admited

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  10. I have be given admission by a school that was in my first choice but not jamb that gave me the admission,then I applied for change of institution because I wanted to put polac as my second choice unfortunately the guy mistakenly change my first choice and put the school I was given admission in my second choice,,I tried changing it back and is saying you cant change to these school,,,and have be given admission in the school,,,pls what will I do pls

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    1. Go to the school to complain. They may subject you to do regularization to do that correction. Sorry about the mess.

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  11. I have changed from BUK to polytechnic so now I have been told to do registration as fast as possible in BUK school of continuing education is there a to get admission in BUK school of continuing education

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    1. I don't you will need JAMB to do registration to BUK school of continuing education.

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  12. If my second choice university gives me admission is it possible to change that second choice university to first choice

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  13. I'm a fresher in OAU and I don't like the course given to me,can I retake jamb and putme to UI without the inter University transfer

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    1. Yes. By next year, you can obtain another JAMB and process a new university.

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    2. Please can I do change of institutions after writing the post utme for the previously choosen school.

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    3. Yes. But once you do change the institution, you should not expect admission form that previous institution again. Read the post below for more.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/08/after-changing-institution-can-previous.html

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  14. Hi sir, I'm a DE applicant. Can I be given admission by a private university I chose for my second choice before change of institution or do I have to do change of institution before I can be admitted

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    1. What usually works is choosing a school as the first choice.

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  15. Hi, sir I'm a 200level student in an institution, I want to transfer to another university but I have no idea on how to go about it, can you help me out?

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    1. Sure. Read the guide to do that below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/02/transfer-admissions-into-universities.html

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  16. Please I want to to change institution but I've already accepted jamb admission to another university

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    1. Read the posts below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/09/can-i-do-change-of-institution-after_30.html

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  17. I gained admission into lautech and I have paid for the admission letter.
    Is it possible for me to do a change of institution?

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    1. You may need to read the post below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/09/can-i-do-change-of-institution-after_30.html

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  18. Please sir I was in a university before but I left to take jamb again, and now I have gotten a new admission in another school but my jamb portal keeps showing the first admission I got before and it's not showing the second one. Please what do I do?

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  19. Good Day Sir can I change my choice of institution after writing JAMB

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    1. Yes. Read the post below about that.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2020/02/can-i-do-jamb-change-of-institution.html

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  20. Was given admission to university of Ilorin and Kwara state polytechnic and I went for Unilorin but later on, unilorin admission was forfeit due to the issue of unacceptable result after payment of acceptance fees which now lead to going for polytechnic and now that I want to do jamb regularization, it the admission of unilorin that's there instead of polytechnic, how will I go about that sir .
    Is it still change of institution?

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    1. If the admission is 2021, you can still do change of institution. If it's earlier than 2021, you will go for regularization. The post below will guide you on the two options.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/06/jamb-regularization-compulsory.html

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

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  21. Can I change my first choice institution after Jamb ???And how will I go about it

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    1. Yes, you can. And the right time to do change of institutions is after JAMB results are out so you can make the right decision. After the results are out, go to the nearest CBT center to make the changes. Read more through the link below.

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

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  22. After accepting an admission offer from a polytechnic, I applied in a university and got admitted.
    Now, I want to reject the polytechnic admission so I can do change of institution to the university on jamb portal and proceed with the university admission but I couldn't find a way. Everyone says its impossible

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    1. It's possible. What you will do now is the correction of admission, popularly called change of admission. You can also call it JAMB regularization. After doing that, JAMB will offer you admission to the university and remove that of the polytechnics. Read more through the link below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/06/jamb-regularization-compulsory.html

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    2. Please sir can this also be done after spending one session in that school

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  23. After I've been given an admission in the university, my parents said I shouldn't attend the university. So can any other university give me admission the following year if I write jamb without attending the university that I was given admission??

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  24. i accepted my first choice of institute but currently in my second choice of institute, please what can i do for me to be able to get my admission letter that show the second institute, and am in my 300 level and if i don't have my jamb admission letter i wont be able to go for my nysc. what should i do to get my admission letter that display this my current second institute, i will be graduating next year 2023 by August. please help me. Please i need urgent reply

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    1. You will do JAMB regularization for correction of admission

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  25. Please I wrote jamb this year and still going to write jupeb for direct entry but I want to secure admission with my jamb if I am admitted can I still change the jamb form to direct entry

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    1. You can only change the JAMB form to DE before you're admitted

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  26. Good day sir, pls 🙏 I want to confirm something concerning payment of school fees.
    If someone failed to make payment of school fee in first semester (100 lvl) but willing to make the payment in the next semester..
    Can school withdraw that person From school?

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  27. Can I change institution after I must have paid acceptance fee to another sch.pls I want to know.

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    1. You can change institution if you're no more interested in the school that gave you admission before

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  28. Pls I need a sure plug that can help me approve my change of institution from waec center

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    1. You don't change course at WACE office, you do that at CBT centre

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  29. I was placed to an institute by the government after applying then got an admission which I haven't downloaded ,so now I want to change the institute to another one due to my circumstances ,will it be possible to do so online?

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    1. If the guide in the post above is applicable to you, just follow the steps there.

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  30. Sir I registered JAMB with a state school, and later got admission to a private school which I just graduated from. During my clearance they asked for a JAMB admission letter, on trying to get the print out it said I need to change institution but my change of institution server is not loading. What can I do?

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    1. You will like go for JAMB regularization. Talk to your school admission office before you start. If given go-ahead. Do that.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/06/jamb-regularization-compulsory.html

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  31. Good day sir please I changed my institution then later applied for post UTMe in PTI, but please am about changing my institution again, will it affect the UTME form I bought 🙏💕🙏💕🙏💕🙏💕🙏💕

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    1. I think for the 2022 admission exercise, you're only allowed to to change ONCE.

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  32. Please sir fpn gave me admission and I paid my acceptance fee through the school admissions portal because the school have not forwarded names on caps and I decided to do change of institution to another school and the institution I changed to have closed their sales of post utme registration and I want to go back to fpn what I do sir

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    1. Good day Mr. Tolani
      I was offered admission to a fed. university 2021/2022 session with UTME. Amidst the strike, I obtained an A' level result (IJMB)
      Can I still upgrade my 2021 UTME to DE to apply for another Uni?

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