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JAMB Transfer Approval: Check, Accept and Next Steps

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Let’s talk about the JAMB transfer of admission.

Just now that admission in progress, some schools are transferring their candidates from certain courses to others. Institutions are transferring candidates from the original courses of choice to the ones qualified for or the one available/less competitive.

In order to do this, institutions will firstly contact JAMB with the list of the affected candidates and request the body to place them under transfer of admission on the JAMB CAPS.

After this, candidates are usually contacted through SMS to inform them that their intending institutions had resolved to offer them admissions but to other courses entirely. Hence, they are required to check for the new course on CAPS and accept it.

Transfer of Admission is Different From Admission Offered on CAPS

Don’t be confused. If you’re offered your intended course, you will accept it on CAPS still. However, if you’re offered another course, it will require you to accept that under “Transfer Approval Link” on CAPS before you can you later accept it under “Admission Status Link”.

Let me break that down a bit.

Admission Status Link in CAPS gives you access to accept the final course offered. While Transfer Approval Link gives you access to accept the new course offered instead of your original course.

Hence, if your school doesn’t change your course, you will only need Admssision Status Link only. If they change it, you’ll need Transfer Approval first. Then, you will later accept also through Admission Status Link. Though, that may be a couple of days after you’ve accepted the transfer.

A Case Study of Transfer of Admission

Let’s see a complaint by a parent of a transferred applicant to another course.

l received a text message on my phone, stating UNILORIN wanted to transfer my daughter to study another course. We were asked to either accept or reject the course. On logging into JAMB CAPS with her details, the admission status still shows not admitted. Why this?

The parent has taken to official JAMB Twitter page to ask this question. So what has he done wrong?

He obviously did not use the Transfer Approval link. He was using Admission Status Link.

Admission Status link will keep saying “Not Admitted” until one accepts it first under transfer approval link and later under Admission status link in the Access my CAPS.

If he accepts rightly, the admission process for the new course will immediately start and later reflect under Admission Status. There, he will accept or reject finally.

This is why the handler asked,

Did you accept it? If yes, then the process of our Admission should be ongoing.

How to Accept The Newly Offered Course on Transfer

  1. Visit JAMB profile/CAPS
  2. Locate the link for Transfer Approval. Click that and it will show the new course and accept and reject buttons
  3. Accept and log out.
  4. Return to your CAPS from time to time to be check Admission Status Link (not the button outside). When offered the course finally, you will be able to see it and accept it there too. 

See the screenshots below for the stages to follow in the JAMB transfer of admission and its approval.

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Do I have to Do Change of Course to the New Course?

After accepting the new course on Transfer Approval, candidates will have to wait for the school and course to appear under Admission Status Link.

However, it's advisable you also do JAMB change of course to the new course. This is the only way JAMB will make your new course to appear under admission status.

Conclusion

If you've received a message to accept another course you're transferred to. You will need to visit your CAPS, follow the quick guide above to accept it. Then, wait for your real admission status which must be accepted too. This is not going to be immediately though. You may need to wait a few days or weeks. To make things faster, change the course on JAMB change of institutions/courses portal as well.

105 comments:

  1. After accepting the new course, do I need to do change of course or not?

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    1. You have to change to the new course.

      You may need to wait awhile for the school to finally give you the new course before you change. Yet, you will need to do that eventually.

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  2. My course was changed to a new one but my admission status is still showing not admitted. Is there anything I need to do. And about the change of course is it after I have been admitted that I would be able to do it or should I do now that it is still showing not admitted

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    1. Read the post again Your question has been answered in the post.

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  3. Do transfer approval has expiry date... it took me close a month before accepting due to oerperso reasons...... can I still be considered...???is gaining admission 100percent

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    1. No it doesn't expire. No 100% assurance. You're more likely to be offered the course.

      Read the post again to know steps to take after accepting transfer.

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  4. But mine after accepting transfer approval it has changed under my admission status
    Do I still need to do change of course
    I just did mine yesterday after one month they have send because I just noticed it
    Unilorin

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    1. Yes, you must do the change of course to the new course given and accepted.

      This will make things align across the board.

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  5. After accepting the transfer approval.it has changed under my admission status but still not admitted.pls what else do I need to do?

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    1. Make sure you do change of course to the new course. After a few days, it should change to ADMITTED.

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  6. After accepting the transfer approval.it has changed under my admission status but still not admitted.pls what else do I need to do?

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  7. i ignorantly rejected my transfer approval,i want to know; will there be any admission for me again?.
    does it mean i have rejected admission entirely?. please i wan to know.

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    1. Sorry about your situation.

      You have just rejected this year admission, you may need to write another UTME and wait for admission next year. The school rejected won't offer you admission again.

      However, if there is another school you have hope with, they may offer you admission instead. This is, of course, very rare.

      Accept my sincere pity.

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  8. I can't see the accept or reject button on the transfer approval help me out

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    1. You won't see that unless a school has decided to transfer you to another course. It's not a general offer. It's only for a few candidates schools wish to offer different courses.

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  9. Please my school of choice has offered me admission and jamb still says admission in progress,what could be causing the delay

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    1. The delay is from the school. The school has not completed the process on JAMB CAPS. Just wait awhile. It will change sooner or later.

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  10. Thanks! A situation where transfer approval is accepted and reflecting, is a change of course still necessary. Especially when the admission status says in progress.

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  11. Please i need help i have accepted my transfer approval for almost two weeks now, though the new course has reflected on my admission status but it is still showing not admitted and i want to do change of course after i might have accepted the admission to enable me print my admission letter.
    So is there anything wrong with my decision???

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    1. After accepting the transfer, kindly do change of course on JAMB portal to hasten things.

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  12. Please I was being transferred to another course and I accepted it,now is showing the new course and school but still showing not admitted for almost two weeks now

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  13. I accepted the first admission I was given but I don't like it can it be changed even I gave accepted the fist one

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    1. After accepting the admission on CAPS, it's difficult to reject again. In that case, you have to visit the school that you accepted earlier and request rejection of admission letter. You will take this to the JAMB office to effect your change of mind.

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  14. Please sir I accepted my course transfer after 4 days and did change of course is it right. Because of the time I wasted.

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    1. No need to panic. You will be offered admission on CAPS sooner.

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  15. Can one do the change of course after having being admitted on the admission status link or without the change of course someone can't be admitted on the admission status link

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  16. i saw transfer approval late on my jamb portal and i have accepted it and did change of course immediately.I late read that transfer approval should be accepted within a that it was created under unilorin.i am worried because the school giving the tranfer is unilorin

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    1. Be on the lookout. You will will be offered admission eventually and sooner.

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    2. it was stated on unilorin that tranfer approval should be accepted within a week that it was created.does it mean transfer approval has expiry date in unilorin?

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  17. it there expiry date for unilorin transfer approval

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  18. I have read of many candidate saying they had been offered admission ontheir school portal.Please how can one access this portal? Thanks.

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    1. Ok.

      Check the link below for the guide.
      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/10/how-to-check-admission-stutuon-jamb-and.html

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  19. how many days or week will it take to get admission after transfer approval has been accepted and change of has been done on jamb caps?

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    1. It may take just a day or few weeks. No specific number.

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  20. On caps.jamb offered me transfer of course...it was stated there ,the new course the Institution offer me..but Instead of seeing accept or reget...it was showing candidates request pending. Pls wat should I do

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    1. Change your browser view to desktop instead of mobile view. If you don't get that, use a laptop or desktop computer to access the page. It will show accept and reject.

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  21. Please do I use my mobile phone or do I go to a CBT center to accept my transfer approval??

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  22. Pls must i apply for change of course after accepting the transfer approval of the course the school gave to me? Or i should just wait till my admission status changes to admitted. Because mine is still showing not admitted.

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    1. You should change to the transferred course to hasten things.

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  23. My own is showing candidate pending in the transfer approval instead of accept or reject

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    1. It's your phone that is hiding the option to accept or reject. Check the setting to desktop view or use a computer to check.

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  24. Am worried,My school of choice as given me admission morethan month now but,my jamb cap still showing Not admitted.any hope?

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    1. Your school may be delaying your admission for any reason or you are yet to changed to the course they transferred you to.

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  25. I mistakenly rejected my transfer approval for Unilag how can I reverse it?

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  26. Sorry can i do change of course while awaiting to be admitted on my new course on CAPS

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  27. I don't have any access to transfer approval on my caps what's wrong?

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    1. Maybe you're doing things wrongly. Or you're not even transferred? How do you know you're transferred if you don't have access to it?

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  28. Pls I mistakenly accepted the transfer , is there anyway I can reverse it ???????

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  29. Pls i accepted the transfer approval on jamb caps what is my fate

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    1. Make sure you do change of course to the new course. After a few days, it should change to ADMITTED.

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  30. Please I accepted the transfer approval for two weeks now it's still not admitted according to your reply, if I do not do change of course have lost the admission?

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  31. Pls I accepted my transfer Approval three weeks ago and it changed to admission in progress but I have not change my course
    Pls what do I need to do

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    1. You need to change to the new course. Then, start waiting for your status to change to ADMITTED.

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  32. pls i just accepted my transfer approval today. Do i need to do change of course immediately or wait till my status changes to ADMITTED.

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    1. Yes, you have to changed to new new course first.

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  33. Please, if I accept the transfer approval, can the school still give me my original course?

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    1. No. They will give you new newly accepted course.

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  34. Please, if I don't accept the transfer, can the school still give me admission?

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  35. I was given transfer at eksu on the 15th of December.... I didn't accept yet so not to give up my preferred choice, when it was getting late around 15th of January I accepted it... It changed to the course on my admission status link but still showing not admitted, also school portal as not admitted me even after I accepted... What do I do and is it too late???(p.s I have not done change of course)

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    1. Make sure do change of course to the new course first. Then, you can expect admission finally.

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  36. Pls have accepted my transfer approvel have also done change of course the new course have reflected but till showing not admitted on my admission status
    and also on the school portal

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  37. Please I have applied for change of course from my old course to the new course after accepting my transfer approval... It's now showing admitted, so I tried to print admission letter which I made payment for it but still can't print it because my change of course payment I made is still showing pending hasn't been approved.... So I'm just so confused.. What should I do so I can print both my admission letter and change of course...thanks as I await ur reply.

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    1. I will advise you use the service of a professional cyber cafe. You might be doing something wrongly.

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  38. I recently accepted my transfer approval,am still waiting to be admitted while lecture is going on already, can I go for the lecture while still waiting for admission

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    1. First, change to the course you're transferred to on the JAMB portal. Then, start expecting the school to offer you admission. Without changing the course, don't expect admission.

      You can go for lectures if your school allows that.

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  39. Have accepted the transfer approval on jamb from UI is going to a month now my admission status is saying admission not yet given.Sir what is my date???

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    1. First, do change of course on the JAMB portal before expecting admission.

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  40. A message was sent to me today from jamb that I should accept/reject a course transfer. But after I logged in to my CAPS. I click the transfer approval button truly it was shown both new and old course I was transferred to but no button to accept or reject. Pls how will I go about this... Just receive mssg this afternoon and the transfer is just created this afternoon also

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    1. You're possibly using a mobile phone to check the transfer approval. The mobile view will not show everything. Hence, the option to accept or reject is hiding. Kindly use a computer to check it or change your mobile browser to desktop view before checking on phone.

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    2. Thanks, The mobile browser is already in desktop view but I will try using computer soon. Please am scared is there any related issue like this before , for the buttons not to show

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  41. Why is transfer approval taking so long, I have accepted for almost a month and have also done change of course but still not admitted. What else am I to do.

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    1. May be you've not done JAMB change of course to the new course you're transferred to.

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    2. The you have to wait awhile more. Most schools are still offering admissions till date. You can as well visit your school admission office to know if the problem is from their end. They will explain.

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  42. Sir I have accepted the course I was transfered to and also I have done a change of course is it necessary for the course to reflect on the school's portal

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    1. No need to reflect on the school portal. If your school wishes it to reflect, it will. If not, once it's on the JAMB portal, your admission is still genuine and correct.

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  43. Evening sir...my problem is that i did mathematics/Economics in my NCE day and i applied for Economics Education for my direct entry and i was transfer by the institution to Study social studies Education....can i accept it bcoz i think it not relevant with my nce course.

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    1. You can accept it. In fact, you should. It relates.

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  44. Good morning sir.
    My institution change my course from accountancy to marketing.I have accepted it in my transfer approval since last year December but my admission status has not changed.Still showing 'Not admitted'.

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    1. You have to do JAMB change of course to Marketing after the acceptance of the transfer. It's after that you should be expecting the admission proper.

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  45. In the transfer approval they said if you reject you will remain in the preferred course...what those that mean?...and why will they remove me if I reject , instead of remaining in the preferred course?

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    1. Once transferred, it meant your school didn't want to give you the present course. If you reject, it means you don't want any admission again from the school. I covered this in detail in the post below. https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/09/what-jamb-and-schools-do-when-you.html

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  46. Same here, I'm so worried because lectures have started

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    1. It doesn't matter. Some students will resume lectures even after tests.

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  47. Good day admin,
    I'm an aspirant of atbu Bauchi MBBs,
    Around November last year before the offer provisional admission by Jamb,
    The school invited us for a physical screening exercise during which my course was changed to biochemistry by the school.
    Fast forward to mid february I received a notification from jamb to log onto my caps to accept transfer to another course,
    I did that and I saw an entirely different course from what the school initially gave me, "Animal Production"
    I rejected it because i passed both the jamb and school cut off mark substantially and i do not intend to study animal production,
    few weeks later i noticed i was offered my preferred course on my jamb caps which i have accepted and confirmed my name on the jamb matriculation list for the course MBBs, any advise on the authenticity of this admission and or on how to resolve this issue?

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    1. First, I congratulate you on your admission for your most preferred course. I want to reassure you that the admission for MBBs is very valid. Kindly print your JAMB admission letters and original JAMB result. When the school resumes, proceed for your acceptance and studies.

      The university, for any reason, was only trying to lure you into another course. Thank God you didn't accept it. JAMB has noticed you merit the admission for MBBs. That's why they forced the university to give you the course your originally wanted and deserved.

      Best of luck! We need to celebrate this!

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  48. Hello sir. I accepted the course approval approval for jamb 2019 and right now change of course is on hold currently but am yet to be given admission on the admission status.
    What can I do about that sir?

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    1. Change of of course is not on hold. You can still do the change of institutions if you wan to to.

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  49. Good day sir, please after accepting the course transfer approval, apart from my registration number, will all my details (date of birth, course, school etc) on caps be empty? Am so worried.

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  50. Yes, it's possible. And those spaces may be updated automatically later.

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  51. Good day sir, my school gave me admission, I've started going to school,paid fees etc but I just recently heard of course transfer approval and mistakenly rejected it on my caps. Please whats likely going to happen

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    1. I will advise you visit your school admission office for the next possible steps.

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  52. Good day sir, my school gave me admission since last year but I did see any thing in my Cap but but saw some courses in my Transfer Approval but could not accept it due to the fact there was no accept button but I checked I didn't see it again

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    1. There was always the accept button on the portal. You didn't see it because you didn't use a computer or you didn't know how to set your mobile page to desktop view. With your present situation, kindly talk to your school admission office for the next possible steps.

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