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Course Changed by School, Do I Need Change on JAMB?

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At the time when JAMB has warned candidates not to accept admissions not offered on CAPS, some candidates are left with another dilemma.

Candidates offered different courses by their institutions of choice were asking if they would still need to change on the JAMB portal too.

In fact, during the post UTM/screening registrations, a few candidates may change their courses on the school portal. Hence, they have new courses different from what they have on the JAMB portal. Aspirants of the Federal University Oye Ekiti, University of Ilorin, etc are usually likely to be in this situtaion.

Let me break this down a bit.

Let’s say you applied to the University of Ilorin. After some pulling, you were offered another course on the school portal. This course is different from the one on the JAMB portal or the one you intiailly processed for the university. Or, while applying for the post UTME, you didn't meet the cut off mark of the course proposed. Then, you decided to change to the course your mark is suitable for.

The question is, do you need to visit any CBT centre or a JAMB office and change to the same course offered by the institution?

Scenarios Under Normal Circumstances

If a school will offer you a different course other than the one you’d applied for on the JAMB portal, it should be by either of the following:
  1. The institution should instruct you to visit the JAMB portal and make the change of course first. Then after, offer you the course you’d just changed to.
  2. The institution should update the new course they wish to transfer you to on the JAMB CAPS. There, you will have to accept the new course. Then, do the change of course on the board's portal to the newly accepted course.

If any of the above is what your school follows, things have been done well. If otherwise, something was missing.

Cases of Change of Course on the School Portal Only

Some institutions only change courses for candidates on the school portal without following the steps above or without instructing candidates to visit the JAMB portal and effect the same change.

In fact, a candidate has been told not to worry about the change on the JAMB portal.


If you only change the course on the school portal without doing the same on the JAMB portal,  your admission/course is invalid according to JAMB.

Candidates shouldn’t accept admission not offered on CAPS. The only condition CAPS can give you admission is if the course tallies both at the school portal and on the JAMB portal.

Similarly, there is no way you will get the JAMB admission letter for one course and a school admission letter for another. If it happens, you need to correct things before embarking on your studies. It may boomerang!

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55 comments:

  1. I was given my desired course by Jamb and the school gave me another,I accepted both and I was also given admission letters for those different courses. Please how can I correct this before going for registration. Thanks!

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    1. I think you should do change of course to the one given to you by the school so that they can match across the board.

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  2. Sir pls I did pre degree in unilorin so I changed my course from public administration to educational management Because of my cut off mark ..now my problem is that I did not change course on jamb portal sir pls will I still be admitted

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    1. Your course must be the same on both the JAMB and school portal to be admitted. Please attend to that.

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    2. I tried to Buh they already the school already close their portal

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    3. I'm sorry. You should be checking for possible updates if the university will still reopen portal.

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    4. Sir pls I registered agriculture as my choice of course on jamb caps and I have already accepted the admission given to me but on school portal I registered agricultural economies as my course but school is yet to give me admission sir pls wat should I do?

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    5. Wait for the school to give you.

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  3. Please how long will it take after accepting transfer approval to reflect on admission status. And is there anything that may cause delayment??

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  4. I have been giving admission on school portal to study a different course and I can't change on jamb caps
    Can I proceed with the registration and change it later

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    1. Pls sir, my admission letter is carrying plant breeding n seed science n school gave me forestry & wildlife and range management. Am already graduate can I still effect the change in order to be mobilized by NYSC

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    2. Yes. Talk to your school about it. You may need regularization eventually.

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  5. Sir, I did a change of course on jamb portal since year and it hasn't changed on Ilorin portal. Now I have different courses on jamb and Ilorin portal. Do I still have hope of gaining admission?

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    1. There is no way to say that you're safe. You ought to have changed the course on the university's portal when the registration was ongoing. The university instructed you to do that and allowed it.

      The university and JAMB want your course to correspond on both the school and JAMB portal.

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    2. I didn't know I still had to do that. I paid someone to help me do the change of course. I had no idea what I was supposed to do. Sir, is there anything I can do about it now?

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    3. Sir, if the chances of me getting admitted are low, can I still do a change of institution to any other available institution?

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    4. First, wait awhile to see if the university will still release more lists before you change form them. You may still be lucky.

      If after awhile, no good news, look for any other school whose forms are still on and change to.

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    5. Thank you very much sir for your response and I'm really sorry if I might be disturbing. I've just been too troubled by this issue. I couldn't even sleep. What if I change the course back to the initial one on jamb portal so that both can correspond. Will I be safer that way?

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    6. If you meet the cut off mark for the old course, you can change to it back. Otherwise, it's still a waste of money.

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    7. I had 277 in jamb. Initial course was medicine before I changed it to nursing on jamb portal.

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  6. Jamb 2017: I applied for Office technology management which I was given the admission.... I got to the school, due to some reasons I changed my course on the school portal... My jamb admission status is still carrying the old course... Will it affect me during NYSC application??? Can I still change it on the jamb caps???

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    1. You have to speak with the admission office of your school on this matter. You may need to do regularization instead which is the correction of course offer.

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  7. Sir, if I accepted a transfer approval from Pharmacy to Medical Biochemistry, do I still need to do a change of course on jamb portal to Medical Biochemistry before I can be given admission?

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  8. I accepted a transfer approval from Physiotherapy to Biochemistry, is it still possible for me to get admission for Physiotherapy at University of Ilorin? Even if it's through help?

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    1. I don't know of help. If you meet their requirements for the course, they can offer you.

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  9. Sir I did change of course from sociology to English in my school portal since 2017,I want to print my jamb admission letter but it's still carrying sociology not English.sir what can I do

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    1. You have to do JAMB regularization (which will correct the course for you). Then, you can print the letter.

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  10. Hello sir please I applied for computer science in uniportport but today I was sent a message from jamb that uniport wants to transfer me to physics,I accepted the transfer approval.

    But there in the message they said “If you accept the program transfer offer, you will have to perform change of Institution/course to Physics for the Transfer offer to be fully considered”.

    So sir do I still need to do a change of course in a ciber cafe??

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    1. You have to do JMAB change of course. You may use a café, a CBT center or JAMB office.

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    2. But sir I used my phone and i went to my jamb caps under transfer approval there was an Icon to add physics after adding I then accepted physics as my chioce and now in my jamb caps its showing physics and no longer computer science.

      So sir is that what was suppose to be done in the cafe do I still need to go there?

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    3. What I know is that once, you're transferred, you're expected to do the change of course on the JAMB portal.

      If need further help, send a message to JAMB

      https://support.jamb.gov.ng/candidate-support/create-general-ticket

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    4. OK thank you sir

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  11. Pamilerin
    4 May 2021 at 12:23
    I accepted a transfer approval from chemical engineering to statistic education and I have done the change of course in jamb office but is not reflecting on my school portal
    Jamb have given me admission but the school portal is showing me chemical engineering
    Why the admission status is showing me progress
    Is it that the school will give me chemical engineering or I have some work to be done

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  12. I was given the course I applied for by the school and jamb has giving me admission letter for it but the school eventually changed my course but now my admission letter is still carrying the former course
    I visited the school ict for regularization but they told me to leave it
    Please is it okay?

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  13. Sir I changed course on jamb portal and also to a different one on school portal and it is said that we can only change course once on the jamb portal but I want to do the one the school gave me please what do I do

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    1. You can change courses three times on the JAMB portal

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  14. My Jamb score is 197, which I applied Med Lab science. Then I was sure I wouldn't gonna get admitted, so I did Change of Course to Crop Science. But before doing change of course, I had already applied for Supplementary form in which I still chose the Med Lab Science. Now JAMB has given me Admission for Crop Science and the school I applied for is telling me to change my course to Animal Science and Fisheries. Which one do I go for now.

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    1. What I know is that the course given by JAMB must align with the one by the school. Try to show your admission with JAMB to the school first.

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  15. Hello Sir I was Given Mechanical Engineering in 2014 by Jamb and the school but I changed to Urban and Regional Planning due to some issues. The school has Given their admission letter of my new course but I don't have jamb Admission letter. Can I go to Jamb Site and do Change of Course myself?

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    1. You will do JAMB regularization.

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

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  16. Sir I was considered for admission into a different course from the one I applied for,i was asked to login my jamb portal then to transfer approval to accept the new course but it haven't reflected on my jamb portal (transfer approval), they is nothing to accept on my transfer approval
    Sir this have been happening for over three weeks now
    Please sir what can I do

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    1. May be the school has not transferred you. If they have, it should be there.

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  17. Good day sir
    Jamb 2016, I applied for Civil engineering unilorin but was given Foob and bio process engineering both on jamb and the schools portal, along the line I was moved back to civil engineering by the school, now I'm in my finals and I discovered I'm still having food and bio process engineering on my jamb portal and civil engineering on my school portal. What should I do please?

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    1. You will do JAMB regularization.

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

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  18. Sir I was considered for admission into a different course but it haven't reflected on my jamb portal so I did a change of course to the course the school gave me
    Did I take a right step?

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  19. Sir I was considered for admission into a different course and was asked to go transfer approval and accept offer but my transfer approval keep showing no program transfer consideration
    Sir this have been happening for a month now
    What should I do

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    1. The fault is form the school. If the school truly transfers you, it should be their under your CAPS. Kindly go to the person guiding you and show to him that no transfer is in CAPS. They may look into things.

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    2. Sir but can I go on with registration?

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  20. Sir i score 223 in jamb I want to study nursing is it possible??

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    1. Yes, but you have to try only private or very less competitive state universities. Most federal universities will demand higher marks

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