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HOW TO UPGRADE, CONVERT OR CHANGE JAMB UTME TO DIRECT ENTRY (DE)

It seems every DE applicant is now convinced that they won’t be able to register both DE and UTME together for the same admission year. With that, they now look up to the upgrading of their UTME applications to DE. But how do you do that?
   
Let me break things down.

Are you aware that because JAMB has discontinued allowing candidates to register for UTME and Direct Entry in the same year, the body has given another opportunity – which is called the upgrade of UTME to DE?

If no, there you have it. And see things clearly below.

Officially, JAMB has warned prospective admission seekers to avoid obtaining the two forms together. Hence, if you think you want to take advantage of both UTME and DE, you can just upgrade. However, the upgrading is only allowed for those who had already registered for UTME and at the same time already had ND, NCE, HND, BSC, RN or RM, IJMB, JUPEB, etc. See the differences among these qualifications.

If you want to try your luck with Direct Entry through the upgrading, you’ve agreed to forgo the UTME admission and chase DE admission instead.

If you’re satisfied with that condition, below is the step by step guide to upgrading your UTME application to DE. 

Before then, let get some things rightly.

Do I have to Register for UTME and Upgrade it Immediately?

No.

Under normal circumstances, you are to firstly write UTME and see your result. If the result is fine enough to compete for the admission of your proposed school and course through UTME, there may not be the need to upgrade.

If however, things are not fine, you may take advantage of upgrading if you're qualified - that is you. 

Also, even if you register UTME without sitting for the exams, you can still upgrade to DE.

Do I have to Obtain DE form After UTME Result?

No.

As a matter of fact, JAMB UTME and DE form will close the same date. Hence, people register for UTME and DE at the same time (within the same grace period).

If you want to upgrade, you don’t need to obtain DE form again (as it must have closed the same time as UTME). What you need to do is to walk into any nearest JAMB office and request for UTME to DE upgrading registration.

Can I Do Upgrading at Café and CBT Centre?

No.

Only JAMB offices are currently allowed to upgrade JAMB UTME to Direct Entry for applicants.

Candidates are expected to visit the JAMB branch him/herself with evidence of his/her UTME registration and UTME result (if available). He/she should be able to give genuine reason(s) for the upgrade. You will be asked!

If convinced, the officials will upgrade for you. And it's free.

Will I be able to Upgrade If I Register UTME but Didn’t Write the Exams?

Yes. I'd mentioned this earlier.

It’s possible that you registered for UTME but didn’t write the exams.

Fine, to qualify for DE registration, you’re already a holder of NCE, ND, HND, Bsc, RN, etc. So, you may just obtain the UTME form but then later change your mind.

If that happens, you can just go ahead and upgrade it to Direct entry – which you’re, of course, qualified for.

The answer is YES.

You don’t necessarily have to write UTME before you can convert that to DE. What matters is to have an existing UTME account (for the year).

If I Convert, Will I Still be Offered Admission through UTME?

No.

I’ve said that, once you convert UTME to DE, you’ve just waved bye to the UTME admission and ready to focus on Direct Entry instead.

If you're not totally convinced of what you want to do, you may still retain your UTME application and forget about upgrading.

Procedures to Follow to Upgrade UTME to DE

Follow the following steps to upgrade UTME to DE:
  1. Visit any JAMB office closer to you with your UTME registration slip/result, ND/NCE/JUPEB/IJMB/HND/Bsc result/certificate.
  2. You can only take step one after booking appoint as lately required of candidates
  3. To book an appointment, dial *55019# and follow the prompted instructions secure date and time to visit a JAMB office around. See more on this here.
  4. Tell them you’ve come for UTME to DE upgrading
  5. After an interaction, they will effect this change for you FREE.

Henceforth, your admission and profile will be for Direct Entry instead of UTME.

Best of luck!

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93 comments:

  1. I mistakenly purchase utme form instead of de can I upgrade to de even if I didn't sit for utme

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    1. If a CBT centre has not activated it for registration, you can contact where you bought the PIN for swapping. They can do it. But if it has been entered for registration before you noticed the mix-up, you will have to buy another form using a different phone to get profile code and a different email.

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  2. can jamb regularization hinder me from uploading my result during result screening?

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  3. Pls sir.....is there anything wrong with arrangement of my name.....I used Adeniyi adewole olusegun in waec,while Adeniyi Olusegun Adewole in jamb...And I want to know maybe it will affect my admission programs.

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    1. Something is wrong. Yet I don't think it will affect your admission since it was not your surname that was affected.

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  4. Plz sir, I register for utme instead of DE now av write the exam and I want to convert it back 2 DE, most I have to visit jamb office b4 I can do that or can I visit the center I register for the utme..... And sir plz when is the best time for me to do it sir

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    1. You use JAMB office only. You can do it right away

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  5. Do dey need jamb number for d upgrade cause i dont hv jamb numberr for my nce it was theough pre nce

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    1. No. You will need your JAMB email and the password the profile. You may also need your JAMB profile code.

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    2. Hello sir,is upgrade of jamb to D.E stii going on,please I need answer.

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    3. Yes. It doesn't close till the end of admission year.

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  6. Do I need to do jamb regularization before upgrading my jamb?

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  7. Sir pls which time are we going to start converting our jamb to direct entry

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    1. As soon as JAMB offices open nationwide. Wait until federal government allows government offices to open for activities.

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  8. Sir,can they allow the conversion,becaubec I see that very soon another jamb form may probably comes out

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    1. They will still allow conversion for the 2020/2021.

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  9. Please how can I upgrade my jamb to direct entry

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  10. Who are those that need to do jamb regularization

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  11. Thanks a lot sir,now that jamb offices are opening can we go ahead for the conversion?

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  12. Please sir i went to jamb office for upgrade to DE but they told me to book an appointment using *55019# but once i get to my state it doesn't go past their. What can I do?

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    1. Keep trying. it could be temporary network issue.

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  13. Until now we have not see anybody that have done his/her own

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  14. How much is the upgrading please?

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  15. Pls sir have jamb started upgrading of utme to D E,2020/2021. I really need ur really.tnks

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  16. Same question, and please sir as the office start opening. I want know plz bcuz am in Zaria and the office is in kaduna so I want to know of dey av start opening so that I will go and do the conversation sir plz we need your reply thank

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    1. Yes they have. But for now, you must book appointment before visiting any JAMB office. Check the procedures to book an appointment through the link below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2020/07/how-to-book-appointment-with-jamb-and.html?m=1

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    2. Sir can I use awaiting result for my upgrading

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  17. Has anybody do his own conversion?

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    1. Yes I did mind but my details are not in the school details

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    2. Check back from time to time. Most schools will their applications on or reopening until all O'level results are out.

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  18. Pls Sir I need ur help I convert utme to DE but my details are not in the school

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    1. It may take a few days or weeks to get your details to the university. Kindly check back. It should be temporary.

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    2. The problem is that, the is going to close screening by 6 of August 2020.So how can I now.

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    3. I did mind this the third week but the details are not been displayed on the school portal

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  19. I'm still waiting but off to now the details are not displaying this fourth weeks nown

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  20. Pls sir u people should help me let my details displayed on the school portal pls so that I can go ahead and do the screening before the closing date

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  21. Pls I people should help me let my details on the school portal so that I can go ahead and do the screening before the closing date

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  22. Goodevening, pls I want you to put me Tru:
    I applied for jamb 2015 by 2016 I was given admission to a polytechnic school, the admission was not given to me by jamb, so by 2018 I finished by OND. I applied for DE this year, can I still upgrade or should I go ahead with the direct entry.

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  23. Evening sir, I registered for UTME and I'll also be sitting for JUPEB exam next month. Prior to the time JUPEB result will be out, let's say October ending, will I still be able to upgrade by then? Because I'll love to weigh both results.

    And as of now, UNILORIN has started it's Post UTME registration

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    1. Yes you can upgrade anytime later. All that matters is to choose a school who post DE has not passed or closed.

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  24. Mind case is off to now my details are not displaying on the school please what's should I do because the school will close the screening

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    1. Don't worry it will reflect in time - before the closing date. And the school may soon extend the sales of the form as well.

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  25. Please can I upgrade my jamb to DE after I finish writing my jupeb exam

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  26. The school is going to close screening by Thursday and details didn't not reflect on the school portal

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    1. Don't worry. It will reflect or or before that day. If it doesn't, the school is likely to extend the closing date.

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  27. Please can I have your phone number to have a private chat with you

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  28. I did the conversation but it's still on the utme during my screening

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    1. Give it time to reflect or check if your school has made provision for conversion students registration on their website.

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  29. Sir when I booked my utme to d,e can I get admission in this year 2020/2021

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  30. Sir
    Can I upgrade my results using awaiting results
    Cos jupeb exam has not stated. And schools are alreading selling there post utme

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    1. Yes, you can. All you need is your JAMB UTME form to upgrade to DE. As soon as your A'level result is out, upload it also to JAMB portal.

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  31. Good day sir, I did my regularization since 2 of February 2020 but up to date I haven't seen any messages and I wanted to covert my utme to d.e i hope it won't affect my admission or my final years

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    1. You can still upgrade UTME to DE while your regularization is pending.

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  32. Please I've done my conversation of UTME to DE since July 22 till date I've not been able to register for UNILORIN post utme for more than a month now anytime I enter my reg number it do say invalid registration number but anytime I input my previous reg number it do bring my utme deatail , what should I do Sir.....and sir they didn't request for my regularisation number during the conversion

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    1. You don't need regularization number for the conversion. All you need is JAMB UTME and your A'level qualifications (e.g NCE, ND, JUPEB, IJMB etc). You have to wait for things to work between schools and JAMB. The delay is due to COVID-19. Just keep checking for possible updates for conversion students on the school portal.

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  33. Good day sir, I want to covert my result to de and obtain my school screening form which is out and will be closing this September ending. And I have gone to the jamb office twice now but all they tell me is on lockdown and I have to convert it before the screening form closes sir, what will I do sir,pls I need this urgently and my location is Lagos.

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    1. Conversion is strictly done at JAMB offices nationwide after you might have book appointment. If one branch is on lockdown, you can book appoint with another.

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  34. Hello, I converted Utme to DE form already and i did data correction for the A'level qualifications and when they wanted to print out the slip for me it is still bringing out the utme form details that have converted and am not being able to upload my O'level results, what can i do?

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    1. What was the explanation give to you by the erson who attened to you?

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  35. Hello sir. I have already applied to a university with UTME. Is it still possible to convert to DE?

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    1. Yes you can still convert. However, you have to forget the admission you're chasing with UTME.

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  36. Please I upgraded my utme to de but its not reflecting on my portal. Please what can I do

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    1. It will take some days or weeks. You don't have to worry as long as the post DE form of the university is still on sales. It will reflect before the closing date.

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  37. Is it possible for me to upgrade my UTME to d.e after writing my putme since I don't have my d.e result yet

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    1. It's possible. As long as the university allows you to use awaiting result, you're good to go. If otherwise, it means it's not possible.

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  38. please if i want to change my GCE A level to NCE is there any payment required

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    1. I don't think there is anything like changing GCE to NCE. Clarify if I'm wrong.

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  39. Sir I just converted to de today, it hasn't reflected, and the school I applied will close sales on the 14th of this month, what do I do

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    1. Hopefully, it will reflect or or before the last day. Don't panic.

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  40. Please sir,i Will like to use my hnd for DE. Do i i have to write jamb?

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    1. No. You just obtain the DE form. Read more through the link below
      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/03/do-direct-entry-de-applicants-have-to.html

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  41. Please sir, is there a dead line to the upgrade of the jamb profile to DE

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    1. Actually not specific date. What matters is to change to a university who post DE is till on sales or yet to be out in the first place.

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  42. Sir, I did conversation from UTME to DE, and am still unable to access the school portal to purchase d screening form and it's closing on 14th
    Or is it required for me to do regularization b4 it will reflect??

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  43. Sir can I upgrade my 2019 jamb to de after I have been given admission into the university?

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    1. No. You can only upgrade the same year JAMB for the Direct entry of that very year.

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  44. Please sir can I talk to u ? Please ! !

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    1. Yes. You can drop your message here or use the contact form.

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    2. Sir if you have registered already for post utme like school post utme not jamb utme can you still upgrade to DE there by neglecting the post utme

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    3. You can still upgrade. But once that is done, you've cancelled 9discountinue with) your UTME and post UTME automatically.

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