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Can I Do JAMB Change of Institution Before Exams/Result?

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Every admission seeker should, by now, understand that when you make mistakes in the choices of courses or institutions in UTME/DE, what you have to do is effect the changes on the JAMB portal.

However, the norm is that candidates usually wait until JAMB releases the results of UTME or after the exams before they start making changes to institutions and courses.

Is it possible to change before sitting for or writing your exams? Must candidates wait till the results are resealed before they can change?

These questions and a few related others will be answered in this post.

Candidates Are Allowed To Change Institutions/Courses Before the Exams/Results

Officially, you’re allowed to change things/data on the JAMB portal days after you complete your registration. You don’t have to wait till you write JAMB or see your result.

This question was officially addressed when a candidate asked.
I mistakenly filled in a school that doesn’t match my result can I change the school because I’ve registered since 3 weeks ago?

The answer was straight to the point. 

How to Change Institution/Courses Yourself or at CafΓ©

A question that may come to your mind is where and how can you change your choice?

  1. You can do that yourself. This post is a complete guide to changing things all on your phone or computer.
  2. You can also use the service of a professional cafΓ© or CBT centres. They’re both allowed to change institutions and courses. Cafes are just not allowed to handle UTME/DE registrations.

You May Need to Wait Until Your Result is Out

Listen, you may be eager to change your choices if you find out you’ve done things wrongly. However, experiences had shown that it’s advisable for candidates to wait, write the exams and see their results first.


  1. One, you can change institutions even after the results and that will not affect your admission as no school will be aware that you’ve just changed to them.
  2. Two, you will still need to do another change of institution, and of course, if your score is not up to what you will need for the school you’d just changed to. Spending about N3500 each time for the changes should be considered a waste of money. Hence, be patient until you know the institution and course your mark will be right for before you change finally.


Changing of institutions and courses can be done immediately after your JAMB registration or as soon as you notice the mistake. You don’t need to wait till you write the exams or the results are released.

However, you may just wait in order to save yourself another mistake. The score in the exams may help you to change rightly and avoid wasting money on changes.

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  1. I mistakenly chose a wrong course during my utme registration which I did 3days ago
    Please can change it before the exam commenced?

    1. Yes. However, why don't you wait till your result is out? You can do that then. And don't have to be rushing at anything as already detailed in the post above.

  2. I want to change my course because I filled in a wrong course but I can't wait till after jamb because the course combinations is different

  3. I want to change my course/institution
    Can I wait till am done writing my jamb
    Or can I do it now

    Next week to our exam

  4. I made a mistake on my Jamb dob,i have not done the exam or gotten admitted. How can I Solve this problem because they procedures stats that i will submit to an institution but I have not done the exam.

    1. If the mistake was in the 2022 JAMB, you will go to the nearest JAMB office, after the releases of your UTME result , to make the correction.

  5. I want to change institution but I have already written the exam but the result ain't out yet... Is it possible

    1. Yes, it's possible. However, the CBT that will attend to change of institutions are now conducting exams. They may not be able to attend to you.

  6. Can I do change of institution, when I have an upcoming exam for the initial one there

  7. I did a change of course after my post utme result was out, do I stand a chance of getting admission. If not, will changing back to the original course help?

  8. I did it change of course after my posts UTME results where out. do I still stand a chance of getting admission and if not will changing back to the original course solve the issue

  9. I registered for jamb with psychology as the course but after d mistake was made I have to change it to biotechnology which should be after d exam.but wat am concerned about is dat which combination will I write for???cause psychology has mathematics and I studied for biotech


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