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Can I Use Old Results for Direct Entry (DE) Application?

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A few candidates had been asking if they could use their old results to obtain the Direct Entry form. Candidates with two, three, four, or a few years old WAEC, NECO, NABTEB, and GCE or NCE, ND, JUPEB, IJMB, HND, and  BSC results are asking if it is possible to use their results for JAMB Direct entry admission in the current admission year.

You may find yourself in this situation too. You're considering seeking admission but the result with you - be it O'level or A'level is out of time (or to you, might have expired) for the program you want to chase.

This post will be comprehensive enough to help you understand the basics of your results that are old for DE admission - you will learn if this is possible or otherwise.

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Old O'level Results Never Expires, Can Be Used for DE Application

Let's start with SSCE results. Your WAEC, NECO, NABTEB, or NBAIS result never expires. Hence, it can be used for any admissions - be it 100-level admission (UTME) or 200-level admission (DE). I covered this in my post, "Does WAEC, NECO, NABTEB Result Ever Expire? For Admissions and Jobs!, where I established, with official references, that examination bodies had clarified that SSCE results never expire.

As a result, the result can be used for any purpose, including admission at any level (including DE application). 

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Old NCE, ND, HND, and BSC Results Never Expires and Can Be Used for DE Application

It's important to note that, just like the SSCE results, graduates of NCE, ND, HND, and BSC certainly can use their results for Direct Entry admissions because this set of results never expires too.

It doesn't matter how old the result is. It's still tenable and acceptable as long as the holders are still alive for any purpose - even beyond admissions.

Hence, if your degree or any of the above-listed academic results is 10 years or older, you can still use it to obtain the JAMB DE form and process your admission with it.

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Old IJMB, JUPEB, Cambridge Advanced, and GCE A'level Cab Be Used For DE Application

The listed results are acceptable for DE applications just like ND, NCE, HND, and BSC. However, some of these results may expire. Hence, to use of such for Direct entry applications may not be favorable.

Although there are confusing stands that IJMB expires in 7 years and JUPEB in 3 years; data from the official sources state categorically that the two results never expire. However, the certainty of JUPEB, not expiring, is more established than that of IJMB.

Cambridge A'level result doesn't expire as well. This is the same for both GCE and NABTEB A'level.  Even though NABTEB Advanced, whether new or old, had been stopped from being used for DE admissions

Generally, for all A'level programs (except the NABTEB A'level), results can be used for DE admission as long as you want. However, a few universities, (who may not make it public) may be choosy as to the age of the results they prefer to consider.

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As a prospective DE applicant, be rest assured that you can use your older O'level and A'level results for admission as long as you're still alive. The same is the fate of applicants using NCE, ND, HND, and BSC for Direct entry admission. However, in a few cases (usually very uncommon), some universities may be choosy as to the age of the results they want to consider in their next admission (especially for A'levels).

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  1. can one use ssce/gce for direct entry

  2. Good day sir , I just read your article I finished my Nce 2017 can I still use it for direct entry of yes how do I go about it

    1. Yes, you can obtain DE with your result at any year. To obtain DE form, follow the guide in the post below.

  3. Goodday sir, I did my ijmb 2 years ago and processed my admission but missed it, I want to use it this year again do I get another direct entry form or regenerate another pin so I can use the old form? please

  4. Sir I already wrote jupeb and j have gotten another DE form to another school is there anything I should do that is necessary like going to the school portal or something or should I have to wait till jamb is over

  5. Good day sir I score 177 in my old jamb and I have an upper credit in my ND result pls can I apply for Direct entry since the school I apply for is writing exam

  6. Good day sir, I want to ask that can i do DE without obtaining for JAMB DE form this year

  7. My cousin has an OND pass result and he’s schedule for screening in Ozoro university, does he have a chance?

  8. I had my ND result last year, can I make use of it for DE form or HND next year?


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