How Can I Reject Admission After Accepting it?

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It may sound unusual to see a candidate trying to reject admission on the JAMB CAPS or from any school after already being admitted. Yet, it's not uncommon.

Is it possible to reject the admission already accepted? 

This is the brain behind the candidate's question,

What will I do after mistakenly accepting my admission on CAPS?

Another candidate asked similarly to that.

Can I reject admission already accepted on CAPS?


Let's get it comprehensively below.

A candidate just dropped a question that he accepted admission from a school on the JAMB  Marketplace not knowing that once you accept such an offer, you won't have the opportunity for another school. 

In order words, the institution accepted in the marketplace will replace the main choice you're expecting the offer from.

Another candidate accepted an offer from a school and a few days later his most preferred school offered him admission on the school portal. And in order to see the same from JAMB, on the CAPS, he must reject the first offer and allow the new offer to appear on the CAPS.

Similarly, a candidate changed from one school to another. However, the previous school then offered him admission. Now, he intends to change to the previous school and reject the other's offer.

All these are complex situations. yet, there are ways around things.

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You Can Reject an Accepted Offer Through the JAMB Rejection of Admission

A candidate who wishes to reject admission after accepting one needs to take the following steps:

  1. Visit the institution that offered you the first admission
  2. You may need to talk to the admission officer/officer on the issue
  3. The school will prepare what is called a rejection of admission letter
  4. This letter will be submitted (usually by the institution) to the nearest JAMB office
  5. The board will look into this and reject your offer on the JAMB portal
  6. After this, the portal will be made open to any other school that wishes to offer you admission

The procedures above testify to the fact that once you accept an offer on JAMB CAPS, you can't reject it again by yourself. You have to go through the school that offered the course and the JAMB office.

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Reject an Accepted Offer Using JAMB Regularization

Let's say you're already been offered admission by an institution other than the one you accepted earlier. This admission is already certain. You may skip the procedures above right now and attend the new school that offers you admission instead.

While at the new institution, you will contact your admission officer on this issue. They will ask you to do JAMB regularization which will strictly be a change of admission.

To do this,

  1. You'll visit the nearest CBT center or the JAMB office close to you
  2. You'll be required to pay for an application for the CHANGE OF ADMISSION
  3. An indemnity form will be given to you after the submission
  4. This will be taken to the school you're already attending
  5. The admission officer or registrar will accept this, sign it, and forward it to JAMB
  6. After the approval by the board, a notice of approval will be sent to you through the email you used
  7. Then, you can print a new admission letter bearing the attending school.

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  1. Good afternoon sir, please I accepted admission on jamb to Eksu but I haven’t been given admission yet on school portal. Now I want to terminate it because I got an offer to another school but I need to do change of institution before I can be given admission into the new school. How do I go about it?

    1. You have to go back to your JAMB portal. Under the CAPS, click reject again.

      Then follow the guide in the post below

      After that, do change of institution to the new school.

      However, if you still want admission from EKSU, you can just wait week. After that, you should go to school to lodge the complaint. They will activate at the ICT for you.

      No need to worry about EKSU.

  2. Sir please i applied for Abu in 2020 so i wrote jamb again in 2021 but i got admission in 2021 and i accpted will 2020 still give me admission because i dont like 2021

    1. No. The school offered you one admission already.

  3. I applied for computer science but jamb change the course for me how can I do can I accept the offer or I should reject urgent help if I reject it can they give me my prefer choose

    1. My best advice is that if you're not sure you merit the preferred course, you should accept the one given to you. But if you're sure you merit that preferred course or a lecturer has assured you of the course, you can reject to leave the space open for the preferred course.

    2. Thank you for the response. As a follow up to your reply, after rejecting admission due to a course change, what can you do to effect the change to preferred course so your admission letter is given.

    3. Nothing. If you merit the intended course, they will give you. Otherwise, you'll lose out on both.

  4. Sir I accepted admission, did screening and got matric number but don't wish to continue again can I be able to reject the admission again and still write jamb for that school

    1. Just forget about that admission and pick another JAMB form. It's allowed. Read the post below.

  5. I was given computer science admission to NILEST and I accepted my admission on caps portal I pay my school fees to the school and when I'm to be given my matric number I was told the department is full so they are letting me to another course so how do I change my admission on my jamb portal while I already Accepted the computer science admission in my jamb portal

    1. You will do JAMB regularization for the correction of admission. It's called change of admission. Read more about it through the link below.

  6. Pls sir I mistakenly accepted a university that I did not apply for
    And I have to terminate it so that my recent school can give me admission
    Pls what can I do

    1. Pls in a situation like this. What will be the solution?

  7. Sir, please can I get your WhatsApp contacts my situation is complicated I accepted it on jamb cap and I went to the school portal to check if I was given admission I want to go to the institution to reject it I don’t know if I will be considered I want apply to another institution

  8. Good day sir, I applied to landmark University, omu-aran and I accepted the admission on my jamb caps and on the school portal, but then I did change of institution to another school UBTH and it didn't reflect for about two months now.
    Is it because I had accepted the admission it didn't reflect?

  9. Hello sir
    Can I get back an admission after I rejected it on my caps ?

  10. Please sir i got an offer from a polytechnic institute and I accepted it, then I was given another offer by the school i want to go to, can I reject the first offer and how?

  11. Pls sir,I have offer admission on my jamb caps and I accepted it and I did not accept school admission and now I want to do change of institution how can I do???

  12. Good evening sir I mistakenly accepted Eksu admission on my jamb portal and Uniosun gave me admission and I have done change of institution but it's not reflecting on my portal And I want to terminate Eksu admission how will I go about it sir pls help me

  13. Good morning pls I accepted a course on my jamb portal that's is different from the one the school gave me, pls can I change the course back to the one the school gave m and it's the same faculty

  14. Please I mistakenly accepted a admission offer in my CAPS and I registered for JAMB this year and I don't want to go to the school I accepted there offer please what can I do 🙏🙏


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