Admission or Post-UTME, Which Comes First? -

Admission or Post-UTME, Which Comes First?

After registering your post UTME/screening online, you may want to know what's next. Some know what is next but they don't know if admission will come first between the post UTME or physical screening or post UTME/screening will come before admission.

This post has been in the queue for a few days. I was immediately prompted to write it when a guy called to say he was confused about what would come first between admission and post-UTME/screening.

We can relate this question and its answer to trying to know which one comes first, the egg or the chicken?

In this post, I will give you the same answer I gave our friend.

For Schools Using Post-UTME, Admission Comes After Entrance Exams

First, don't be confused. Post-UTME is a term to means that a school will ask its aspirants to write exams before being admitted.

For example, the University of Lagos, Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, University of Ibadan, Ahmadu Bello University, Obafemi Awolowo University, etc., will require an entrance exam (post-UTME) before admitting their candidate except in certain unavoidable situations (e.g. pandemics, strike, etc.) that may force them to the screening only.

If you're chasing any school that involves writing an entrance exam, the post-UTME registration comes first, followed by the exam, and then by admission.

In other words, online registration is general among all schools. But after that, for those using post-UTME, the exam comes before the admission lists.

For Schools Using Screening, Admission May Come Before/After Physical Screening

There are two methods involved in the screening approach. A school may offer admission based on the filling of online forms only. Some may use both online registration and physical screening.

For those who are using the online filling of the forms only e.g. University of Osun State, Ekiti State University, Adekunle Ajasin University, etc., admission will come before they will check your credentials in another screening.

This set of schools only adopts online screening to start with. They will offer you admission based on the O'level results and JAMB score submitted while filling out their online admission forms. After this, they will offer you admission before they will ask you to come on campus for physical screening and freshers' documentation.

In other words, for all these schools, after obtaining their online forms, you wait till they offer you admission. Once, offered admission you'll then go to school for physical screening which, of course, comes after admission.

For the other set of schools that will do physical screening e.g. Osun State Polytechnic Iree, Osun State College of Technology Esa, Oke, Federal College of Education (Special) Oyo, etc., screening comes before admission.

They would do the physical screening for you by checking all your credentials and after that offer you admission. In this case, screening comes before admission. 

If admitted eventually, they won't possibly have any reason to redo the physical screening again.


For all schools, online registration comes first. For some, the post-UTME/physical screening comes before admission. For others, admission comes before you're called for the physical screening.

Where does your proposed school belong?

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  1. I want to write unilag postutme will I go to unilag to write the exam or I can write it online


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