When Will Schools Start Selling Post UTME Forms?

When it comes to sales of post-UTME forms, there is always a waiting time between the release of JAMB results and when each school will open its portal for the aspirants.

This is the next question every aspiring student will be asking when they see their results.

In this post, I'll be answering this question and open your mind to related issues.

There is No Specific Date For Every School to Be Selling Post-UTME/Screening Form

As a norm, every university, polytechnic, college of education, college of nursing, etc. will sell its post-UTME/screening form every year. However, there is no generally chosen/stipulated date for all these institutions to start selling their forms.

This is why if you hear that the Polytechnic Ibadan screening form is out, the Osun State Polytechnic Iree, University of Benin, Lagos State University, etc. may still have a few weeks or months before they will start selling theirs.

The fact that Lens Polytechnic Offa screening form is out doesn't mean that Ladoke Akintola University, Adekunle Ajasin University, or the University of Ilorin should be selling their forms at the same time. Nope!

The selling time of the screening or post-UTME form of a school is the decision of its management. Some sell so early while others take their time before starting selling forms. With experience, all private institutions and very less competitive state institutions will want to sell earlier before those well-chased institutions will take all admission seekers for the year.

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We Can Predict The Time With Last Year

Luckily, if you're worried about the date your proposed institutions will start selling forms, you may want to check for when they started selling the form for the previous year.

In most cases, these schools follow the same calendar. Hence, they're likely to sell this year's forms within the corresponding period.

For example, if a school sold its last post-UTME form from July to August, it's likely to sell this year's form within the same months. At worst a month before or a month after.

Calendar Can Affect When a School Will Start Selling Post-UTME/Screening Form

For one reason or the other, the calendar of school may affect the time it'll start selling its post-UTME/screening form for the year. 

For example, a school that admitted its last year's students by September/October, won't be too late to start selling its form for this year.

 For example, Tai Solarin University, Kwara State University, Osun State University, Kwara State Polytechnic, etc. that admitted students within the last few months of the year would be quicker to start selling forms for this year.

You won't compare that with Adekunle Ajasin University, Ekiti State University, Ladoke Akintola University, the Federal University of Technology Akure, University of Ibadan, Adeyemi College of Education, etc. which didn't admit until April, May, and June of this year. These schools may not start selling forms for this year until late August or early September.

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To Avoid Missing Out, Be Checking Official School Portal For Updates

Even though Google has been the go-to for students to know when their schools will start selling post-UTME forms, don't rely entirely on what the search engine brings to you.

Yes, some hungry bloggers will only be feeding you with the wrong information. And Google doesn't know what is correct or otherwise. It only takes you to where the information you search is. Some bloggers just want cheap traffic. Hence, they post what you want to read - not necessarily what you should read or real.

Let me explain!

Some bloggers know quite well that your schools have not started selling their post-UTME/screening forms. But because they want you to come to their blogs, they update their posts' titles to the current year but when you read the post, it's still for the last year. Some will even give you fake dates.

The only antidote to this is for you to smart up too. You should learn to identify these fake bloggers and lies. Also, save yourself the data and stress - use the school portal to get the right information. 

Every school has its own official website. This is the only officially recommended platform through which you can follow your proposed school's admission updates.

If you don't know the URL or domain of your school website, go to Google and type the acronym of the school for example the University of Benin is UNIBEN, Ahmadu Bello University is ABU, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto is UDUSOK, the University of Lagos is UNILAG and so on.

Typing this to the search box of your Google will give you the official website - usually the number one of all the results.

You should also read the post, "How to Stay Connected While Seeking Admissions in Nigeria" for more clues on how to be following admission updates of your proposed schools.


There is a necessary waiting time between seeing your JAMB results and the sale of the post-UTME/screening form of your proposed university, polytechnic, college of education, or college of nursing.

While you're in a hurry to know when such form will be out, you've to take caution. The sale doesn't start for all schools at the same time. In fact, forms don't close at that same time too.

So also, not all the information you see on Google is correct. Some are fake, and most are scams. The updates should be sought on the official school website. That platform won't lie!

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