After Obtaining DE Form, What Next? -

After Obtaining DE Form, What Next?

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Once you're done with the DE registration, you may be curious about what comes next. What are the subsequent steps or stages after completing your JAMB DE application?

In this post, you'll find those important steps to follow, ensuring you're well-prepared for what lies ahead.

8 Stages That Follow Direct Entry Registration

Before the full explanation, take a look at what's waiting!

  1. DE CBT
  2. Release and Checking of Results
  3. Post-DE Announcement and Registration
  4. Post-DE Exam (Where Applicable)
  5. Post-DE Results
  6. Admission Follow-Up
  7. JAMB Admission List and Acceptance
  8. University Admission List and Acceptance

1. Direct Entry (DE) Computer Based Test

This refers to the Computer-Based Test (CBT) that DE candidates will need to take as part of the admission process. It's a standardized test administered by JAMB to assess candidates' aptitude and readiness for further education. This didn't start for DE candidates until 2024. Before then, DE applicants were not required to write any JAMB exam.

With the introduction of this CBT for DE applicants, it's obvious it has come to stay. Whereas, the CBT for DE is no different from the one for UTME candidates. If you've taken JAMB before, you already know what to expect.

However, the period of the exam may not be the same as for the UTME applicants. While UTME CBT will usually come first, the DE CBT will be later in the same year - usually one month or less interval.

2. Release and Checking of Results

After taking the DE CBT, the results will be released by JAMB usually within a few or two. Candidates can then check their results to ascertain their performance.

The board will adapt the use of SMS to check the results before checking directly from the official portal. Either way, the result should be printed and kept while waiting for other stages to start.

3. Post-DE Announcement and Registration

A few weeks or months after the DE CBT results are released, most universities will start announcing the sales of the post-DE form. This form is usually going to be out alongside the post-UTME form. So, don't sleep off.

After the announcement, you're to obtain the form directly from the official university admission portal. Here, you'll be asked to fill in your bio-data, education history, grades, GPA, etc. Some universities will equally require you to upload scanned copies of your results (O'level and A'level) with similar other credentials.

4. Post-DE Exam (Where Applicable)

Some universities or programs may require additional exams or assessments beyond the DE CBT. This stage involves taking these exams if they are part of the admission criteria of your proposed university.

If your university adopts the screening method for its admission, the online registration, as mentioned above, is enough to process you for admission if qualified. Your admission consideration will be based on DE CBT score, O'level result subjects and grades together with A'level course and grade/points.

However, where a university conducts further exams for its DE applicants, such a university uses post-DE - not screening. Here, your admission will be based on all factors earlier stated together with the post-DE score/points.

It's equally important that if yours will be the post-DE, the exam will be as well CBT.

5. Post-DE Results

After completing any additional exams, candidates will receive their results. These results may play a crucial role in the overall evaluation for admission into certain programs or institutions.

UNILORIN, for example, won't review any applicant who scored less than 50 in its post-DE test for admission in the first place. Any score above average gives some chance but the higher your score the better is your chance.

6. Admission Follow-Up

This stage involves actively following up on the admission progress. For DE applicants, you may need to request and send your former school academic transcripts to be forwarded to the proposed university. Where this will be required, the university will most likely state it in the post-DE advert/announcement.

Apart from this, at this stage, the board will send notice of your DE application to your former school for the verification of your result/certificate. Once your former school receives it and verifies the result, your status on the JAMB portal should indicate this. This is very important as JAMB and the university won't admit any student not verified.

After this, you should be regularly checking the JAMB CAPS status to know when things are changing from NOT ADMITTED, to ADMISSION IN PROGRESS (AIP), and to ADMITTED.

7. JAMB Admission List and Acceptance

JAMB publishes admission lists containing the names of candidates who have been offered admission into various institutions. Candidates need to check these lists regularly and accept their admission offer if they are successful.

However, you're not going to see a long list of names to know when offered admission. Candidates will be checking their JAMB CAPS as stated above to know if they're offered. In other words, you only monitor your admission and see if you're offered on your own individual portal.

Once offered, accept it and print the JAMB admission letter for your references.

It's possible to be transferred to another course though. If your university transfers you to another course, you'll see that under the "transfer approval" link. There, accept the new course, change to it at the JAMB office. Then, wait for the final admission as said earlier.

8. University Admission List and Acceptance

In addition to JAMB admission lists, universities also publish their admission lists. Candidates must check these lists to confirm their admission status and proceed with the acceptance process according to the university's guidelines.

In certain cases, JAMB may offer you admission before your university. It's equally possible for your university to offer you admission before JAMB. Either way what matters is to be offered admission by both parties. It's important for the authenticity of your admission.

To know when your university releases list and offers you, you should be checking the official admission portal for updates. You can see it on your individual portal or in a list on the university's website homepage. Once offered, pay the acceptance fee.

Then you can proceed to the school for the freshers documentation and bio-data registration after which you'll be required to pay the school fees.


The journey from Direct Entry registration to university admission entails several crucial stages, including DE CBT, result release, post-DE registration, exams, result verification, and acceptance. These steps require proactive engagement, careful monitoring of admission portals, and adherence to deadlines. 

Whether it's navigating through additional exams or verifying results, staying vigilant and organized is paramount. By actively following up on admission progress and promptly responding to offers, candidates can secure their place in higher education institutions. Overall, a systematic approach, combined with perseverance, ensures a smoother transition from DE registration to university enrollment.

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