Securing admission into your desired university program can be an exhilarating yet complex journey.
Sometimes, after taking the Post-UTME, unexpected circumstances or a deeper understanding of your own aspirations might necessitate a change in course or even institution.
While this might seem daunting, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) provides avenues for altering your choices after the Post-UTME.
Making the Decision:
Before initiating any changes, careful introspection is crucial. Consider these factors:
- Academic Alignment: Does your chosen course align with your strengths and interests? Has your understanding of the field evolved since the initial application?
- Institution Suitability: Does the university environment and academic culture resonate with your learning style and goals? Are there external factors, such as location or proximity to family, that require consideration?
- Admission Chances: Research the cut-off scores and admission competitiveness of your new desired course and institution. Ensure your Post-UTME score meets the minimum requirements.
Initiating the Change:
Once you’ve reached a well-informed decision, it’s time to take action. The process for changing course/institution involves two key steps:
1. JAMB Change of Choice:
Access the JAMB e-facility portal (https://efacility.jamb.gov.ng/) and log in using your registered email and password.
Navigate to the “Registration (2024 only)” section and select “2024 UTME Data Correction.”
Choose “Change of Course/Institution” and proceed with the payment of the required fee (currently N2,500).
Carefully select your new preferred course and institution, keeping in mind a second choice option.
Review your selections thoroughly and submit the request.
2. Institutional Confirmation:
- Following the JAMB change, contact the Admissions office of your newly chosen institution to confirm their acceptance of your amended choice.
- They may require additional documents or procedures, such as submitting an updated letter of acceptance or attending a supplementary interview.
- Maintain clear communication with the university throughout this process.
When is the deadline for changing course/institution after Post-UTME?
The deadline for initiating a change through JAMB varies by institution. Contact your newly chosen university’s Admissions office for their specific deadline.
Can I change my course/institution more than once?
No, JAMB only allows one change of course/institution through their portal. Make sure your decision is well-informed before submitting your request.
What documents do I need to submit for the change of course/institution?
Beyond the JAMB change process, the specific documents required by your new institution may vary. Contact their Admissions office for a comprehensive list.