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How to Check Your JAMB Admission Status on JAMB CAPS: A Step-by-Step Guide

How to Check Your JAMB Admission Status on JAMB CAPS: A Step-by-Step Guide

As a student who recently took the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, you are likely anxious to know if you have been given admission into your university of choice. The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board recently launched an online portal called the Central Admissions Processing System or CAPS to enable candidates to check their admission status. CAPS allows you to monitor your admission from application through acceptance into your preferred institution.

JAMB Admission Status

In this article, I will provide a step-by-step guide on how to navigate the JAMB CAPS portal to check if you have been offered provisional admission. The process is straightforward but you will need to have some information handy to log in, including your JAMB registration number and password. By following the steps outlined here, you will be able to know your admission status and next steps in order to secure your admission.

Log Into the JAMB CAPS Portal

To check your admission status on the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board Central Admission Processing System (JAMB CAPS) portal, you must first log in. To log in:

  1. Go to the official JAMB CAPS portal at http://www.jamb.gov.ng/caps.aspx. This is the only legitimate website for checking your JAMB admission status.
  2. Enter your JAMB registration number in the field provided. Your JAMB registration number is the unique number assigned to you when you registered to take the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
  3. Enter the password you created during your JAMB registration. If you cannot remember your password, click the ‘Forgot Password’ link to reset it before proceeding.
  4. Click the ‘Sign In’ button to log into your JAMB CAPS account.

Once logged in, your admission status will be displayed on your JAMB CAPS dashboard. The status can be:

  • Offered Admission: You have been offered admission into an institution. The institution and course of study will be stated.
  • Not Admitted: You were not offered admission for the current admission year. You will have to re-apply in the next admission year.
  • Awaiting Result: Your result is still being processed. Check back in a few days for an update.

If offered admission, you must accept or decline the admission on your JAMB CAPS portal within the stipulated time frame to avoid losing the admission. Congratulations if offered admission! I wish you success in your tertiary education.

Check Your Admission Status on JAMB CAPS

To check my admission status, I need to login to the JAMB CAPS portal. Here are the steps I take:

  1. Visit the JAMB CAPS login page at http://www.jamb.org.ng/caps.
  2. Enter my JAMB registration number and password in the fields provided.
  3. Click the ‘Login’ button.

Once logged in, my admission status information will be displayed. This includes:

  • The course I applied for and the institution
  • Whether I have been offered provisional admission
  • The cutoff mark for the course
  • My total score in the UTME
  • The date I must accept or reject the admission by.

If I have been offered admission, I have two options:

  • Accept the admission: To accept, I click the ‘Accept Admission’ button. My status will change to ‘Admission Accepted’. I can then proceed to the institution to complete my registration.
  • Reject the admission: If I wish to reject the admission for any reason, I click the ‘Reject Admission’ button. My status will then change to ‘Admission Rejected’. I will need to reapply in the next admission year.

Admission status checking is an important part of the JAMB admission process. I must check frequently to ensure I do not miss the deadline to accept my admission. If I have any issues checking my status or need further clarification, I should contact JAMB directly. Monitoring my admission status will ensure there are no mistakes and I get properly admitted into my institution of choice.

Understanding the Different Admission Statuses

Offered Admission

This status means you have been offered admission to study your chosen course in your school of choice. To confirm your admission, you need to accept the offer on JAMB CAPS and then proceed to the school to complete your registration.

Admission in Progress

If your admission status shows “admission in progress”, it means your admission is still being processed. Your details and qualifications are being verified to determine if you meet the requirements for your chosen course and institution. At this point, there is no need to panic. Simply wait for the verification process to be completed. Once complete, your status will be updated to either “offered admission” or “not admitted”.

Not Admitted

Unfortunately, if your status shows as “not admitted”, it means you did not meet the admission requirements for your chosen course and school. There are a few possible reasons for this:

  1. Your UTME score did not meet the cut-off mark for your course and institution. The cut-off marks are determined based on several factors like competition for the course, available spaces, and more.
  2. You did not choose the school or course as one of your preferred options at the time of UTME registration. Only candidates that chose a school and course during UTME registration will be considered for admission.
  3. There were limited spaces available for your course and higher-scoring candidates were admitted.
  4. Your UTME subject combination did not match the requirements for your chosen course. Each course has specific subject requirements you must meet.

If not admitted, you will need to explore other options – either choose a course you meet the requirements for in an available institution or retake UTME. Do not lose hope! With determination, you can achieve your goal of gaining admission into a higher institution.

What to Do if Your Admission Status Is “Recommended” or “Admitted”

Once JAMB releases your admission status as “Recommended” or “Admitted” on JAMB CAPS, there are a few steps you should take to ensure your admission is secured.

Check the admission requirements of your chosen institution

The specific admission requirements differ for each school and program. Review the requirements for your selected course of study to confirm you meet all eligibility criteria regarding exam scores, prerequisite courses, health checks, etc. Failure to meet any requirement could lead to your admission being revoked.

Accept your admission on JAMB CAPS

Log into your JAMB profile and formally accept your admission. This indicates to the school that you intend to take up the offered place in their program. Declining or ignoring the offer will result in your place being given to another candidate.

Visit your school’s website for next steps

Most schools will have additional admission procedures that must be completed, such as an online registration, submission of documents, payment of acceptance fees, accommodation booking, etc. Carefully go through the school’s website to determine exactly what is required and the associated deadlines to avoid missing important dates.

Book your accommodation (if applicable)

For schools where you will live on campus in student housing, book your accommodation as soon as possible. Spaces often fill up quickly, and you will want to secure suitable lodging, especially if you have certain preferences regarding room type, amenities, catering options, etc.

In summary, confirming your eligibility, accepting the admission formally on JAMB CAPS, checking with your institution for their specific requirements, and arranging your accommodation are integral next steps after receiving an admission status of “Recommended” or “Admitted.” Handling these promptly and thoroughly will ensure your place in your desired school and program is secured.

FAQs: Common Questions About Checking Admission Status on JAMB CAPS

As an applicant, you likely have several questions about checking your admission status on JAMB CAPS. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions and their answers:

How do I sign in to my JAMB CAPS account?

To sign in to your JAMB CAPS account, you will need the username and password you used to register for JAMB. Go to the JAMB CAPS login page and enter your credentials. If you have forgotten your password, click the “Forgot Password” link to reset it.

I can’t find my registration number. What should I do?

Your JAMB registration number is required to log in to your CAPS account. If you cannot locate your registration number, you will need to contact JAMB directly for assistance. Some options for contacting JAMB include:

  • Calling JAMB’s helpdesk at 0905-555-1212
  • Sending an email to [email protected] explaining your issue
  • Visiting your nearest JAMB office in person with a valid ID to verify your identity

JAMB should be able to look up your registration number and provide it to you to allow you to access your CAPS account.

The portal says my admission status is “Awaiting Decision” or “Under Processing”. What does this mean?

If your JAMB CAPS admission status shows as “Awaiting Decision” or “Under Processing,” it means your admission into your chosen institution is still being considered. Some reasons for this status include:

  • Your application is still under review by the institution
  • Your O’level results have not yet been received or verified by JAMB
  • There are limited vacancies, and the institution is still evaluating applicants to determine final admissions

The best course of action is to be patient while the institution reviews your application. Regularly check your CAPS account and email for updates to your admission status.

What if I have additional questions?

If you have any other questions about checking your admission status on JAMB CAPS not answered here, you can:

  • Visit the official JAMB website at jamb.gov.ng for more details
  • Send an email to [email protected] with your specific question(s)
  • Call JAMB’s helpdesk during working hours on weekdays for phone support

JAMB aims to provide assistance to all applicants regarding the CAPS admissions process. Do not hesitate to contact them directly with any concerns you may have.


In conclusion, checking your admission status on JAMB CAPS is a straightforward process if you follow the steps outlined. As an aspiring undergraduate, knowing your admission status in a timely manner is critical to planning your next steps. Whether you have been offered provisional admission or are still awaiting consideration, the information provided on JAMB CAPS will guide you on appropriate actions to take. For those still awaiting admission, do not lose hope – more admission lists may still be released. For those who have received an admission offer, congratulations! You can now proceed to accept your admission and commence the necessary registration procedures with your school of choice. I wish you all the best in your educational pursuits.

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