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How To Change Institution In Jamb

In this article, I will show you How To Change Institution In Jamb and how to process your JAMB change of Institution/course effectively.

Every year, many students register for JAMB with the subject combination for a particular course but later, they might have intentions to study another course and this involves buying of form for JAMB change of Institution/course and processing it effectively.


What Is JAMB Change of Institution?

JAMB Change of Institution as the name implies is a service offered by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to students who have an interest in changing the Institution they chose as either their first or second choice in JAMB after registration.

Students apply for a JAMB change of institution either because they no longer have interest in studying at the school they first applied to, or because they did not meet the cut-off mark for the school they initially chose with the hope of changing the institution to remedy the situation.

Whatever your reasons may be, the process for JAMB’s change of Institution is all the same.

Candidates will only be able to apply for a Change of Institution in JAMB immediately after the release of the JAMB results.

You might have been asking;

  1. Can I change the institution I chose at JAMB?
  1. How many times can JAMB Change of Institution be done?
  2. Can I do the JAMB Change of Institution by myself?
  1. When Will JAMB’s change of Institution begin?
  1. Where Can JAMB change of Institution be done?
  1. How much does JAMB change of Institution for?
  1. Everything about the JAMB change of Institution form 2023.


After the release of the UTME examination results, the JAMB change of course and institution form is made available for students who wish to change their institution or courses for any reason.

It is an opportunity for students to make changes after their registration and exam.

Whatever your reasons may be for wanting to change the school you initially choose in JAMB as your first or second choice to another course, this post will guide you through the right process.


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Choice of Institution/Course Correction

This allows candidates to apply for a change of course or institution (correction can only be done multiple times with separate payments).


Procedures for JAMB Course or Institution Change

Follow the procedure outlined below to affect any of the changes above:

  1. Go to the JAMB portal at
  1. Login with your Email and Password.
  1. Click on ‘Registration (2022 only)’ from the list of services on the left side.
  1. From the drop-down, select ‘2022 UTME Data Correction’ or ‘2022 DE Data Correction’ as your case may be.
  1. Then proceed with payment.
  1. After payment, visit the closest JAMB office or a JAMB-accredited center to complete the correction process.


What Are the Requirements to Apply for a JAMB Change of Institution?

If you wish to apply for JAMB Change of Institution, then you must have the following…

1. JAMB Profile Login Details (Email address and Password)
2. Three thousand Naira fee (NGN3,500), the actual fee is NGN2,500 but because of remita charges, the amount is a bit higher
3. ATM Card for payment
4. Important information such as; Year of Exam and JAMB Registration Number
5. Biometric

Requirements to apply for JAMB Change of Institution

If you have these requirements ready, you can follow the guide below to kick-start your change of Institution process…


JAMB Change of Course & Institution / Data Correction Procedure for 2021 Downward

For 2021 and years below, the procedure to change your data on the JAMB portal from the year 2021 and beyond is outlined below;

  1. Visit the JAMB E-facility portal at
  1. Login with your Email and Password.
  1. Click on ‘Application for Correction of Data (2021 Downward)’ from the list of services on the left side.
  1. From the drop-down, select the one you wish to correct, i.e. Course/Institution, Name, Date of Birth, Gender, State/LGA of Origin.


NOTE: You may have to visit the JAMB State Office to affect some corrections.

Procedure for Change of Course or Institution from the JAMB PORTAL.

  1. You shall be required to create a profile via the Sign Up (New User) Page if you are a new user. For existing users, simply type in your login details.

To create your profile, you will provide your valid email address, surname, first name, Mobile No, State and LGA of Origin, and password, then click on the Sign-Up button. Each candidate is entitled to only one profile.

  1. Subsequently, you shall use your email address and password to sign in.
  2. Once logged in, you will be taken to the landing page where you will see all available services.
  3. Select “Correction of Data”. This is available on the sidebar or on the Home page
  4. Once selected, the menu item “Course/Institution” will be revealed. Click this.
  5. Once you select this service, a Transaction ID is generated for this service. This will be displayed on the confirmation page screen.
  6. Review the details displayed on the Confirmation Page. Also, note the Transaction ID displayed in bold red font. The Transaction ID is useful for all future references concerning the Transaction. A copy of this transaction ID will be sent to your registered email address.
  7. Click on the Continue button if you wish to pay with your card immediately. If you wish to use other payment channels like ATM, Cash at the Bank, or Quickteller, please note the transaction ID as it will be required.
  8. On the Interswitch Payment page, enter your card details and click on the Pay button.
  9. The status of your payment will be displayed in the “My Payment Section” An SMS and email containing your unique Transaction Identification and payment status will be sent to you after payment. Click on the Continue button.
  10. Once payment is completed, you will be asked to provide the following:
  11. Year of Exam and
  12. JAMB Registration Number
  13. After entering the information correctly, new options for the Preferred course/Institution and second choices will appear. Options available will be based on availability.
  14. Click Submit to complete your application.
  15. JAMB will now process your application. If approved, your details will be changed as requested.



JAMB Change of Course and Institution at CBT Center

Here are the procedures on how to buy and apply for the JAMB change of course and institution of choice at the CBT center;

  1. Decide to change your course or institution of choice
  1. Visit the JAMB CBT registration center
  1. Inform the CBT officer you want to apply for a change of course or institution
  1. Fill out the data correction at the CBT center.
  1. Pay the sum of two thousand five hundred Naira (₦2,500)
  1. Provide your JAMB profile code
  1. Thumbprint with the fingerprint reader
  1. Confirm the new changes on your JAMB profile code
  1. Get the printout for your new course or institution
  1. After the JAMB Change of Course & Institution,


I get many questions from students who recently did a JAMB Change of Course or Institution about their inability to register for their post-UTME examinations at their institution of choice.

It would take a few days to about a week for the changes you have made on the JAMB portal to reflect on your profile and register you for the post-UTME screening.

The good news is that Universities, Polytechnics, and Colleges of Education in Nigeria would always ensure that all students can register for their screening exercise.


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How Much Does It Cost To Change Institutions Via JAMB?

Just like every other service, Changing the Institution you first chose in JAMB is not free, which means you will have to pay a token before you can initiate the process of JAMB change of Institution.

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has fixed NGN2,500 as the amount to process a change of institution in JAMB, and since this change can only be affected at an accredited JAMB CBT center, you will be charged an extra 700 for services rendered.

N3,500 will allow you successfully change your Preferred School of Choice in JAMB without issues.

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