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JAMB Admission Letter: How to Print Official JAMB Admission Letter



The JAMB Admission letter is a document that officially certifies that you have been offered provisional admission into any degree programme in a Nigerian Higher Institution. Here is the procedure to follow to get your JAMB admission letter and check your JAMB admission status yourself.

JAMB Admission Letter: How to Print Official JAMB Admission Letter

About the JAMB Admission Letter

Your JAMB Admission Letter contains information about the school you were offered admission, the faculty/school/college, department, the degree you are pursuing and the duration of the course.

Without the JAMB Admission Letter, you cannot authentically prove to any body that you were offered admission into any higher institution in Nigeria. It is issued by Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), the official Educational board in Nigeria for Tertiary Institutions.

Why do I need to print my JAMB Admission Letter?

Your JAMB Admission Letter is very important as it is usually required if:

  • You need to have rest of mind that your admission is secured and have evidence to back it up.
  • You need to successfully complete your admission registration and clearance process.
  • You need to be approved and deployed for the National Youth Service Programme (NYSC).
  • You need to successfully apply for a scholarship. Most Companies and Organizations will request for it.
  • You need to further your education locally or abroad.

As you can see, your JAMB Admission Letter document is exceptionally important. Hence, you need to protect it and ensure that it is always available to you. It is therefore important to get your admission letter once you have confirmed your admission status.

How to Check Your JAMB Admission Status

The first step to getting your JAMB admission letter is to check your JAMB admission status for the year you wrote JAMB, or the most recent year (if you have written JAMB more than once) to ensure you have been admitted into your appropriate school and department. Once you have confirmed your admission status, then you can proceed to make payment for it and print.

Procedure to Check Your JAMB Admission Status:

  1. Visit the JAMB eFacility Portal.
  2. Ensure you still remember the Email address and Password you used to create your JAMB Account earlier in the registration process.
  3. Log in to your JAMB profile with your username and password.
  4. If you are getting the Invalid PIN Issue, it is possible that you didn’t enter the correct email used in your JAMB profile, or you left a space after entering your email. It could also be because you entered the wrong password or that you forgot that passwords are case sensitive (TundeAlabi is not the same as tundealabi). It could also result from a JAMB server error or the use of a bad browser (we recommend you use Google Chrome on a laptop or desktop computer, rather than phone). Depending on the problem, try to enter the correct email that you used to register, and don’t put space after entering your email. Ensure you enter your password correctly. If all else fails, then the issue is from JAMB’s server, and all you can do in this case is to keep trying.
  5. If you successfully login, your JAMB Candidates Dashboard or Home will appear.
  6. Scroll down to where you see Check Admission Status.
  7. Click on the Check Admission Status Menu.
  8. You should be required to enter your Examination Year and JAMB Registration Number, else, your admission status for the current year will appear.
  9. If you are admitted, go ahead to Print Your JAMB Admission Letter.
  10. If it says No Admission Given Yet, check back again as other batches of names may be added to the database of successfully admitted candidates.

How to Print Your JAMB Admission Letter

If you have already checked your JAMB Admission status, and you were given admission, you should get your JAMB admission letter as soon as possible. Here are the simple steps to take;

Procedure to Print your JAMB Admission Letter:

  1. Before your can proceed, you will need to to login to the JAMB eFacility portal.
  2. Login with your Email Address and Password.
  3. If you are unable to login, i.e. having the Invalid PIN Issue, follow the procedure already stipulated above under How to Check Your JAMB Admission Status.
  4. Click on the Admission Letter tab under Services.
  5. You will be required to make a payment of N1,000. Click on Continue to Payment.
  6. Click on Pay Now. Note that you will be deducted via the payment option you select (payment can be made via Remitta or MasterCard).
  7. After your payment is confirmed, you will be able to access your admission letter.
  8. Print your admission letter and file it for use when needed.

Proceed to make payment. Once payment is successful, the admission letter should be sent to your email.

NB: Don’t forget to check your admission status first before you proceed to print your admission letter.

Important Facts You Need to Know About Your JAMB Admission Letter

Fact 1:

Initially, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) had sole responsibility to determine who was admitted into any higher institution in Nigeria, but now, the schools actually have the final say on who gets admitted, and thus your chosen institution is the only place you can really get help whenever you have trouble with your admission.

Fact 2:

JAMB does not have any other way to determine who is qualified for admission but through the schools who organize Post UTME screening tests. The admission lists on JAMB website are first approved by the schools. If you get the “no admission offered yet” response on JAMB website when your name has actually appeared on your school’s admission list, it’s simply because JAMB is yet to update their database with your details or due to some errors while processing your information which will definitely be sorted out through your school.

In the case of double admission (i.e. Candidates admitted into two different institutions), Such candidates need to reject the less preferred admission and accept the more preferred one by following the instructions supplied by the schools for such cases.

Fact 3:

Many schools actually do not compulsorily ask for the admission letter printed from JAMB website before admitted candidates can be accepted to the school. Some schools even issue the admission letter themselves.

Therefore, if your name has already appeared on the admission list of your school of choice, it is okay to get to the school and follow the instructions outlined by the school authorities to accept your admission and proceed with your registration.

Fact 4:

The JAMB admission letter is of course an important document but you shouldn’t be in a rush to get one to avoid falling into the hands of scammers. Only print the admission letter when you are requested to do so by your school, or if you have confirmed your admission status on the JAMB eFacility portal. Some schools request their students to pay a certain amount of money to process the admission letter and validate their admission even years after the admitted candidates have already matriculated.

In the case of students admitted through pre-degree and other related programs whose names never appeared on JAMB’s website, they may need to regularize their admission with JAMB by following the instructions provided at their school’s admission unit. JAMB is working towards reducing and if possible eliminating the need to regularize admission. This is one the major reasons behind the JAMB CAPS process.

Note: You can always get the JAMB admission letter anytime, even years after you were admitted and you can do it by yourself.


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  • Do you have any questions about the JAMB admission letter printing procedure above? Are your encountering any problems printing your admission letter? Let us know here in the comments section, so that you can get help.

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  • pls will lasu admit 2nd choice student and also am nt yet been posted by jamb. pls i need a reply because am so worried

  • pls wat do i do av been checking but it keep on showing nt posted yet. why is there still hope. whereas as am nt an awaiting result candidate

  • pls how do I know I have been given admission into skul &I checked the Adm potal but they said no ADM yet . pls wot do I do?

  • Isaiah

    due to subject I offer in 2015 utme physics 63 biology 57 chem 67 eng 39 they gave me Admission in os-poly iree course statistic in schl of science later on I now decided to cross to engineering department but they said I don’t do math instead of math I did biology…good I now decide to run dpt xo that I can have access to electrical engineering… please admin can I use the admission letter of statistic for that engineering course after graduating or are shld do anoda jamb to get admission with DAT course

  • Isaiah

    due to subject I offer in utme physics 63 biology 57 chem 67 eng 39 they gave me Admission in os-poly iree course statistic in schl of science later on I now decided to cross to engineering department but they said I don’t do math instead of math I did biology…good I now decide to run dpt xo that I can have access to electrical engineering… please admin can I use the admission letter of statistic for that engineering course after graduating or are shld do anoda jamb to get admission with DAT course

  • Please is 2016 change of institutions form still on sale?

    1. Yes, it will be closing on Friday 29th, April 2016.

  • Mary Aikeh

    please I don’t know o,help me…my name was forwarded to the school(university of jos) for provincial list and uptil now I haven’t seen my name on any list,pls those DAT mean I wasn’t qualified for admission? My jamb score was 222,ume 40

  • Depuun Tavershima

    PLS SIR, THE UNIVERSITY HAVE GIVING ME ADMISSION AND JAMB ALSO GIVE ME ADMISSION, IN THIS CASE WHAT DO I DO.

  • Sammy Crown

    I got admission in OOU of Ogun state in 2014 but i was not able to do my registration due to lack of finance.
    My question is;do you think is possible for me to do my registration and continue or possibly start from 100level?
    In other words,is it possible for me to bring back the admission?
    Pls Sir,i need a fast reply!

    1. Sammy, you can but what you should have done then was defer the admission telling the school when you would be ready to start. However, if you have your proof of admission, I think you can be taken in.

  • Dear ,
    THanks for the good job done.
    Please I have been given admission but during the screening process, it was observed that the printed original JAMB admission letter does not carry both passport and Reg. no, and the school requests that I must get the letter carrying both infos.
    Please, What do I do and how do I go about it?

  • Besan Shangsat Regina

    I hv 191 n jamb nd i score 30 n ma post utme,pls sir wld d gv me admission?(unijos)Comments (required)

    1. Regina, what course did you put in for?

  • Ifenna

    pls av been given admission but jamb keep saying no admission yet what shall the poor me do pls

    1. Ifenna, as long as the school has given you admission, you have nothing to fear.

  • Hassan Ibrahim

    Hell0 sir i have a problem with my jamb name….. Their was a mistake in my jamb spelling name, instead of Hassan Ibrahim Adedayo. It was written as Hassan Ibrahim Adetayo in my jamb registration. So have been told to do an affidavit so i want to ask what name will it be on my school register. S0 please explain everything to me.

    1. Ibrahim, Did you register for JAMB in your school?

  • Aremu Adebayo

    I’v been offered admission in yabatech and i have already print d admission letter as d school requires.my concern now is,can i stil print another jamb admission letter if my choiced university later offer me admission?

  • Comments (required)sir I got admission on jamb portal but the school wouldn’t shortlist with my name.sir what will I do please!

    1. Aminu, print your JAMB admission letter and present it to your school.

  • Omowumi

    I ave been trying to know everything about kogi state university admission.have all d list been released or how because they have resume.