According to the JAMB admission policy, you must accept your admission on the Central Admission Processing System (CAPS).
You only become a bonafide newly admitted student of your school by accepting your admission on the JAMB CAPS. It is the only way to verify your school admission even after you see your name on your school portal.
You can only get your JAMB admission letter after acceptance on the JAMB Central Processing System.
There are two methods to check your admission status in Nigeria;
- JAMB Central Processing System (CAPS)
- JAMB Admission Letter Printing
Both methods of checking admission status require a JAMB registration number or SMS from a line linked to JAMB.
Depending on your school, you would accept your admission on CAPS before the admission list by your school of choice is released.
For example, the University of Nigeria releases her admission list on the University portal after uploading it on the JAMB CAPS.
It means that applicants can know if they have been admitted on the merit list by checking their JAMB CAPS.
Many undergraduate students have the problem of their admission not being processed by the CAPS. It could be due to failure of uploading of O’level by the student or an error by the school.
Whatever challenge you have with the CAPS, you must ensure that you resolve the problem with your school admission office.
Today, many students after graduating encounter challenges with NYSC mobilization because they do not have a JAMB admission letter.
I experienced this problem many years ago. Luckily for me, my university admission office resolved the issue.
In this post, I will walk you through the step by step guide on how to check your admission status using registration number or SMS.
Table of contents
- JAMB CAPS
- Requirements to Check JAMB Admission
- How to Check JAMB Admission Status
- How to Check JAMB Admission Status Without Email Address
- JAMB CAPS Admission Status
- Upload of O’level Result
- School Admission
- FAQ on JAMB Admission
The JAMB CAPS stands for the Joint Admission Matriculation Board Central Admission Processing System.
It is an online database that manages the admission processing of students in Nigerian tertiary institutions.
The JAMB CAPS helps ensure that the admission processes in tertiary institutions are transparent. The CAPS certifies only qualified candidates get admission.
Requirements to Check JAMB Admission
Here are the requirements to check your admission status on the JAMB CAPS;
- JAMB registration number
- Email address
- Mobile internet connection
- Smartphone or Personal Computer (PC)
- Payment for JAMB admission letter
How to Check JAMB Admission Status
Here are the procedures on how to check your JAMB admission status on CAPS;
A step by step guide on how to check your JAMB admission status on CAPS.
- Open Chrome or Safari browser on your phone
Open the internet browser app on your smartphone or PC.
- Visit the JAMB facility portal
Enter https://jamb.gov.ng/Efacility as web address on your browser
- Click on Create e-Facility Account/Log in
Enter your JAMB email address and password to login
- Select your JAMB examination year
Click on the dropdown menu to select your JAMB examination year
- Click on Check Admission Status
Select the purple bar to check your JAMB admission status
- Click on Access my CAPS
- Request for Desktop site on your phone browser
Click on the right menu bar of your browser to request for Desktop site
- Click on Admission Status
- Accept Admission
CLick on the left button to accept your admission
How to Check JAMB Admission Status Without Email Address
You can check your JAMB admission status without an email address using SMS on your phone. This process will cost you fifty naira (₦50).
Here is the procedure to check admission status without email;
- Open the SMS app on your phone
- Type 55019 or 66019 as SMS recipient
- Enter Status + Exam year as your message. Example STATUS 2025
- Click on the Send SMS button
- You will receive your admission status on SMS
It is advisable to check your admission status online on the JAMB CAPS.
JAMB CAPS Admission Status
The following are the different profiles for the JAMB CAPS;
- Not Admitted
- Admission in Process
- Accept Admission
Not admitted means that your school of choice is yet to consider you for admission into the school. It could also mean that you are yet to upload your O’level result.
Check here to see how to upload your WAEC or NECO result to the JAMB portal.
Admission in Process
Admission in process means acceptance by your school of choice. The CAPS system is currently reviewing your O’level result.
The process will fail if you are yet or recently uploaded your O’level result.
Accept or Reject Admission
Congratulations, you have been offered a provisional admission is a message you will see after final processing by the JAMB CAPS.
You can go on to click Accept.
Transfer of Admission
Transfer of admission means that your school of choice is considering transferring you to another department.
It happens when you do not meet the cut-off mark for the course of your choice.
Upload of O’level Result
Uploading of WAEC or NECO results is necessary for you to get admission on the JAMB CAPS.
The JAMB CAPS must verify that you have the correct subject combination to accept your admission.
heck here to see how to upload your WAEC or NECO result to the JAMB portal.
School admission is the list released by your school of choice.
Every tertiary institution in Nigeria has different methods of releasing its admission list.
- PDF admission list
- School Portal
- Notice Board Publication
- Newspaper Publication
- SMS Notification
FAQ on JAMB Admission
Admission status showing not admitted means you are yet to be accepted by your school of choice. It could also mean that you have admission but have failed to upload your O’level.
Uploading of O’level on the JAMB portal is free of charge at the CBT centres.
Yes, you can use your JAMB registration number to check your admission status on the JAMB CAPS.
Yes, you can check your O level (WAEC or NECO) results on the JAMB CAPS portal.
Yes, you can upload two (2) results in the JAMB portal. Tertiary institutions in Nigeria accept two (2) sittings result.
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