How to upgrade UTME registration to direct entry


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released guidelines for candidates who registered for and wrote the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and may wish to upgrade to Direct Entry.

According the guidelines made available to, this upgrade particularly applies to those who later obtained higher qualification in forms of A-levels or its equivalent.

The examining body says such upgrade attracts no additional fee aside what was already paid during UTME registration.

Fill form on JAMB efacility

Such candidates who wish to convert their UTME to DE should visit the JAMB efacility at Thereafter, they are to login to their profile on the efacility and complete the form named “Convert UTME to DE”.

Process changes UTME registration number

After successful completion and submission of the form, the candidate’s UTME registration number has letter “U” appended to it (the registration number now becomes 11 digits).

For instance, the UTME registration number 25513377AD after converting to DE becomes 25513377ADU.

Then available under DE in CAPS

The converted registration details will only be available on CAPS under Direct Entry.

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Subsequent records assessible with 11 digits

The record of candidates who have converted from UTME to DE can only be accessed on CAPS with the eleven (11) digits registration number.

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