What you should do if your admission status reads ‘Not Admitted’


You may have checked your admission status on the Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) portal after we told you that JAMB had opened the platform

CAPS is one of the innovations to admission processing introduced by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for the 2017/2018 admissions process. 

In case you haven’t checked your admission status yet, please click here to know how to check it

Perhaps, you saw NOT ADMITTED as your admission status. It simply means that you have not been offered provisional admission at your institution of choice.

There are various possibilities to that. It may be that your institution had not yet submitted your names to JAMB. Probably, your chosen institution was yet to release its admission list. So, just be patient and check the portal again later. 

If neither of the above applies to you and you are still with the NOT ADMITTED status, that would definitely mean your institution had completed its admission process but didn’t find you qualified based on its parameters for admission. 

What you should do if your admission status reads ‘Not Admitted’

Do not click on the ACCEPT icon until your Admission status changes to ADMITTED. Note that by clicking on the ACCEPT it means you’ve accepted a non-existent Admission.

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By the time your desired institution releases its admission list, you will see both “ACCEPT” and “DECLINE” icons.

You are also not allowed to click on the ACCEPT icon until you have received an admission notification from the institution of your choice.

To those who have already clicked on the ACCEPT icon, your action implies that you have agreed and accepted the Course, and Institution Choice, so you won’t be placed in the JAMB proposed CAPS MARKET PLACE.

Candidates should wait for their institution of choice to release its Admission list, which would change their CAPS ADMISSION STATUS from, NOT ADMITTED to ADMITTED, then the choice is yours whether to click on the ACCEPT icon or DECLINE if you don’t want.

But if by then it still shows NOT ADMITTED, you will surely be placed in the CAPS MARKET PLACE i.e waiting for schools that couldn’t meet up with their Admission Quota to admit you on request.

Lastly, for those who have already clicked on the ACCEPT icon, all you could do to help yourself is to keep praying and hoping to get another chance, for you have automatically disqualified yourself from being returned to the CAPS MARKET PLACE if you were not later admitted.


  1. I have already been given admission by my institution and I have already even printed my admission letter but my jamb admission status still says no admission has been given yet

  2. I clicked on the accept icon but not admitted yet….it didn’t show anything…. Infact the button didn’t press…..what would happen?

  3. Good day sir,I’m confused if Unilag has released its admission list cos some of my friends said dey ave been admitted through jamb caps but I opened mine nd I saw not admitted pls wat shud I do

  4. please sir I have been offered admission in Funai, and I also accepted my admission on caps,and it says congratutions you have accepted admission, but my jamb status still says no admission is given yet and I can’t print my admission letter. please what do I do?

  5. Pls I accepted jamb caps mistakingly while my school was operating on ND, but now the school has been accredited to run a degree programme which I went for the screening as well but bcos I have mistakingly accept the previous pls if I come to jamb office to complain can it be rectified so I can stand a chance of getting the degree admission?

  6. what of if is showing you have not yet been given admission that means jamb is still processing or the still didn’t give jamb the name

  7. please I have accepted my admission on jamb caps be z still showing not yet admitted on my admission status tho my course was changed

  8. jamb caps gave me admission and I have even printed my admission letter but I can’t pay my acceptance fee becoz my school portal is showing not admitted.what do I do??

  9. I try to check my admission status it showing me search yesterday and this morning I try to check it am seeing click on admission status what does it mean

  10. my admission status has been showing admission in progress for weeks I don’t know what wrong please what should I do? and UI says it has released it’s merit list I went to the school to complain ma name is on the merit list please why is my admission status still showing admission in progress

  11. Sir I have been offered admission to oou..but the jamb caps still telling me ‘not yet given admission’ and have already paid my acceptance fee… please what sld I do now… because am afraid oo

  12. Good day Sir, I’ve been offered admission into FUTO, and I have not been given admission by jamb.
    Although, I’ve paid for acceptance and school fee.
    P.S: most of my friends have been admitted by jamb.
    Pls what do I do?

  13. My school has released its admission list and I was admitted and when I checked my jamb caps it had changed to admission in progress, but when I checked it today it was saying not admitted..what do I do?

  14. I scored 207 and my course is electrical/electronic engineering. Due to my score, I had to change to Physics Education while I applied for post UTME for Unilorin. Change of course was successful and I passed post UTME (above 50%). I have been waiting for admission till yesterday, I checked my admission status on CAPS. I was a bit confused when I logged in my JAMB profile. The course that I did originally chose is still the same. No change at all. They said I was not admitted. In meantime, I logged in my Unilorin profile where I checked my admission They said, I have yet not been recommended for admission. Check back later.
    Do it means I am still safe? Do I stand a chance of getting admission?

  15. Pls I did not know that Absu offered me admission last year until now, and I went ahead to accept admission, and this year I applied for MOU and have not being offered admission , pls will my name still be on Jambs caps market place??

  16. My name is on Lautech admission list and it is not on caps so I decide to change it to first choice but not admitted is still showing on caps I hope changing it to first choice will not affect and can I pay the acceptance fee

  17. I have been admitted on lasu list but it is still showing *not admitted* on my caps and the accepting is not showing…
    What should I do because accepting of admission is closing tomorrow on caps

  18. Pls sir,my jamb cap is still showing not admitted, mean while,I HV be given admission to,by the school of my choice,pls,wat can be the course

  19. I have been admitted in funai since last week but my caps is saying Not Admitted. how do I get admission letter should I do regularization

  20. My admission status has been showing Admission in progress for More than a week now I have uploaded ma o’level I don’t know what wrong

  21. Unn offered me admission two months ago but my Caps is still showing Not admitted. Pls what’s the problem? My fellow aspirants have accepted theirs.

    • I had the same problem,then I was told to reupload my waec result which I did on Oct 17 2018,I was so worried but the admission reflected two days after on caps for me to accept,I accepted and my admission status on jamb showed that I have been offered admission to my school..reupload your result ad che k caps daily..hope this helps

  22. Good day sir, I reuploaded my waec result yesterday because my admission didnt reflect on jamb caps but i got admitted on the school’s portal unizik.I also so that caps deadline was dated Oct 16th to accept admision.my admission didn’t reflect on jamb caps,pls what do I do?

  23. I uploaded my olevel result on the 8 of this month and I av not been given admission neither by caps nor school
    and they av been giving people admissions how sure is my admission ??

  24. I received a text from jamb CAPS via SMS that I’ve been given admission but when I checked my CAPS,my status was Not Admitted
    What should I do?

  25. Good afternoon, please my course was changed on jamb caps but not admitted yet, and others have started seeing admitted while some admission in progress. What could be the problem please

  26. Good afternoon, please my course was changed on jamb caps but still not admitted, whereas some people have started seeing admitted while some admission in progress. What could be the problem please

  27. Please sir.. What should I do? I applied for med lab but my course have been changed to biochemistry but it still showing not admitted instead if admi in progress or admitted…. Pls why?

  28. my younger sister was given admission last year at oou but she did not accept her admissionon caps,she d because she did not know that she was suppose to accept ,she did not know caps exist.can she visit jamb office or is the admission still valid because she is in 200 level now

  29. i have been given admission through jamb caps but its showing not admitted in my school what can i do i need an urgent reply

  30. Hello sir, I passed my department cut off, and I’ve still not seen changes in CAPS and dose DAT even reach my mark have started seeing changes

  31. I have been offered admission in jamb market place pls should I reject or leave it cos am not interested and does DAT mean I won’t b offered any admission by my choice of school n lastly b4 all these I had accepted a blank admission pls I hope I have not lost d chance of being admitted

  32. I got jamb admitted message in my inbox yesterday(JAMBCAPS) .. But I checked through online jamb caps and saw ‘no admission given yet’.. What might be the problem??

  33. My caps has changed to admission in progress and a university I didn’t apply for has offered me admission in my market place……..I av been trying to reject the admission but it’s not working.What do I do?

  34. Futminna gave me provisional admission for DE but my jamb caps shows a different course and I’m still not admitted even 7 days after re-uploading my results as advised. Can I still get admission from Jamb because Futminna’s payment of acceptance fee closes on the 7th of November? And if I’m still not offered admission for DE, is it possible to do change of institution?

  35. Sir… I keep seeing not admitted on my caps, but i mistakenly pressed ACCEPT.. I hope it does not affect it and am worried why i’m yet to be given admission

  36. I’ve been admitted on the school portal but yet it’s still NOT ADMITTED on jamb caps, could it be because I’ve clicked on d accept on the jamb caps while I’ve not been admitted ?

  37. My daughter apply for law but could not meet up with the cut off,just diff of 3.75.When I checked her cap I discovered the course has been changed to English and Literature, it still reads not admitted. Pls is there any hope?

  38. My school has released only the first batch but my name wasn’t there. I checked via Jamb Caps and it says Not Admitted. Is there still a chance that I will be admitted because I met all the requirements

  39. Please sir, my name is on school admission list even I have already printed school admission later, but I choose biochemistry in post utme but the school later offer me earth science. I accepted admission on cap while still showing biochemistry and I was offer earth science, hope no problem with dat sir

  40. My school gave me admission but when I checked jamb caps it showed not admitted Nd I also clicked on accept admission even though it was inactive…pls wat do I do??


  42. i have been admitted in school portal but caps is showing not admitted if i did not see my admission on caps what is my chance of going to school.

  43. I mistakenly paid for admission letter on jamb caps and I have not been admitted the payment is pending does it mean I won’t be admitted.

  44. The school I choose as third choice of institution has offered me admission but jamb cap is not displaying my third choice is showing the first institution that I choose and I did not register for post utme what will I do for jamb cap to display my third choice so I can accept it

  45. my caps is still showing not admitted and I was told dat ui has sent all her merit lists to jamb and l just re upload my o’level result on jamb portal…..hope it’s not too late???

  46. my caps is showing not admitted,I was told dat ui has sent all her merit lists to jamb but I just re upload my result….pls hope it’s not too late???

  47. Good day sir,pls can I still change my course to another course now that my school of choice has started giving admission,pls I dnt know if am allowed to do that, pls I really need an urgent reply coz am now depressed and restless becoz of this

  48. Good day sir I choose a particular university but later on I changed it to another university as my first choice and I have been offered the admission in the school but my jamb caps is showing me not admitted pls what should I do

  49. Sir the accepted admission is not activated and its still showing not admitted and you click on it will it affect on chance of admission cos the accept admission is inactive

  50. PlsI clicked accept admission numerous times even without being admitted, because its my dream, pls would I be considered to be given a course in which I met the cut off?

  51. I have been given admission into AE-FUNAI but my jamb cap is giving me a different course and still writing NOT ADMITTED… pls wat does it mean or what should I do???

  52. I checked my market place but I didn’t see any school…All I saw was no data returned…Please sir,wot does it mean…Secondly,which school post utme form is still…Can I still do change of institution?

  53. I accepted admission on caps when it changed to admitted and when I went to check my admission status, I saw sorry no admission given yet, is that a problem???

  54. My caps show:congratulations you have been offered admission and I clicked the accept button wheares I have not done screening in the school I changed to..the name of the school is federal college of education special..hope there won’t be problem sir.thank u sir

  55. I scored 245 and applied for Pharmacy at unijos. I did screening and upload my waec on 9th November as instructed by the registrar. Other aspirants have seen congrats and admission in progress. Mine is still not admitted. Any explanations?

  56. With an aggregate score of 62.5,its clear I didn’t make merit list to study mass com. The cut off is 69
    Please,am I going to get another course..or I’ll wait till next year,because. The second batch of supplement list is out and my status is still not admitted

  57. Evening sir

    My course was changed on jamb caps and status changed to admission in progress for a week now

    Is my admission safe?? I’m really worried as it is cos reg begins next week

    School’s Unilag by the way
    A swift reply would be nice..

  58. Please in my jamb portal I clicked on payment and I saw a sales of utme transaction not found
    And school has given me admission but my jamb caps is still not admitted
    Please what should I do?

  59. I just discovered that my credentials were not uploaded on jamb website even though it was uploaded b4 . Meanwhile i beat d cut off mark for my school. Could this be d reason why i have not been given admission. If yes, will same admission if sent by the school before to jamb still reflect after i upload it? Cos the school have posted up to 3 batches now. And i was told that it will take 3 days for d upload to reflect on jamb portal.

  60. please I mistakenly accept my admission when it written not admitted and now jamb has changed my course and it still written not admitted please what should I do.

  61. good day sir,my school of choice have been released and compiled Admission list and I saw my name in the list but whenever I check my admission status am seeing admission is given yet please tell me what to do. Furthermore I applied for Biochemistry and they gave me education biology in the school Admission list

    • Contact the registrar of your institution to complain. Meanwhile, the course you are offered may be where space was available for you in that school based on your score.

  62. Good evening sir.
    I have been admitted on the school website but when I checked my status, I saw “not admitted”
    I went for re-uploading of my O’level as advised. On getting there, I found out that it was blank and I was surprised because I re-uploaded when we were told to.
    After 4 days and I didn’t see any changes on my status, I went to check only to find out that my result was not there again.. I re-uploaded again.
    Then I went to JAMB office at Ikoyi to complain and they said I should upload over there.. But I have not seen any changes still.
    What should I do?

  63. My school has released it’s first batch list and already working on the second list but still CAPS is still saying not admitted…. Is there still chance

  64. My school of choice has released all their admission lists and my name happens to be on one of them but my CAPS is still telling me “not admitted” what solid I do please

  65. I check my admission status on CAPS I saw it that I’ve been admitted and I accepted the admission but on getting to the school portal I’m still seeit that no admission has been given yet please check back later, what’s going on

  66. I have been offered admission to futminna since last year but anytime i check jamb caps I says no admission given yet, what does that mean

  67. 1.When I was registering for utme, I mistakenly wrote gmail acct, though they are the same but one letter was replaced with another letter. Now, I have been given admission but I don’t know how I can print notification of admission.

    2. I rearrange my name during utme registration and that’s what I have been using with all other registration but differ from olevel result. I just discovered the issue and I was told that it must be the same, that arrangement of names matters a lot. So, how can I go about it?
    Please, help me out ASAP.

  68. In jamb caps ….my institution and course is no longer showing,just my subject combination, jamb score ,my name and others, please what does that mean?….

  69. In jamb caps my institution and course is no longer showing…. Only my subject combination, name jamb score etc…pls what does that mean?

  70. I have a friend that complained that she couldn’t summit by herself after the examination today, she had to wait for her time to be up.
    My question is this, could it be that the system submitted her work for her?

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