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5 Reasons Most Students Are Not Offered Admission Despite High Post-utme Score

This page will show you the top Five Reasons Most Students Are Denied Admission Despite Scoring High in Post-utme

Most admission seekers are oftentimes left confused trying to know the reason why they were not offered admission to the institution of their choice despite having a very high UTME score. At times, having a high Post-UTME is not a guarantee for admission.

This page will show you the 5 reasons why some students are denied admission despite having a high post utme score.

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Top 5 Reasons Candidates Are Denied Admission

  1. Wrong UTME combination
  2. University’s catchment area
  3. Low UTME Score
  4. Wrong O’level result
  5. Lack of Information


  1. Wrong UTME combination

This is one of the reasons a number of students lose admission despite beating the post-UTME cut-off point. At times though, some students are being stripped of their admission or moved to another department during the process of first-year registration simply because of wrong JAMB subject combination.

For instance, depending on the school, a student seeking admission to study mass communication would definitely lose the admission if he or she did not take Literature-in-English as part of the four subjects for the UTME exam. Similarly, a student seeking admission to study Physics and Electronics should definitely select Physics as part of his UTME subject combination.

Before any student fills his or her JAMB form, he or she should painstakingly go through the JAMB Brochure to know the right subject combination for his or her course of study.

If you have already chosen a course with the wrong utme subject combination, then we recommend you change the course to a course that fits that your subject combination.

RECOMMENDED: JAMB UTME Subject Combination for all Courses

  1. University’s catchment area

Most federal universities, including some state universities, still retain the policy of catchment area in selecting students for admission.

For instance, the UNILAG catchment area constitutes majorly South Western states. This implies prospective students from the South West have higher chances of gaining admission. For example, a prospective student from Osun state who scored 56, applying to study sociology may be offered admission while another student from Imo state who scored 60 may not be offered admission.

In view of the above, admission seekers should always be aware of a university’s catchment area and requirements before selecting any university.

CHECK: Catchment Areas for Universities in Nigeria

  1. Low UTME Score

Oftentimes, I pity most Jambites who score within the range of 180 and 210 because such scores limit their chances of gaining admission in a situation where they have to compete for the same admission slot with students who score as high as 250 and above.

And most universities still compute both UTME and post-UTME scores in calculating the student’s average score.

Hence, having a low UTME score can also hinder one’s opportunity of gaining admission. It is always advisable for students to try to score 250 and above in order to be on the safer side.

However, if your utme score is very low and your school conducts post utme (exam), then you should strive to score extremely high in the post utme. This is to guarantee your spot on the merit admission list.

RECOMMENDED: How to Score Extremely High in Post UTME

  1. Wrong O’level result

Not having the right O’level subjects for the course you’re going for could deny you the chance of gaining admission even if you score high in the post utme.

Last year, a friend of mine was given admission into the University of Nigeria (UNN), but her admission was withdrawn because she didn’t have at least a credit pass in a science subject.

So you see, it’s essential you ensure that you possess the right O’level subject combination for the course you’re going for.

  1. Lack of Information

Last but not the least, not having the right information might deny you the chance of gaining admission even if you score extremely high in the post utme.

Some schools, usually ask candidates to submit some information within a specified deadline. Candidates who don’t follow the instruction might be denied admission.

Hence we advise you always stay abreast with the right information from your school. This is why ALLSCHOOL was created, to always feed aspirants with timely educational information.

Do you think the list is not complete and do you want to add a reason? Then do feel free to use the comment box below and share with us.


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Ogunlusi precious

Is Kwasu still giving admission???

Ogunlusi precious

But My information is not wrong
And my utme is high
And my o, level is correct


Please can I study health information management with English, biology, chemistry, physics as my utme subject


Can I get into unizek with a cut-off mark above 180 and below 200?

Oseloke chisomaga

Can Coou accept 150 for microbiology

jumbo randy

Pls can one study mass com having a Pass in Literature,Having made English B,Pls i need an advice.


When will polytechnic Ibadan admission list be out for 2023 session


I scored 261 in my jamb ,19 in my postutme , my olevel score is 8 and putme + olevel is 27 out of 50 … utme score is 261/8 is equal to 32.625 and my aggregate score is 59.625 ( my proposed course is building ) ……Can I be offered admission into OAU 2023/2024


Okay 👌

Chidera Obiakor

Please can someone who score 203 in Jamb and uses waiting result can he write post UTME and what is his chance of gaining admission in AFIT to study in aerospace engineering

Bamgbala azeez bamgbala

If I failed to claim my state of origin before state of origin committee verification happens does that mean I will lose my admission

Tilda Niki

Is it all school that write post UTME

Sombili Gift Onyinyechukwu

Please can unizik accept 162 cut off mark


How to prepare for AFIT 2023/2024 post UTME with the sole aim of scoring extremely hig

-Degree course
Accounting ..

Umar amar

But I don’t any of these prob and buk don’t offer me admission

David Gabriel

If someone should score F9 in Physics and the rest paper are good, aspiring for Architecture and been given Admissions in Varsity

What advice can you give to such person?

Secondly, would that fellow be giving admissions by Jamb CAPS after school have recommended such fellow for admission already?


Good evening sir pls I check my subjects combination now and I saw 3 subjects but English was excluded pls what can I do

Khairat Abisola

Is lautech third batch admission list out?


Pls I scored 218 in jamb and I want to study business administratio but my o, level results for account is D7 will I be able to gain admissions


Please I scored 252 in my jamb this year and scored 144 in the putme for uniport and am going for pharmacy. Please what are my chances of gaining admission.


in a situation candidates didnt meet the cutoff mark of chosen course but meet up with another course cutoff marks in another department in the same faculty,will unilag give automatic admission to such candidates in that course he/she meet up or the candidate need to reapply or reregister for such new course?

Usman Mariam omowumi

Please,when is the date for2022/2023screening in ASCOE Afaha nsit

Usman Mariam omowumi

Agricultural Technology

Shadrach Panle

Please, when is the date for AFIT 2022/2023 Post UTME screening?

Shadrach Panle

Please, when is the date for the AFIT Post UTME screening?


Please when is the date for 2022/2023 screening in ASCOE Afaha nsit


Is Unical writing post utme for 2021/2022 session


How many time can someone do correction of data 202122

Olanlehin Aisha

What are the necessary information for ospoly

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