Sequel to the activation of the JAMB CAPS admission status portal, questions have been coming from candidates concerning the meaning of some terms like “NOT ADMITTED”, “ADMISSION IN PROGRESS” etc they see on their CAPS portal.

It is not news anymore that schools in Nigeria have started releasing their admission lists, some of the frequently asked questions by students are: What does “Admission in progress” in JAMB CAPS mean?”, How can i accept my admission in JAMB CAPS?, What does “Recommend” in Jamb CAPS mean?  What does “admission pending” in JAMB CAPS mean?, what does “sorry no admission given yet” in JAMB CAPS mean?
Meaning of Admission in progress, Sorry no admission is given yet, not admitted, Meaning of admission in Progress, Meaning of No admission given yet, admission in-process and admission pending in JAMB CAPS admission status.

Meaning of Admission in progress, Not admitted and admission pending in JAMB CAPS admission status.

First, it is very important to know these things so you will not make mistakes that will likely jeopardize your chances of gaining admission this year.

Again, if you have not checked your JAMB CAPS yet and your school have released admission list, kindly sit down and read this topic very carefully. Nonetheless, if you have checked it, please don’t do anything yet. Make sure you read this topic painstakingly before you click any button. I am going to explicitly explain all the questions I mentioned below. Coupled with that, I will answer other related questions students ask about JAMB CAPS admission.

As a matter of fact, this topic is for every 2019/2020 JAMB candidate. If you wish to gain admission into any Nigerian institution, please read this article very carefully because it will be of benefit importance to you.

So, before I enter fully into the topic of today, I would like to tell you little about JAMB CAPS and how it offers admission.

What are JAMB CAPS?

JAMB CAPS which means, JAMB Central Admission Processing System (CAPS). It is a platform created by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to ensure transparency and equality in the way admission is offered in every Nigerian institutions. According to the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) system, institutions in Nigeria can only admit those aspirants who meet their cut off points through JAMB CAPS. If a candidate fails to meet the cut off mark made by JAMB, that candidate would certainly be denied admission irrespective of the candidate’s connection.

It should however be noted that the cutoff marks referred to in this section are the general cutoff mark released by JAMB for every institution in Nigeria. Now, let’s see how you can access your admission via JAMB CAPS.

Frequently Ask Questions (FAQs)On JAMB CAPs and Answers

When I log in I get a Welcome Page:

If you tried login into your JAMB CAPs Profile and you see a Welcome Page, there is nothing to worry about, all hope is not lost yet.

All you have to do is to follow the two steps highlighted below.

*Ensure you are using a Desktop or PC, if you are using a mobile phone make sure you change the view to desktop view, this option is available for almost all browsers

*Scroll down and click on “Admission Status “, that’s all, you can then accept or reject your Admission if given admission already.

How can I check my JAMB CAPS?

Meaning of Admission in process, Not admitted and admission pending in JAMB CAPS admission status
Meaning of Admission in process Not admitted and admission pending in JAMB CAPS admission status

Below are the steps to check your admission status via JAMB CAPS:

Login to Jamb Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) using any of the links below:  or

Enter your Jamb Profile email and password in the space provided.

Scroll down the menu and click on Check Admission Status.

Click on Access my CAPS

Now your profile will be displayed on your screen

On your Jamb Admission Status you will see the option to accept or reject your admission

Click on accept admission If you were given admission but leave it if your admission is pending.

What does “Admission pending” mean?

If after checking your JAMB CAPS admission status; and it shows “Admission pending”, it means that you have not been offered admission in any Nigerian university yet. In this case, it is advisable to check your JAMB admission status later. You can do that when the admission list (merit/supplementary) of the Institution has been released.

Meaning Of “admission in progress” mean?

Meaning of Admission In Progress – Just like when JAMB CAPS system shows that your Admission is pending, “Admission in progress” means that the institution is yet to submit her admission lists to JAMB for uploading into the CAPS system. If this is the case, you are expected to also wait and check the JAMB CAPS admission status later.

Don’t let anybody deceive you. If your JAMB admission status is showing “admission in progress”, it doesn’t mean that you will not be offered admission. It simply means that your admission is still on its way.

What does “Not admitted” in JAMB CAPS mean?

If JAMB CAPS show you “Not admitted“, it means that you were not admitted into your desired school. In other words, you were not offered admission in that academic session. In my view, there is nothing you can do in this case than to apply for admission the next year.

School has given me admission but JAMB CAPS is still saying “Admission pending” what should i do?

The answer to this question is simple. If you were admitted into your desired institution (That is, through admission list) but it did not reflect in JAMB CAPS, then you have to keep calm and wait until the admission list is finally uploaded into JAMB CAPS. The fact is that JAMB has not yet gotten the list of students admitted into your desired Institution and that is why it is not showing in your JAMB CAPS admission status yet.

After waiting for a month or more, go back and check you JAMB CAPS using the step by step procedure i highlighted for you above. It must have been uploaded by that time.

You don’t need to panic at all because this same thing happened to me in 2017. After a while, i went back to JAMB CAPS and i accepted my admission without any problem. So you see, you are not alone.

How Jamb CAPS Works

I think it is important to know how JAMB CAPS offers admission to aspirants as it will help you to understand some of the things i have explained previously in this post. So briefly, this is how JAMB CAPS works:

First, it is pertinent to know that JAMB works with every institution in Nigeria when offering admission to students. Before you can gain admission into any university, polytechnic or college of education in Nigeria, you must accept your admission through JAMB CAPS. And like i said, this CAPS admission system was introduced by JAMB to regulate the way institutions in Nigeria offer admission. To be precise, JAMB is trying to reduce the rate at which students pay their ways into Nigerian institutions.

For you to be admitted through JAMB CAPS, you must have been admitted into your desired school first. It is the Institution that will transfer the names of admitted students to JAMB for uploading. This usually takes some time. After about 2 – 3 weeks, the names will be uploaded by JAMB and prospective students will be able to accept their admission via CAPS.

Okay! I hope you got everything you are searching for in this short tutorial. I enjoin you to asks questions where you don’t understand. Again, if there is any important information you think should be added to this post, please let me know using the comment section. Remember not to accept or reject your admission without proper consideration.

In my opinion, it is not good to reject an admission that was given to you by a particular institution with the hope that another institution will offer you admission. This happens barely. I believe you now know the meaning of Admission in process, Not admitted and admission pending in JAMB CAPS.

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