Upgrade JAMB UTME to Direct Entry 2022/23 (step by step)

Today I want to share with you my thought and the right procedures on how to Convert or Upgrade your Jamb UTME to Direct Entry (DE).

Upgrading of UTME to direct entry is for candidates with UTME profile, NCE, ND, IJMB, JUPEB, NABTEB Advanced, and Cambridge A’Level who prefer being offered admission to Direct Entry.

Requirements for JAMB UTME Upgrade to Direct Entry

Candidates eligible for UTME to DE upgrade are those that obtain UTME form for that current year

Those that have their NCE, ND, HND, IJMB, OR JUPEB result and also participated in the UTME examination but didn’t meet the required cut-off mark for the course he/she wants to study or have a very low score can apply for UTME to DE upgrade

Also, Candidates that are waiting for their NCE, ND, HND, IJMB, OR JUPEB results can obtain the UTME form and once the result/certificate is out you can convert it to Direct Entry.

Your jamb registration slip.

You must have your JAMB profile code.

How to Convert Jamb UTME to Direct Entry (DE)

Visit the nearest JAMB office.

Tell them you have come for the upgrading JAMB runz 2023 of your UTME to DE (direct entry)

Go along with your UTME registration slip, A’level results, and JAMB profile code

You will be asked to choose two universities– 1st and 2nd choice.

After upgrading, wait for your information to reflect on the portal of the new school you’re proposing.

How much is JAMB charging for UTME upgrade to Direct Entry?


According to the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, the JAMB UTME to Direct Entry is free of charge.

Deadline for Upgrading UTME to DE (direct entry)

This process doesn’t have a deadline. It starts immediately you are done writing your JAMB exam and ends when jamb start giving admission.

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