How To Defer Your Admission In A University or Polytechnic In Nigeria

On this write up, we shall be educating candidates on steps to be taken on how to defer admission. Deferring admission is a phenomenon, this happens every academic session, people defer their admissions into either university, polytechnics and even colleges of educations for various reasons, one of the famous reasons newly admitted students defer their admissions is the financial challenge, some could be due to change of environment, inability of pay their school fees or necessary charges.

How To Defer Your Admission In A University or Polytechnic In Nigeria 1

Pardon me if I for not explaining the meaning of deferring admission as I assumed you already know, for the sake of those who do not properly understand what it means, Deferring admission simply means that you (newly admitted candidates) have been accepted, but you have decided to delay starting the school.

Please note that deferment is not attributed to new students as current or returning students also can defer their admission for one reason or the other.

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It would be worthy to note that until the admission office approves your application for deferment of your admission; your application is not concluded.

Various universities and polytechnics may have one or two differences but the processes are practically the same in all institutions in Nigeria.

How To Defer Your Admission In Any University or Polytechnic In Nigeria

Below are the steps that must be followed in the process of deferring your admission status either as a fresher or returning student

STEP 1: Candidate must confirm his/her Admission Status must; pay Acceptance Fee showing evidence of having accepted the provisional offer of admission from JAMB.

STEP 2: Candidate is, therefore, expected to go through the Online Clearance Process, up to Eligibility Clearance Stage to get cleared online.

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STEP 3: If cleared online, candidate should go to the Admissions Office with the following documents for Physical Clearance:

i. A coloured Print-Out of Clearance Eligibility Form with Candidate’s “Clearance Status” boldly indicated Cleared on top of the Form.
ii.    Original WAEC/NECO/NABTEB certificates. Online coloured printouts will suffice where the Candidate’s Certificates are not originals/ available.
iii.    Coloured printout of JAMB Admission Letter
iv.    Birth Certificate, but where this is not available, Statutory Declaration of Age will suffice.

STEP 4: Candidates cleared at the Admissions Office are expected to proceed to the Bank to pay a Deferment Fee (Institutions have their various fee fixed but this is usually between 5,00- to 10,000 Naira)

STEP 5: Candidates, after payment, should submit the Bank Teller to the Bursary Department of the University and obtain a receipt.

STEP 6: Having obtained a Receipt, Candidate should return to the Admissions Office with the Receipt and obtain a Deferment of Admission Form, to be duly completed by the Candidate thereafter submitted to his/ her Faculty Officer for Processing.

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STEP 7: At this stage you are sure of your application for deferment being approved and the student is free to leave and return at a specified date.

Please note that upon return, the student would also go through another process of application.

The above are the major requirements, steps and procedures to be taken in deferring your admission in any of the tertiary institutions in Nigeria so if you have any question as regards the above, you could get to us via the comment section below and we shall respond in no time.


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