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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I had admission last year into unical and I just found out today
Is it possible that I can defer it to this year session
Not possible because you did not pay for UNICAL Acceptance fee for last year plus you didnt go through the process so it is already too late.
Just got admission into unical and am running around inquiring how to differ it, been tough for me
Please go to the admission office and you will be directed on what to do but note that you must pay your acceptance fee and carry out all the necessary registrations though you do not have to pay school fees.
What if I pay the acceptance fee this year?
Can one still difered admission without paying acceptance fee?
Can I defer my admission without paying school fees but paid acceptance fee already?
My son got admission into COOU Awka through JUPEB this year. He has paid the acceptance fee. Must I pay school fees before I defer his admission
No you do not necessarily have to pay the school fees. The only compulsory fee you are to pay is his acceptance fee then you can go ahead with the deferment process
Very well yes it is possible
How can a 300 level student defer 400 level session and can I defer for 2 years before coming back to start 400?
Yes you can still defer so long as you provide all the requirements
I just got admission in federal university otuoke but I hv paid acceptance fee nd I can’t pay up d remaiBing money I can be able to defer m admission nd also if I succeed in referring will I start from 100level whn am resuming or 200level….
You can defer your admission but you will have to start afresh from 100 level where you stopped.
I just got admission into a ‘University. I’ve paid my Acceptance Fee but hope to defer the admission to next session. Please I want to know if the school will eventually require me to pay school fees for th session I wasn’t in school i.e this session that i will not be in school?
So long as you have paid your acceptance fee, you will not be required to pay for school fees during the period you will be out of school until you return. When you resume you can start paying school fees from the academic session you just resumed for. Hope this is clear?
Please am a ND student in yabatech and currently running a 2 year part-time program in business administration, just finished my Nd 1. The problem is i could not pay my school fees for my Nd2 before the started our exam. Can i still defer my admission?
I just finished my ND 1 part-time programme in yaba tech buh now i could not pay for my ND 2 school fees before our exam started pls can i still defer even after the 1st semester exam of ND 2 has been done.
please sir i applied in FUT minna, i dont want to start next year because am currently working and i need to save some money for my school fees and accomodation……. can i deffer the admission for like a year or two? and if i do differ the admission what will be the procedures when i resume? thanks sir
Of course you can defer your admission but first you must have paid your acceptance fee. You will have to physically be at the school to purchase the deferment form and you will be directed on what next to do.
Please can I defer the admission of a course that I am already studying to pick up the admission of another preferred course in the same school?
No it is not possible Esther
How many years can someone defer the admission to?
For as long as you can
Am in my 300level and I want to deffer my admission ,if am to resume will I still start from 300level?
Of course you will start from the year you deferred the admission
How does a current or returning student defer his/her admission? What are the typical charges associated with this kind of deferment?
What school are you referring to?
If I defer my admission and resume for the next academic session can I do transfer?to another department.
Yes you can
Is it possible for a new student to defer admission
Yes but you must pay your acceptance fee and do all necessary registrations before you go ahead with deferring of your admission.
Someone should plz epp me about unical admission differ processes
Please sir what if I have done with all registration I even pay school fees before differ the admission, will I have to pay another school when am resuming bck
so long as you are resuming for the same level, you don’t have to pay the same school fees again.
Thank you very much sir
Helli sir, my sister defer her Admission 2016 and will like to resume back, will that be possible or she will have to obtain another form and start all over
did she follow up with her deferment just to ensure its still active because deferment time has limits
Hello sir, I want to defer my admission in Federal University zamfara, is it possible to defer it and the process to follow. I got the admission in 2023/2024 session
You will have to visit the school and apply for deferment of admission. But note that if you are a fresh student who just gained admission you will have to pay your acceptance fee first.
I got admitted last year paid my acceptance fee and remita but did not go to school to resume is it possible to resume with the new student this year .
When exactly last year were you admitted and into which university?
Sir please can I differ admission in University of Abuja Center for Distance Learning??
Your kind and quick response sir.
I have paid sch fees already and i want deffer my admission til next season, can i stil pay fee next season dat am resuming.
Yes you will pay for the session you are resuming. When deferring admission you actually don’t need to pay the tuition fee. Other petty fees and acceptance fee are paramount.
I’m in 200level first semester, and I had an accident. And according to the doctor, the Exam will start before I will recover from the accident. So I want to defer the semester, so my question is, when I’m returning back which semester I my going to start with?
First of all, I’m so sorry about your accident, get well soon Ajon. So to your question, you will start with your first semester. You can’t defer and expect to go to the next semester without writing the semester examination and of course no special exam will be arranged for you.
What if I have paid school fees? Can it be refunded?
School fees can not be refunded.
Please I deffered my admission of 2023/2024
In uniport to 2023/2024 and I have not received any news on how to proceed with my registration please what is d next step
You are to go and resume registration. How do you expect UNIPORT to remind you of what is important to you.
My school don’t pay acceptance fee how do I go about deferring my admission to next year..
what school is that?
Nigeria Army University Biu borno state
Please sir i got admission into unijos, and i have started my registeration and my profile is still active but i later stoped the registeration process and they are in the second semester…can i still finish the registeration and defer it….cuz the stage am ryt now in the registeration is payment of school fees and acceptance fee cuz they are join together
That’s a bit complicated. If the registration is closed then you have lost the admission already
But in my profile is still showing me that i can go ahead and pay the fees
What exactly is it saying?
Its showing my informations, course,year, and break downdown of the school fees…i even generated my RRR yestarday
How can i defer admission in mouau?
Please am in 300 level but have been able to pay only my year 1 school fees and I want to defer my admission, what level will I start from if am to resume ?
You will resume from the 300 Level you stopped.
I have just graduated from Benue state university with some soil over courses and unpaid school fees. Can I defer the admission till I get the money and ready to take the spill courses?
I have always known it to be this way but I gained admission to one if the institutions for masters and I have paid acceptance fee and provided the documents for clearance. They are saying I have to pay for the session I am deferring, pay another school fees when I am returning and also pay for suspension.
I got admission in laspotech before I knew they are already done with exam can I still do admission transfer to new semester
Pls I got admission in laspotech before I could know dey are done with exam can I still do admission differ
Yes you can . Visit their admission officer
How does unilag work
I wish to defer my admission too
You can do so by visiting the admission school and applying for Deferment by obtaining the form. You will told the next step of action.
If I defer my Admission for 2026 session because of money… And by God’s grace I got my school fees in 2024… Can I start that year, or wait till 2026 session??
You can still start in 2024.
HOW CAN I DEFER NOW??? I PAID ONLY ACCEPTANCE FEE AND FORM PLS I NEED RESPONSE NOW
Some schools would accept you defer by paying acceptance fee, some now would expect you pay tuition fee too.
I got admission into ilaro polytechnic and have already paid for acceptance fee and school fees but have not resume whereas the session has start since January,can I still go on with the deferment process
Yes you can still defer your admission.
Pls a friend of mine got admitted to fed poly bida…..she paid for acceptance fee and also defer the section online….pls hope she can reason when fresher are also resuming
Yes she can
I got admission into ilaro polytechnic and have already paid the acceptance fee and school fees due to health issues I couldn’t attend any class and I just resumed one week to exam ,can I still defer the admission
Of course you can still defer the admission
I just gain admission into federal polytechnic nekede and I hv paid my school fees and acceptance fee bt am pregnant and almost due,so I want to defer the admission is it possible and will d school fees I paid still serve for wen I return
Yes you can deferr your admission. You can pay the acceptance fee
I got admission this year,I already paid school fees and other charges but I won’t be able to resume because of some issues,if I defer my admission now,will I still pay school fees when I resume?
No you won’t
Got admitted to mouau…have paid acceptance fee but I don’t know if the school allows student to defer
Of course it is your educational right to defer. Just that you must give cogent reasons to do so.
Got admission into nasarawa state university keffi 2023/2024 season
Have accepted the admission and pay acceptance fee but had no money to pay my school fees
Now have gotten the money to pay what is the process to get back to school now
Did you defer your admission after paying your acceptance fee? If no then i still doubt if you can continue. Just visit NSUK admission office, if anything can be done to remedy the situation, you will be told what steps to follow.
Can I defer admission as a 200l student in delsu
Sure you can. You can defer even at 300 Level