Schools That Admit if You Don’t Meet Cut-Off Marks (Automatic Admissions)
LIST OF UNIVERSITIES, POLYTECHNICS, AND COLLEGES THAT GIVE AUTOMATIC ADMISSIONS
This is what I mean.
Do you know some universities will still give their candidates admissions even if they don’t meet up with the departmental cut-off marks declared?
There are a few universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education that will draw cut-off marks for their aspirants. These candidates might be left open to nothing if they consider other universities. But these sets of institutions will still drop them to similar courses in case they fail to meet up with the drawn cut-off marks.
For example, a candidate seeking admission into Pharmacy has 68% in post UTME. But the university Pharmacy cut-off mark is 75%. The university may then drop him into another course with a less cut-off mark such as pharmacology, Anatomy, Physiology, etc.
These schools are not common really but we still have them around. Hence, this post is a product of my personal experience and research.
Let’s ride on.
Universities that Consider Other Courses for Candidates who Didn’t Meet Up with their Cut-Off marks.
1. Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)
The university will, without asking for a fresh application or candidates’ consent, give them other courses.
This doesn’t mean they’re generous to give you more competitive courses like Nursing or Pharmacy if you don’t meet up with Medicine and Surgery. Don’t expect such an offer if you don’t pass their post-UTME in the first place.
I’ve seen candidates chasing Pharmacy given Industrial Chemistry instead. I’ve seen candidates pursuing Linguistics given History and History education.
Candidates will then choose whether to accept these new courses or otherwise.
This offer is usually given to both the university’s pre-degree and non-pre-degree candidates.
2. University of Ibadan (UI)
After the post-UTME, the university usually publicizes a new set of uncompetitive courses for candidates who passed their post-UTME (scoring 50% above) but got lower scores than the departmental requirement.
Candidates can then apply for these new courses directly on the school portal. If lucky, the university gives them admission.
Similar to this is how the university usually gives automatic admission to UTME candidates into their Distance Learning Centre (DLC) programmes. Candidates who are unlucky for university admission through UTME and DE can then choose whether to accept DLC admission or not.
3. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
And just recently, they dropped candidates who didn’t meet departmental cut-off marks to less competitive courses.
4. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba (AAUA)
The university will announce a new set of courses after her post-UTME results are released and ask candidates to take advantage of that if they have a specific score range.
Similarly, the university usually admits candidates with a certain mark range to consider their degree part-time admission if interested instead of waiting another year.
5. Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH)
The polytechnic will announce a list of courses or departments with vacancies after their post-UTME screening results are released.
Candidates are to calculate their points and match that with the ones drawn by the polytechnic. If below the score, they’re enjoined to obtain the change of course forms directly on the school portal.
After this, applicants are to be on the lookout for the next admission list.
6. Federal Polytechnic Ede (FEDEPOLY EDE)
If a candidate should fail, these universities, polytechnics, or colleges post UTMEs woefully, he may not have any hope. But if you’re within a considerable range of scores, you have hope for admission as detailed here.