What Next After JAMB UTME As A UNILAG Aspirant?

Hey there, if you’re reading this, you have probably chosen or know someone who has chosen University Of Lagos (UNILAG) as first choice university. It’s the ideal choice as you should always aim for the best. You’ve probably seen your JAMB score and you wonder if it’ll be enough to get you your dream course.

What you have to know is that your chances of getting admitted are highly dependent on the following:

1) JAMB UTME Score

UNILAG is a highly competitive school, your least score should be 200 and above to qualify for the admission process and that even depends on how competitive the course you chose is as JAMB carries 50% of your total aggregate. ‘If JAMB Jammed you‘ as they say, you can still make up for your low JAMB score (must still be above 200). Check the other factors below.


Your WAEC or NECO results are also important as it’s worth 20% of your aggregate. If you’re writing your exams, to increase your chances of getting admitted, target the highest grades possible in your core subjects. Gone are the days when C6 is considered passing, the higher your As and Bs in your major subjects, the higher your percentage. You should target not less than 15% in this aspect. If you have already written your exams and it isn’t up to what you would like, the next point would be favorable.


This holds the remaining 30% of your aggregate. UNILAG’s POST-UTME is the easiest out of the three if you prepare well. It’s also online. It consists of Mathematics, English, and General paper. We’ve seen well-prepared individuals get 29 over 30 in this exam but the keyword is preparation. You must be prepared. The least score to be considered for the admission process is 14. After the result of your POST-UTME is released, calculate your total aggregate and wait for cut-off to be released.

4) ASUU Strike

I wish I didn’t have to add this point. The sad but true fact is ASUU strike will delay your admission process even if UNILAG’s management decides to move at the speed of light.

Luckily for you, you won’t have to wait as long as some federal Universities as UNILAG merged both 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 set together that was delayed due to the 9 months ASUU strike and the lockdown. You just have to wait a few months and you can use the delayed time to do the following:

  • Sort your documents: Do you need to print out some documents or recover the lost documents needed for the admission process? You should do that now that the admission process hasn’t started. Google some essential documents that would be needed for the admission process and get them ready to avoid delays when you need them.
  • Attend tutorials: Know your preferred method of preparing and gauge its effectiveness. Tutorials help a lot, the tutorial I attended during my time helped me prepare alongside success-minded individuals. Prepare extremely hard for your exams, and be aware that every point matters, you could be denied admission because of 0.5.
  • Be realistic: it’s not wise to score 200 in JAMB and still be hoping to get in for Medicine and surgery. That’s just setting yourself up for disappointment. You can reach out to recognized educational consults on the likely courses you can study based on your JAMB score. You should be ready to change your course.
  • Follow up vigorously: join several groups for aspirants like yourself. Do everything you’re asked like uploading your O’level results online, and knowing when to check your CAPS. Not getting admitted can be due to ignorance so avoid being among the ignorant and careless fellows.

The one thing you should know about the University of Lagos is that once your aggregate mark meets the cut-off mark, you’ll be offered admission. They are also catchment cut-off marks favorable to yorubans and ELDS( Education less developed states). Read, read, and read hard to get admitted into the first-choice university.