Tips: How To Successfully gain Admission Into UNN

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Hi Everyone,

Today, I will be sharing with you some quick tips on how to successfully gain admission into this great citadel of learning, University of Nigeria, Nsukka(UNN).

First of all, you need to know that the University is among the top 5 most sought after universities in Nigeria with over 60,000 Jambites struggling to be admitted here every year.
It is also worthy of note that UNN admission quota as stipulated by the National Universities Commission(NUC) is just about 6,000. This number represents less than 10% of UTME applicants who choose the University yearly.

The statistics above simply shows how competitive it is to gain admission into UNN. Therefore, one need not just be intelligent but also smart to make it here.

1) Choose Your Courses Wisely.

You should start making smart moves for your admission at the moment you purchased JAMB form. I strongly advise that, unless you are a far-above-average student, you should avoid choosing courses like Medicine, Pharmacy, Law, Economics etc. This is because majority of the candidates that come for UNN post utme annually choose those courses and only a few of them are admitted while the rest misses out no matter how intelligent they might be as the school can not possibly admit more than it’s carrying capacity for each department.

If you really just need admission as an average student, simply choose courses that are less competitive. When you are admitted, you may then consider changing over to your dream course or taking it up as a second degree after graduation. You don’t have to keep writing JAMB for the same course every year, try other less competitive courses. Make sure you check for the application statistics to be sure of the courses that are less competitive before applying. We will be providing details on how to check that in a future article here on UNN INFO.

2) Subject Combination Matters.

Please, always make reference to an updated JAMB brochure while selecting your JAMB UTME subjects to be sure your combination meets the UNN requirement. This is very important as some candidates were denied admission in the past for wrong subject combinations. For example, a mechanical engineering aspirant who chose English, Mathematics, Physics, and Biology may not be admitted for not having Chemistry in the combination. We have discussed this in details in a previous article. Follow the discussion via this link =>http://unn-edu.info/2015/04/unn-post-utme-subjects-combinations-for-unn-post-ume-3.html.

Also, while choosing your subjects, think about an alternative course or 2nd choice course that can also go with your subject combination. Why? At some point after your JAMB UTME exam, you may wish to go for JAMB change of course form or UNN supplementary admission form (may be because your JAMB or Post Utme score is not up to your first choice course’ cut off mark).
When you decide to go for the change, you will only be able to change the course, and not the subjects. So if your existing subject combination did not meet up with UNN requirements for your new course, you will be throwing away your chance of admission for the year.

3) UNN follows NUC Admission Policy.

I have seen Jambites on different forums online claim that the Univesity of Nigeria, Nsukka only admits candidates from Enugu state and it’s environs then discriminate against non-Igbo candidates. That’s a fallacy! The University strictly follows the Federal Government admission policy which states that institutions should admit candidates based on 45% Merit, 35% Catchment Area and 20% Education Less Developed States (ELDS).

It may interest you to know that a candidate from an educationally less privileged state like Bauchi, Benue, Ebonyi etc. with an average score of 180 stands a better chance of admission into UNN than a candidate from Enugu or Anambra state with an average score of 240. This is simply because majority of secondary leavers here in the south east, who of course always seek to further their education in the University, usually choose UNN for it’s proximity and great reputation. This large number of applicants end up competing for the few available admission space for catchment area whereas the very few candidates from education less developed states who choose UNN end up having more admission space than they can possibly fill.

So, if you are from any of the ELD states, wise up and choose UNN! In a future article here on UNNINFO, we will discuss the states in Nigeria and the catchment areas or category they belong for UNN admissions.

4) UNN Supplementary Admission Is Even More Competitive.

Many UNN aspirants believe that if they don’t gain admission into their first choice course, they can simply go for the UNN supplementary or shopping form and be admitted into another course. The truth is, as an average student, you stand a better chance of admission by merit if you chose a less competitive course as first choice than when you choose the same course during supplementary admissions. This is because some of the above-average candidates with scores of 250+ that were not admitted into medicine and the likes (because the university cannot possibly admit all of them) will surely come back to jostle for the less competitive courses with you during supplementary admissions.

Furthermore, UNN may not use the Merit, Locality and ELDS guideline for supplementary admissions. Some other criterion like Staff quota etc. may come into play then. So, you don’t have to spend N10,000 on UNN shopping/supplementary form for an admission you are not guaranteed. You have to make smart choices from the time you apply for JAMB UTME.

5) Your JAMB and Post Utme Scores Matter.

In the past, UNN considered only post utme score for admission, but now a final admission score is used which is calculated as an average of Jamb score and post utme score. That is, the sum of your Jamb score and your post ume score divided by two(2). This means that it’s just as important to get a high score in Jamb as it is to get same in the screening exam. A poor performance in either of the exams will surely affect your final average score.

6) Prepare Ahead of Time.

Apart from being smart with your choice of courses, you have to also be smart with time management. You have to be intelligent by studying long before the exam draws near. There may be school breaks and vacations but a good student knows that there is no break in academics. I recommend that you create a daily reading timetable for yourself which you should follow religiously.

7) Carefully Follow Instructions on the Day of Exam.

This is very important as many UNN Post utme candidates in the past end up not seeing their results simply because they did not follow laid down instructions on how to correctly shade in their registration number on the answer script.
Carefully read the instructions on your question paper, and follow them exactly.

8) Forget “Expo”.

In recent times, live O’ level WASSCE exam questions and answers are easily seen on different websites even hours before the exam. This has now made some Jambites to think every exam will be like that. Unfortunately for them, such cannot happen with UNN post utme. Here is why; in the past, UNN screening exam papers are printed when the candidates are already seated for the exam. This means the candidates will have to wait for some time after they are already checked into the exam halls before the actual exam begins. The  Exam is even computer based now. Also, candidates can’t even enter the exam hall with a phone as they will be thoroughly searched and seized phones will never be returned to the owners even after the exam. Yeah, it’s that serious. So, you have no option but to read your books.

9) Above all, God first!

I believe I don’t have to lecture you on the importance of putting God first in every thing. You should already know that by now. Don’t You? 🙂 I am not much of a pastor/preacher either 🙁

In addition, below are some questions we got here on UnnInfo recently and our general response to them;

Can I combine WAEC and NECO results in UNN?
The answer is Yes. But some departments like Medicine will not accept such combination.

– Does UNN accept University transfer students?
Yes. The UNN Inter-University Transfer forms are sold at the end of second semester.

– Can I defer my admissions for any reason?
Yes, but you must have completed your first year registration and obtained a Matriculation number then.

– IMPORTANT: You want to Know How To Pass Unn Post Utme? Make sure you get a copy of the Total Victory UNN Post Utme Past questions with Solutions as it will go a long way in helping you prepare for the exams. Find out more about this book here.
If you can, also get a copy of Felar 909, a book that will surely help you prepare for the Unn Post Ume Use of English Exam.

Do you have other tips you wish to share? please contact us or drop your contributions using the comment box below.

We will continue to share more success tips here on www.unn-edu.info. Be sure to visit this website often, so you don’t miss any important Info 🙂

Best Wishes To You All!
The Unn Info Team.


Comments (90)

  • please how can i get this book total victory solution set

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  • Please @UNN INFO; how easy is it to change over to medicine from another medical related course?…Urgent reply please.

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  • Please @UNN INFO; how easy is it to change over to medicine from another medical related course?…Urgent reply please.

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  • I think so cos I want to also combine my waec and Neco results

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  • Can I combine Waec and Waec gce result?

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  • pls i got 223 in my jamb result can i still study pharmacy

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  • ok wich policy are we followin is it de putme/ de new pso admision of a thin

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  • i had 2.70 in local government and development studies in the polybadan & i had already obtained the d.e form, please what’s the assurance of me been consider?
    if i’m to change my course which course can i go for?
    Base on credentials what are the requirements & the conditions?

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  • UNNINFO I scored 245 in JAMB, how possible is it for me to be admitted with awaiting result in Medicine.

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  • When will registration start, for 2016/2017 academic season

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  • does Unn accept combined result for pharmacy?

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  • pls oo I picked unn as my first choice and I scored 193 pls tell me wot to do,should I proceed in purchasing post utme form of unn or not? am confused pls?

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  • Please I have a question. I want to process a change of institution and course form, but, I don’t know the course to put and I wrote English, Geography, Mathematics and Economics in my Jamb. Please what course will I fill in for with that combination? Thanks and God bless.

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  • Please can som1 with jamb score of 190 be qualified to write the unn post utme exams course computer science

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  • Please,is Radiography highly sort after in the school?,and what are the chances of getting admission for someone applying from Gombe state,from the Northeast ,provided I have a good score?

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  • Pls Friends, wot are the low courses

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  • Next year admission. Course: Education,Direct entry with NCE.

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  • How or where can i get felar 909 at warr,i in Delta State.

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  • Hi gud day I scored 215 as my average and I want to study economics and am also from a Eld state Wat are d chances I have to gain admission .tnx

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  • Please i scored 225 in jamb and 233 postume with average of 229.. any hope for admission into law for unn 2015/2016?

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  • Please are there departments under health sciences that accept combination of both waec and neco?? Please i need to know, thank you

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  • Pls dear crew members what and what are we meant to present in terms of our credentials.

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  • Nice one dear

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  • please when will the post ume date and form be out and how is it and how can I get.

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  • pls how can I get total victory or sure success in Lagos??…scored 230 n changed my course from medicine to medical rehabilitation…what are my chances?

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  • nd plz wt score should I b aiming at for my post ume nd plz kip me posted cos I’m coming all d way 4rm niger state……..nd plz is dr any1 hr who is also 4rm niger state beg make we rub minds together. God bless u all

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  • plz kip me posted cos I must gt ds admission ds yr…………….I just wnt to kw wn d post ume is coming up………nd plz I scored 204 in my jamb nd I choose business management as my choice of course nd my subject combination in jamb is english, maths, economics nd commerce, nw am I on d ryt track? plus cn I put awaiting resulting cos I wnt to write ds waec gce..hope it wont affect my chances of gaining admission into d sch……….plz reply me……….tnx

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  • pls i scored 215 in jamb and i applied for electrical engr, what are my chances for merit ,what score should i aim for in my post utme please.

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  • Type your comment here…pls, are there marks attached to waec or neco grades to gain an admission? i mean adding 5marks for subjects scored ‘A’ and so on to d post ume n ume scores.

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  • I scored 193 in jamb any hope for med in unn

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  • is it possible to bring down the off mark to 179 this year 2015. is there any hope to prepare for the exam pls.

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  • Hi,
    I’m seeking for an admission into UNN through Direct Entry (D.E). please how do I know when the school form is out? I have purchased that of JAMB.

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  • In as much as seeking admission into less competitive courses with an eye to switching over to your dream competitive course may pay off, it is not without losing one year in most cases or losing the admission completely if you were not properly signed in to your new course. Also, it’s not always easy to switch across faculties. In other words, it’s easier to switch courses within same faculty than switching courses not of the same faculty.

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  • pls oh i scored 249 in my jamb.wit my score is it possible to merit medicine at unn

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  • plz cn one gt total victory in ibadan or cn we gt it in a bookshop

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  • Pls help me,my sub combination in jamb ws eng,math,econs nd agric nd am aspiring to study economics. Is my sub combination correct nd will I be able to gain d admission wit 238 as my score

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  • Where can I get total victory in aba?
    And btw total victory and sure success which one is more comprehensive?

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  • Cn someone gain addmission wit jamb score of 176 and also applying 4 mass comm…plz

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  • Cn someone gain addmission wit jamb score of 176 and also applying 4 mass comm.

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  • pls I scored 208 on jamb and my course is mechanical engineering. what are my chances of admission.

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    • my good bro, there’s much hope for us d mec engineers…mine was 219… I sincerely hope dat God will do it 4 us!

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  • Please, can i combine waec and gce results for courses like medicine, pharmacy e.t.c

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  • Where can i get a copy of felar 909

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  • Pls I’m a polytechnic student and I’m aspiring to do my direct entry in UNN pls will I be accepted

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  • l,as an old lion,my candd advise to all UNN aspirants. Is that they must be adhearsive bas on the instructions on that very day of post. Utme exams ,wish you all best of luck,and remember the road to the lion’s den is very tough,thank you.
    Eze kingsley ,a product of UNN,pol science department,2013 set.

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  • Is the post utme form out???

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  • Pls unninfo I am a medicine aspirant. I got 213 in my jamb. Wat score am I to get in post Utme to b able to gain admission in UNN. Pls I nid a reply

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  • cut off mark 4 medicine pls i want to knw i the date 4 the post ume pls

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  • Pls can one b admitted wit awaitin result in unn..pls am so eager to knw

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  • Admin, am a science students i read Electrical and Electronics Technology in my NCE. I want to aply for Electronics Engr. Wat kind of preparation am i to embak on, is it science base or i should restrict myself based on what i studied in NCE Toward d DE Screening Exams? And also am i eligible to aply for computer science via DE? Wat material wil u sugest to me for my preparation? Thanks From Gombe

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  • Pls is biz management in unn?

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  • i am very enthusiastic to knw more of the date proper for upcoming post utme exams. kenny

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  • wats the merit mark 4 economics

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  • Hello every one!

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  • Pls hw competiv is public adm ad local govt ad its deprtmental cut off mark pls

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  • please notify me on any new development

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  • reading through I think my questions are answered tnx unninfo#d15letters

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  • I totally concur with all the above tips UNNINFO has just outlined, and it may interest every aspirant here to know that Unn Putme is simple and as well Tough. It is tough when you dont prepare well for it and extra simple when you are loaded before the exam, so like my brother has said in this post, let every aspirant begin to sturdy hard now, and be prayerful.

    I personally is a long-time customer of UNN PUTME, though i would have been talking about my final year exams by now if i had not forfeited the admission offered me in 2o1o, well i am not here to narrate my story because each and every one of us have our own stories, what i am trying to say is that every aspirant should trust in God and work extra hard towards the forthcoming pume, i am equally a law aspirant of Unn and i look forward to meeting all my fellow law aspirants in UNEC soon, amen

    for those that wanna know more about me, feel free to add me on facebbok via TOJESUS BLESSED, the Lord shall see us all through this time if we believe, have faitha and work towards our dream, oncemore, thank you UNNINFO

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  • i need update on post jamb

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  • Pls between Sure success and Total victory past questions which one is better?

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    • I use both of them. But Total Victory is easier to learn from. It goes straight to the point plus it’s even cheaper.
      Which course are you going for, solomon?

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  • hi unninfo is there any tutorial lesson going on in d school? I scored 245 on jamb wat make will I get to enable me get merit on law?

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  • when is the aptitude text coming up? and has the post ume for unn out?

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  • please what is the school fees like in the faculty of medicine?

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  • Plz I wanna change my course from med to vet med usin d unn shopping form…how possible is dat…nd how can I get d unn past question total victory in lagos….tnk u

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  • does NECO
    and UNN post utme clash?

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  • I don’t have gov’t in my waec but civic edu and other eight subject, is there any effect on it.

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  • please can I combine two waec results?

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  • Although they are still the same, but do U think sure success is more of a help than total victory?

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  • Thanks a lot,pls I need more information about the post utme exam.

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  • Quite encouraging but I just can’t get the past questions and answers

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    • Try and get the past question ooo. Somebody told me they repeat questions and moreover, it prepares us for what is expected. It is not that costly sef unlike others

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  • Pls is it neccessary to read yr1 past questions for post utme

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  • Pls is it neccessary to read yr1 past questions?.

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  • when is unn post utme form coming out pls?

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  • Can someone change his or her result which was us to write Jamb if she wish to, before going for the post utme?

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  • When is undergraduate registration going to start?

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    • pls when are poast utme forms coming out and where can the tootal victory past questions be bought from

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      • They always post the post utme information here. So relax and keep following the website. I think the selling point of the total victory past quest is posted at the top of the page. click there to see.
        which department are you aspiring for Donald?

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