Direct Entry Form: Registration, Price, Closing Date, & Others

Direct Entry Form 2024: Registration, Price, Closing Date, and Others

Direct Entry Form: This is to inform the general public and especially all the direct entry candidates that the direct entry application form for the 2024/2025 academic session is now out, and all interested candidates are encouraged to go and pick their forms and then apply.

Are you planning to apply for admission into the University to study for your choice course, using the direct entry? If that is yes, then you have come to the right page where you will be given all the information that you need to help you apply for admission.

In this article, you will get the information that you need to register for your direct entry admission, such as how to apply, the cost of the form, the closing date, requirements, and other things that will aid the success of the application.

Direct Entry Form: Registration, Price, Closing Date, & Others

About Direct Entry Admission

This process of registering for admission into Nigerian Universities and other tertiary institutions through a special admission scheme for candidates who possess a diploma or advanced level certificate is used, rather than going through the traditional UTME examination, then it is referred to as direct entry.

Moreso, candidates are said to gain admission into the University through direct entry when they have already had a certificate such as a Diploma and others. In most cases, Direct entry candidates are given admission to start their academics in the 200 hundred level and not the 100 level as the case should have been.

Direct Entry Form 2024: Registration, Price, Closing Date, and Others

Now let us take a step look at how to apply for admission through direct entry, and also see other im[important things that need to be done for a successful admission.

Eligibility Criteria

Who are those that are eligible and what are the things that qualify a candidate to be eligible to apply for admission through JAMB direct entry? To be qualified for the JAMB direct entry application, you must have the following academic qualifications:

  •  At least five (5) O’level credit passes in SSSC subjects, which can be from WAEC or GCE. 
  • The five credits should not be more than two sittings, it should have a minimum of two prescribed subjects for Principal or Advanced level Certificate Examination and others.
  • Candidate should have two A’Level Examination awarded by any of the following examination bodies; IJMB, Cambridge, JUPEB, or Institute of Baccalaureate, and another three credit passes in the SSCE, based on the requirement of the University.
  • For those for education courses, they should have Passed two major subjects in the NCE with S.C.E. NTC/NBC credits or other THREE related subjects.
  • Candidates should have at least a minimum lower credit grade in the National Diploma or National Innovation Diploma. Apart from that candidates are required to also have their O’Level requirements intact.
  • Also, the JAMB registration number that candidates used to gain admission when they were running programs such as NCE and a diploma are needed for their Direct Entry admission.

How much is the Direct Entry Form?

You need to know how much the form is sold. So the question is how much is the JAMB  direct entry form?

  • Direct Entry candidates will pay for their JAMB application fee of the sum of N3,500, 
  • The CBT Centre Registration Charge is N700
  • CBT Centre Examination Service Charge: N1,500
  • Bank Charges: N500
  • CBT Mock-UTME Centre Charge: N1,500

Application procedure

To apply for admission through direct entry, you need to follow these steps;

  • Create a Jamb Direct Entry Profile.
  • Enrol NIN for Jamb
  • For your pin, visit an approved bank or CBT Center
  • Fill out the DE Registration form.
  • Submit to Jamb centres.
  • Collect Jamb e-slip

NOTE: For your application process to come to a successful end, you must ensure that your biometric and photographic capture is carried out successfully.

All the candidates should ensure that they complete the biometric capture because this is very important. Any candidate who fails to meet that requirement will not be offered admission.

Application Deadline

When is the application deadline? For those of you who are always fond of asking when will the sale of the form commence, and when the application deadline, here is the opening and the closing date for the application of the JAMB direct entry admission.

The sale of the direct entry application form commenced on Wednesday, 28 February 2024, and comes to an end on Thursday, 28 March 2024.



If direct enough students do not need to write JAMB before they can be offered admission, will they sit for an aptitude test?

Indeed, direct entry students do not need to write JAMB to enter the University, but they will pass through a screening exercise that will determine their admission.

Where can I get the application form?

Direct entry application form is available online or at the Board’s State and Zonal Offices.

Do Universities in Nigeria accept lower credits for direct entry admission?

The idea of accepting lower credit for a direct entry admission is based on the University involved and the course that the candidate wants to study. Some Universities accept lower credits in some courses, while others don’t accept lower credits at all, so it all depends on the University involved.

What are the accepted qualifications for registration for direct entry?

The acceptable qualifications or certificates for the registration process include:

  • First degree
  • University diploma
  • Higher National Diploma
  • Ordinary National Diploma / National Diploma
  • Nigeria Certificate in Education
  • Interim Joint Matriculation Board A’ Level
  • Joint Universities Preliminary Examination Board A’ Level
  • NABTEB Advanced National Business Certificate
  • NABTEB Advanced National Technical Certificate
  • NABTEB GCE-A’ Level
  • Higher Islamic Studies Certificate by NBAIS
  • International Baccalaureate
  • National Registered Nurse / National Registered Midwife


If you had not known the opening date for registration, the closing date for application, the cost of securing the form, and the requirements for the application, I hope that by now you would have known this, based on the information provided to you above in this article.

Amos Nya
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