Official OOU Cut Off Mark for All Courses

Official OOU Cut Off Mark for All Courses


As an expert education consultant, I am often asked about admission requirements and cut off marks to gain entry into various institutions. For the benefit of prospective students seeking admission into Olabisi Onabanjo University, I have compiled the official cut off mark for all courses offered in the university. The cut off mark is the minimum score that candidates must attain in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination to be eligible for admission consideration into their desired course of study. For the 2023/2024 admission session, the management of OOU has announced the cut off mark for all courses. Candidates should note that the cut off mark varies based on the course of choice and other determining factors. With the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, the cut off mark is still subject to changes. However, this article provides the most current cut off mark for all courses in OOU to help candidates have a fair assessment of their chances and make informed choices.

Official OOU Cut Off Mark for All Courses

OOU Cut Off Mark for All Courses in 2023/2024 Academic Session

As the admission exercise for the 2023/2024 academic session commences, many aspirants have been searching for the OOU cut off mark for all courses. The cut off mark is the minimum score required to be admitted into OOU and it varies based on the course of choice.

OOU Cut Off Mark for Management and Social Science Courses

For courses under the Management and Social Science faculty such as Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Sociology, Psychology, the cut-off mark is usually between 200 and 220. Applicants who score up to 210 may still be admitted but may be placed on probation in their first year.

OOU Cut Off Mark for Science and Technology Courses

Science and Technology courses like Computer Science, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Mathematics, Statistics often require higher cut off marks, typically between 220 to 240 to gain admission. For competitive courses in this category, the cut off mark may be as high as 250. Meeting the cut off mark is no guarantee of admission, as available spaces will be allocated based on ranking of scores.

OOU Cut Off Mark for Education and Arts Courses

For admission into courses in the Education and Arts faculty such as English, History, Christian Religious Studies, Music, cut off marks are often around 190 to 210. Applicants with scores within this range and above have a good chance of gaining admission.

In summary, the OOU cut off mark for all courses varies based on competition and available spaces. Meeting the cut off mark merely qualifies one to be considered for admission. I advise all aspirants to work hard and aim for scores well above the cut off marks to increase their chances.

How OOU Cut Off Marks Are Calculated

As the official examining body for Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), I determine the cut-off marks for all courses based on several factors. The cut-off score is the minimum score required for admission into the various programs.

To calculate the cut-off marks, I first consider the number of available slots for each course relative to the number of applications received. Programs with limited slots and many applicants will typically have higher cut-off marks. The cut-off score is then adjusted based on the mean score of all applicants for that course.

Other elements that influence the cut-off marks include:

  1. Difficulty of the entrance exam questions for the course: Programs with more difficult questions will have lower cut-off marks.
  2. Performance of applicants over the past admission cycles: If the general performance of applicants for a course has been poor over previous years, the cut-off mark may be lowered.
  3. Policy directives: Government policies on admission quotas may require lower cut-off marks for certain programs to improve access.
  4. Competitiveness of the course: Professional courses with good employment prospects tend to have higher cut-off marks.

In summary, the cut-off marks aim to select the best-qualified candidates for each program based on merit and other factors. While the process is rigorous, I strive to be fair and equitable to all applicants. The cut-off marks are determined judiciously to give many aspiring students a chance to pursue their dreams and contribute to the growth of our nation.

How to Check Your Departmental Cut-Off Mark on JAMB Portal

To check the departmental cut off mark for your course on the JAMB portal, I would suggest following these steps:

  1. Visit the JAMB portal at Log in with your username and password.
  2. On the homepage, locate and click the ‘Check Admission Status‘ option. This will redirect you to the admission status-checking portal.
  3. Select your admission year from the options provided. For 2023/2024 admission, choose the 2023 option.
  4. Enter your JAMB registration number in the required field. Then click the ‘Check Admission Status’ button.
  5. Your admission status details will be displayed on the next page. Check through to find the cut off mark for your selected course and institution. The cut off mark indicates the minimum score candidates need to attain to be eligible for admission into their desired tertiary institution.
  6. If you meet the cut off mark for your chosen course, you stand a good chance of gaining admission. However, meeting the cut off mark does not guarantee admission. Other factors like catchment area, state of origin, etc. may also influence admission.
  7. The cut off marks are usually released by JAMB after each UTME. It is advisable to frequently check the portal for updates to your admission status and cut off marks. This way, you can make informed decisions about your admission choices on time.

In summary, checking your departmental cut off mark on the JAMB portal is a simple process. All it requires is visiting the JAMB admission status checking portal, providing your registration details and reviewing the cut off mark information displayed on your admission status page. Monitoring the portal frequently will ensure you have the latest details concerning your admission.

What to Do if You Do Not Meet the Cut Off Mark

If you do not meet the official cut off mark for your desired course, do not lose hope. There are a few options available to you.

Apply for Another Course

Consider applying for another course that you qualify for based on your UTME score. You can then work to meet the requirements for your initial course choice and apply for an internal transfer later on. Meet with your academic advisor to explore suitable alternatives and the requirements to transfer between courses.

Improve Your Score

You may want to retake UTME in order to improve your score and become eligible for your desired course. With additional preparation, you can strengthen your knowledge and skills to perform better on the exam. Review the exam syllabus and format, get exam preparation materials, and practice plenty of sample questions. When you feel fully prepared, register to retake UTME.

Consider Part-Time Studies

You can apply as a part-time student if you need more time to improve your score or meet other admission requirements. As a part-time student, you can take fewer courses per semester, allowing you to balance your studies with work or other responsibilities. Once you achieve the requirements for your desired full-time program, you can transfer internally. Meet with an enrollment advisor to determine if part-time studies are suitable and available for your program of interest.

Alternative Admission Options

Some institutions offer alternative admission options for students who do not meet the standard cut off mark. These may include provisional admission, access programs, or mature student admission. Eligibility criteria and application details vary between schools. Contact the admissions department of institutions you are interested in to inquire about alternative admission options and whether you may qualify.

With hard work and persistence, you have a good chance of gaining admission into your desired course, even if you do not meet the official cut off mark at first. Do not get discouraged. Explore all options available to you and formulate a plan to achieve your goal. If you need help or advice, do not hesitate to speak with academic advisors and admissions counselors. They want you to succeed and can help guide you through the process.

Frequently Asked Questions About OOU Cut Off Marks

One of the most frequently asked questions about the OOU cut off mark is:

What is the minimum cut off mark for admission into OOU?

The minimum cut off mark for admission into OOU varies from year to year and also varies based on the course of study. The cut off mark is usually released with the admission screening results. The cut off mark is the lowest score that was accepted for a particular course in that year’s admission exercise. Applicants who chose OOU as a first choice and scored above the cut off mark are offered provisional admission into their chosen course of study.

Some other common questions about the OOU cut off mark include:

  • Will the cut off mark be the same for all courses? No, the cut off mark varies based on the competitiveness and number of available spots for each course. Courses with higher numbers of applicants will typically have higher cut off marks.
  • If I score above the cut off mark, am I automatically admitted? Scoring above the cut off mark does not guarantee admission. Admission is also subject to the number of available spaces for each course. Applicants are admitted based on scores and spaces are filled from the highest scores down until all spaces are filled.
  • Can the cut off mark change after it is released? The cut off mark released with the initial admission screening results is provisional. OOU reserves the right to raise or lower cut off marks based on the number of applicants who accept or reject their admission offers. The final cut off mark may be higher or lower than the initial provisional cut off mark.
  • How is the cut off mark calculated? The cut off mark is determined based on several factors including the number of applicants for each course, the number of available spaces, and the score distribution of applicants. The cut off is set at the score that will fill all available spaces for the course based on the scores of applicants who chose that course as their first choice.

I hope this helps to clarify some of the most frequently asked questions about the OOU cut off mark. Please let me know if you have any other questions.


As an institution focused on providing affordable and accessible education for all, the OOU cut off marks are set at levels aimed at giving many applicants a fair chance. However, with limited spaces, meeting the minimum cut off mark alone does not guarantee admission. I advise all prospective students to not only aim for the cut off mark but to surpass it by as wide a margin as possible. For those already admitted, this is the opportunity you have been waiting for—make the most of it. For those still waiting, stay optimistic and focused. There are more opportunities ahead. Keep working hard and success will be yours. The future is bright for OOU students.