How to Apply for NYSC Change of Date of Birth & Course

NYSC Change of Date of Birth and Course is the process through which prospective corps members can rectify inaccuracies in their personal information, specifically their date of birth and course of study, as recorded during National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) registration. Discrepancies in these details can pose challenges during the mobilization process.

The change can be initiated through these three main avenues:

1. NYSC Portal

Prospective corps members can use the NYSC portal to correct their date of birth. This involves purchasing a ‘WAEC Results Check PIN’ from designated banks, logging into the NYSC dashboard, and navigating to the “Change Date of Birth” section. This system works by importing the date of birth from the WAEC profile.

2. NYSC Orientation Camp or Secretariat

Corrections can be made at the NYSC orientation camp or secretariat. This involves gathering necessary documents such as the NYSC Call-Up Letter, Statement of Result/Certificate of Graduation, and a sworn affidavit affirming the correct details. This method is advised to be completed before reaching the orientation camp.

3. JAMB Office

Since NYSC uses information submitted to JAMB to determine the date of birth, applicants can initiate changes at the JAMB office. By visiting the nearest JAMB office and requesting a change in the date of birth, followed by informing the Students Affairs Directorate in their school about the updated date of birth, applicants can ensure the correction reflects in NYSC records.

Note: It’s crucial to address these discrepancies before reaching the orientation camp, as corrections made at the camp may involve additional procedures and documentation. NYSC emphasizes the importance of accuracy in personal information, and graduates are encouraged to follow the prescribed procedures to ensure a smooth and accurate registration process.

How to correct wrong date of Birth through NYSC portal

Here are the steps:

1. Go to the official NYSC website at

2. Log in to your dashboard.

3. Click on the Date of Birth link.

4. Enter WAEC Verification PIN, WAEC Type, Year of exam, and Examination Number.

4. Click Verify, then choose to submit or cancel.

How to Apply for Change Course of Study

1. Log in and click on the Correction of Course of Study link.

2. Select the correct Course of Study.

3. Click SUBMIT.

You may want to check the Senate List or equivalents for verification OR View the graduation list to confirm your status.

Follow these steps carefully for a successful correction process. Keep in mind that information from WAEC is no longer used immediately, so use the provided steps to submit the necessary details. Stay informed by checking the official NYSC website for updates.

Note: you cannot edit your date of birth once it is entered into your NYSC profile. The NYSC system imports the date of birth from your WAEC profile, which is why they require the WAEC Result Verification PIN. If your date of birth on your WAEC profile is incorrect, unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to change it.

Exemption due to age mistakes

If you have been exempted due to an error in your date of birth, you can follow the methods mentioned earlier to rectify the issue by importing your WAEC Date of Birth to your NYSC profile.

However, if your date of birth in your WAEC record indicates that you are above 30-year age limit and NYSC exempts you based on your age, I regret to inform you that the aforementioned methods may not be applicable. This is because even if NYSC imports your age from your WAEC data, the calculated age will still exceed 30 years.

Please note that modifying your age through the NYSC portal does not guarantee that you can provide any desired age. The process does not work that way.

NYSC’s approach is more like this: “If you claim to be below 30 years of age or if there is a discrepancy in your date of birth, they will cross-reference your information with your WAEC data for verification.”

Solution for exemption due to age, and WAEC age still above 30

There is no solution for that unless your Institution will help you out, which is against NYSC ethics. NYSC is seriously against age manipulation, so if NYSC find out that your school is manipulating age of their candidates, they will ban them from taking part in the program.

Tips to successfully manipulate date of birth for NYSC mobilization

Warning: the information that I’m are about to disclose now is for educational purpose only. I will not be held responsible if you use it for other purposes.

Since, NYSC calculate age from the information gotten from JAMB, you can do JAMB Regularization to reduce your age on your JAMB profile. Just go to JAMB office and specifically tell them that you want to change your age through regularization.

Once the regularization is completed and you your data validated, then go back to your school and inform them about the change. Your school will update your data on the NYSC portal. Once it is done, bumm! You are good to go.


It’s important to note that the specific process and requirements for correcting the Date of Birth may vary slightly, so it’s always recommended to refer to the official NYSC website or contact NYSC directly for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

78 thoughts on “How to Apply for NYSC Change of Date of Birth & Course”

  1. MARCH 31, 2020 AT 14:01
    Mr. Humphery is it possible for one who has regustered
    with NYSC and is been exempted, do a Jamb
    regularization to reduce the age and submit to his school.
    Would he be mobilized again with the new one?
    plz help sir, I have the same issue just of recent.. can I do same thing?

  2. Omokwe Nkechinyere Christy

    Please I want to know how I can do my age reduction so that exemption showing on my wall will be removed. Thank you

  3. Good morning sir mine is that my DOB in my waec is wrong because of that I used my neco result .my DOB in my school NIN and my BVN is 20/08/992 and by grace of God I will graduate this year August which I will be 30yrs .pls will I serve or I need to change DOB pls help me out sir I’m confused.

  4. Good morning, please my NYSC portal is showing Upload ur documents seperately which i have done but no changes takes place. please assist

  5. Minikwu chigweyaru Godgive

    My name is Minikwu c Godgive, NYSC send a massage for me about my correction of date of birth, but I don’t see the massage again. How can I see the massage again pls help

  6. Thank you so much for the explanation on this article.
    Please how long does it take for correction of date of birth to be effected after applying for it?

  7. Thanks for the detailed explanation. However, I have a problem. The Personal Information column on my dashboard does not show “Change D.O.B”, rather it shows “Refresh D.O.B”. How do I go about changing the D.O.B when this occurs?

  8. Aboh Anointing Peter

    Please I have a question, my date of birth is 2/5/1992 but when I was doing my registration this is what pop out 1/2/1992 and there was no place given to fix my date of birth, what I notice it was like it was fix automatically, my dashboard is talking about WAEC and am not using waec,is NECO am using,I don’t know if it will affect me because am using NECO and also the YEAR is correct it just the DATE and MONTH that is not, please I need clarity on it.

  9. The date of birth on my WAEC is not correct but the rest are correct and I did jamb regulations, will there still be need to do WAEC verification

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