The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) on Monday, August 7, opened its portal for students to make inter University/ Institutions transfers.
The transfer window will remain accessible until August 15, 2023, allowing students to change their initial university or college choices.
The transfer period will also be open for students seeking to join Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) colleges.
To apply for a transfer, students must ensure their qualifications and course-specific cut-off points align with the requirements set by the respective institutions. Cut-off points necessary for various courses vary based on the university’s level.
The placement service further provides an opportunity to track the transfer application progress through the portal.
Applicants will be able to monitor their applications through the process, which includes approval from the two involved institutions.
The inter-institution transfer opportunity allows dissatisfied university and college applicants to review their application results.
The process for applying for a transfer will cost Ksh1,000, which is the processing fee. The payment will be remitted through a pay bill number provided in the portal.
The receiving and releasing institutions will be given a maximum of seven days to endorse or decline the transfers. Upon the lapse of these seven days, the applicant will be forced to restart the process.
Last week, Education CS Ezekiel Machogu announced that 285,167 students who sat the 2022 KCSE secured slots in various universities and colleges.
These students are eligible for degrees, diplomas, certificates, and artisan courses across 282 training institutions.
“870,561 candidates were eligible for placement to universities and colleges. Of these, 285,698 students submitted applications for placement to the institutions,” Machogu said.
140,107 students secured positions in degree programs, with 130,485 securing places in public universities and 9,622 in private universities.