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Step-by-Step Guide to Smoothly Navigate the KUCCPS University and College Placement Application Process Without Errors

by Mustafa Juma

The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) has opened the portal for the KCSE 2023 cohort to select their programs and institutions of higher learning.

While this presents an exciting opportunity for students, some have encountered technical difficulties during the application process.

To address these challenges, KUCCPS has extended the application period to February 26, 2024, and in this guide, Daily Trends will walk you through a step-by-step process to ensure a seamless application experience, especially when dealing with payment references.

Navigating the KUCCPS Student Portal

  1. Start by visiting the KUCCPS website and search for ‘KUCCPS Students Portal’ on your preferred search engine.
  2. Click on ‘Student Login’ and enter your KCSE Index Number, exam year, and password (birth certificate number or KCPE Index number). If issues persist, contact KUCCPS for assistance.
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Selecting KUCCPS Programs

  1. After logging in, go to the ‘Programme lists’ tab to access documents for various programs, including degrees, diplomas, certificates, and artisan programs.
  2. Choose your desired program, and download the associated PDF file containing information such as available programs, program codes, and previous cut-off points.

KUCCPS Application Process

  1. Return to the portal, click on ‘Application/Revision,’ and fill in the codes for the chosen courses. The system will indicate whether you meet the minimum requirements.
  2. Click ‘Submit’ and follow the payment instructions in the pop-up box.

KUCCPS Payment Instructions

  1. Click on “Click HERE to make payment” to obtain the account number needed for payment via the 222222 paybill number on eCitizen.
  2. Access your MPESA menu, select Lipa na MPESA, choose paybill, enter 222222 as the paybill number, and input the account number provided by the portal (e.g., GHMNYZ).
  3. Complete the payment, but remember, when asked for the payment reference during the application, use the same account number you used for payment (e.g., GHMNYZ). Don’t use the MPESA reference code.
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Confirmation of Application

  1. After entering the correct details, a pop-up message will confirm the successful application.

By following these step-by-step instructions, you can navigate the KUCCPS application process smoothly, minimizing the risk of encountering errors and ensuring a successful application for your desired programs.

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