Procrastination is now a common phenomenon among students particularly those at the
higher level. And this is doing more harm to their academic achievement than good.
Therefore, this study examined the correlates between academic procrastination and
mathematics achievement among the university mathematics undergraduate students. The
study used a total sample of 150 part 3 and 4 students in the department of mathematics
and mathematics education students in the university of Ibadan and university of Lagos,
Nigeria. The 35 items academic procrastination scale developed and validated by Tuckman
(1991) was used for the collection of data, in conjunction with the subjects GPA scores till
date in mathematics. Findings indicates that: a significant correlation was found in the
academic procrastination and academic achievement of the subjects in mathematics,
significant difference also exists in the levels of procrastination and mathematics
achievement of the subjects, with low procrastinators performing better than the moderate
and the high procrastinators. Results further reveals the subjects procrastinate the same
way irrespective of their gender. Implications of procrastination on academic achievement
of students at all levels generally and some effective ways of remediation of
procrastination were suggested.