Photo Submission Requirements

  1. Must be square - Detailed instructions in Photo Tips below
  2. File size between 15KB and 1MB
  3. Background in SOLID white, off-white, or light blue
  4. Background must be plain - no items/art visible on background wall
  5. Color photo ONLY
  6. Shows your head and collar ONLY
  7. Face forward and centered
  8. Wear visible clothing contrasting to background
  9. Save in JPEG file format (.jpg)
  10. No red eye
  11. Choose wisely - your photo serves as your identity photo and is viewed by all College professors.


  • To make a photo square
    • For iOS devices
      • Prior to taking the photo, select the square option on the camera
      • To crop existing photos
        • Tap on the photo to open
        • Click on Edit
        • Click on the Crop Icon
        • Adjust to square using bottom right corner of gridline
    • For Android devices
      • To crop existing photos
        • Tap on the photo to open
        • Click on Edit
        • Click on Adjustment
        • Click on Ratio Icon
        • Click on the 1:1 Ratio square
        • Adjust using bottom right corner of the square
  • An easy way to resize your photo on an iOS device is to e-mail it to yourself and select a smaller size.  For resizing on an Android device you will likely need to download an app, such as "Photo & Picture Resizer."
  • If you experience a problem submitting a photo, try a different browser or device.
  • Avoid glare on glasses with a slight downward tilt of your head or by turning off the flash.
  • Reduce background shadows by positioning a backlight below you pointing upward and by minimizing the distance between you and the background.
  • Reduce shadows on your face by avoiding overhead lighting and making sure the lights on either side of you are of equal intensity. 
  • Photos are affected by the type of light used. Avoid mixing incandescent and fluorescent lighting. Too much light results in overexposure and a loss of resolution and more graininess. Too little light results in underexposure, shadows, and loss of detail.