Photo Submission Requirements

Photo Basics
  1. Before taking or selecting your photo, please confirm it complies with the photo submission requirements
  2.  Must be square - Detailed instructions in Photo Tips below
  3. Color photo ONLY
  4. Background in plain SOLID white, off-white, or light blue - no items/art/nature in background
  5. Your photo must be a clear image of ONLY you (not blurry, grainy, or fuzzy) against a plain background.
  6. You must be facing the camera, face is forward and centered
  7. The photo must be a full face and shoulders shot, squarely facing the camera.
  8. Shows your head and collar ONLY
  9. Wear visible clothing contrasting to background
  10. Your photo cannot be enhanced in any way (ie. no lenses, filters, text, envois, stickers, etc.)
  11. No red eye
  12. Save in JPEG file format (.jpg)
  13. File size between 15KB and 1MB
  14. Choose wisely - your photo serves as your identity photo and is viewed by all College professors.
  Additional Photo Tips
  1. Do not scan your driver's license or school ID photo. 
  2. Do not submit a photo of a photo
  3. Be sure to hold the camera or mobile device very still
  4. Avoid glare on glasses with a slight downward tilt of your head or by turning off the flash.
  5. Reduce shadows on your face by avoiding overhead lighting and making sure the lights on either side of you are of equal intensity.
  6. 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.
  7. If you experience a problem submitting a photo, try a different browser or device.
Uploading Photos

  • 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 griddling
    • 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."