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Guidelines for appropriate pictures

  • Face must be clearly visible and facing forward-no profile shots, sunglasses, selfies or hats.
  • Photo must be in color-passport photos are best (please do not scan your actual passport, as the holograms and other security measures reduce the photo quality.
  • Student must be the only person in the picture.
  • No graduation caps, gowns or costumes can be worn.
  • Photograph must have a uniform white background.
  • Nothing can be touching the face such as hands, signs, or props.

Unacceptable photos

Examples of unacceptable student images for I.D. Cards

Acceptable photo example

Example of acceptable photo

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