ID Photo Submission

Please upload your photo at least 72 hours prior to attending your scheduled orientation.  All photo submission status notifications will be delivered to your "valdosta.edu" email account (approvals, rejections, etc.).  If your photo submission is rejected, you will not receive an ID at orientation.  SEE PHOTO SUBMISSION RULES BELOW.

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Your initial VSU 1Card is free-of-charge; a $20.00 fee will be charged for all replacements.  

Two (2) forms of identification are required in order to obtain a VSU 1Card (initial card and all replacements).  The first must be a government-issued photo ID- driver's license, passport, military ID, or state-issued identification card; the second must be something with your name pre-printed on it (credit/debit card, insurance card, pay stub, etc.). 

Photo Submission Rules

  • We will only accept a full-color photo with a solid white (or very light-colored) background, such as a blank wall; stand approximately three (3) feet from the camera.

  • You must be facing forward, and your entire face must be clearly visible (no profile shots, sunglasses, non-prescription glasses, headbands, or hats).  

  • This photo is strictly for identification purposes and must fit in the available space on your 1Card.  Do not submit "fashion" shots, filtered photos, or edited (Photoshopped) images.

  • The student should be the only person in the photo and nothing should be touching/obstructing the face.

  • NO PHOTOS TAKEN OUTDOORS OR IN A VEHICLE.

  • Prescription glasses may be worn; however, there should be no reflections from the eyeglasses that obscure your eyes. 

  • No professional or copyright photos will be accepted (including school/graduation photos).

  • Image should be in a .jpg format.  Ideal size: between 1 Megabyte (MB) and 3 Megabytes (MB).

  • The key requirement for a VSU 1Card is that the photo clearly identifies the student.*

*The VSU 1Card is used at on-campus/off-campus locations to identify the cardholder as the person to whom plans, privileges, access, and accounts have been assigned.  If you cannot be clearly identified by the photo on your 1Card, services may be denied.

 

Photo Submission Examples:

Photo Submission Examples

VSU Online Photo Upload Portal

Online Photo Portal Login

*South Georgia State College Students

South Georgia College Students must visit the VSU 1Card office to have their picture taken and 1Card made in person. 

  • Please make sure that you have your VSU ID number (9-digit number that begins with 870)
  • Two (2) forms of identification are required in order to obtain a VSU 1Card.  The first must be a government-issued photo ID- driver's license, passport, military ID, or state-issued identification card; the second must be something with your name pre-printed on it (credit/debit card, insurance card, pay stub, etc.).

**Students who are registered for online-only courses are not required to have a VSU 1Card.  Please see the "Obtaining A 1Card" link on this website for additional information concerning an Online Student ID card.