ID Photo Submission

Please upload your photo at least 48 hours prior to attending your scheduled Orientation. This will ensure the 1Card office staff plenty of time to print your card and have it waiting on you the day of your orientation. All photo submission status notifications will be delivered to your "" email account (approvals, rejections, etc.).

If you are unsure of your MyVSU account information or need to reset your password please visit the MyVSU Password Reset Utility.

Your initial VSU 1Card is free of charge. If payment is requested for initial VSU 1Card, contact the 1Card office (do not make payment).

Please read the do's and don'ts, and then submit photo using the link at the bottom of the page.

Watch this helpful how to video in case you are having trouble with your upload 

The photo should be similar to the example below and should adhere to the following guidelines:


  • Photo Submission ExampleCurrent color photo in JPG or JPEG format
  • Photo should be in its original, colored form
  • Neutral color (white), solid, and smooth background
  • Centered and front view of full face
  • Proper lighting must be used
  • Eyes open and visible
  • Wear prescription glasses if you normally do so
  • Cropped just above the top of head to collarbone
  • Cropping and resizing help


  • Wear hats, sunglasses or other items that obscure the face
  • Have glare on glasses; closed eyes
  • Shadows on the face
  • Do not use Snap Chat photos
  • Do not use filters of any kind (black & white, sepia, retro, etc.)
  • Other visible people or objects in photo
  • Group photos
  • Blurry photos
  • Inappropriate expressions
  • Photos outside
  • Crop off the top of your head or side angle your face

Incorrect Examples

Outside example  Group photo Bad lighting

Most Common Reasons Photos are Rejected

  • The photo is from too far away. Be sure to crop the photo so that it goes from the top of your head to the top of your shoulders.
  • Exposure - The photo is too light or too dark.
  • The background is not white or a light color. Bright blue, red, black or outdoor backgrounds are not acceptable.

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.

VSU Online Photo Upload Portal

Online Photo Portal Login