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Detailed Instructions

University departments may request Faculty/Staff/Student pictures to be used for official University business.

If you are an Online Distance Learner your MAVcard will be sent to you. Please submit your photo using this site and complete the Distance Learner's MAVcard Request Form:


By submitting this photo for your University ID you agree this photo may be used by the university. Please contact the MAVcard office in the University Center if you have questions about this policy at [email protected].

Step 1-Take Your Photo
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Remember that this card will act as official identification so your photo must meet the following guidelines:

  • A current, colored picture in jpeg format
  • Centered on a solid blue background
  • Head and shoulders only
  • Eyes open and visible
  • No filters or digitally enhanced images
  • No hats or head coverings of any kind
  • Minimium width and height of 395 x 464
  • Hair must be completely tucked behind both ears and shoulders
  • No gestures of any kind
  • Reading and sunglasses must be removed
  • We reserve the right to refuse any photo that does not meet these guidelines.

    Detailed examples can be seen here.

    STEP 2- Upload Your Photo
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    Verify that your name and your ID are correct and then select a photo to upload. Click “Browse” to search your computer for your photo. Once you have selected the file, press the ‘next’ button to upload your photo.

    STEP 3- Edit Your Photo
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    If you need to, you can use this online tool to crop or resize your photo. After you have finished, you will be able to compare your photo with a sample provided. When you are satisfied with your photo, continue to Step 4. You may also choose to remove the file and start over with a new photo. 

    STEP 4- Preview Your Photo
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    Preview and compare your photo with the sample photo provided. Click on the radio button that answers the following question:

    Does your photo format look like the given example?

    If you selected yes, continue to the next paragraph that explains your acceptance and understanding of submitting your photo using this online tool:

    Click on the box that says “Submit Photo”. This will upload your photo to be reviewed and printed onto your new card.

    Step 5-Finalize
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    If your photo has been uploaded successfully, the confirmation message shown below will appear containing your tracking number:

    A confirmation message will display to confirm the successful upload