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.

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. 

The VSU 1Card photo 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 the photo on your 1Card is not legible, services may be denied.

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

Please read the following and then submit a photo using the link at the bottom of the page.

Helpful Hints for Successful Photo Submission

  • No hats, sunglasses, or other items that obscure the face
  • The photo must be an original (do not take a photo of another photo, driver's license, passport, etc.)
  • No glare on glasses or closed eyes
  • No shadows on the face
  • Do not use Snap Chat photos
  • Do not use filters of any kind (black & white, sepia, retro, etc.)
  • No other people or objects should be visible in the photo; no group shots or pets
  • Do not submit blurry photos
  • No inappropriate expressions
  • No photos taken outside or in your car
  • Do not crop-off the top of your head or side angle your face (look directly at the camera)

Most Common Reasons Photos are Rejected

  • The photo is taken 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
  • The background is not solid (use a blank, light-colored wall for best results)

Example of an acceptable photo:

ID Photo Submission Example

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.