Photo Requirement

Yale ID Photo 

If you are a new incoming Yale University student, you will be requested to electronically submit a photo for use on your Yale University Student ID Card.  The photo must meet the following requirements:

  1. White background
  2. Color photo (black and white photos will not be accepted)
  3. Full front view of your head and shoulders only
  4. Cropped from just above the top of head to collarbone
  5. Not retouched or otherwise enhanced
  6. Indoor lighting/no shadows
  7. No other people or objects in photo
  8. No hats, sunglasses or clothing that obscures the face
  9. The file must be in jpg, jpeg, pjpeg, bmp, png or gif format
  10. File size cannot exceed 5MB
This photo will be your permanent Yale ID card picture throughout your time at Yale. Please keep this in mind when selecting your photo.

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