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Upload your Cal 1 Card photo

Carefully follow these instructions for uploading a compliant Cal 1 Card photo. The photo must be submitted well in advance of your on-campus visit to obtain the Cal 1 Card and prior to any deadlines that may apply to your specific cohort.

Step 1

Carefully review theĀ online submission guidelines (PDF) shown below. Once submitted, your photo will be reviewed for adherence to the guidelines. Additionally, do not use filters or use other tools to enhance / alter your natural appearance. If the photo is deemed unacceptable, it will be rejected and you will have to resubmit another one. If you are unable to upload a compliant photo online, please send an email with all of the pertinent details to cal1card@berkeley.edu.

Proper Photo

proper Cal 1 Card photo

Your Cal 1 Card color photo should be submitted with you facing / looking directly at the camera with a plain / solid background — preferably white or off-white in color.

 

Improper Photos


Improper photo example 1

Your head must not be too large or too small in the photo.


Improper photo example 2

Your head must not be tilted to one side or shown in profile.


Improper photo example 3

Your expression should be neutral; no comical faces or broad smiles. Avoid hand gestures.



Improper photo example 4

Your eyes must be visible; no sunglasses or the presence of glare on your eyeglasses.


Improper photo example 5

Your head must not be covered unless you wear head covering daily for religious purposes.


Improper photo example 6

Your photo must be of just you with no one else.



Improper photo example 7

The background must be plain, white or off white, with no cast shadows.


Improper photo example 8

Your photo should not be too light or too dark; no shadows across your face.


Improper photo example 9

Your photo should be full, natural color; not overly green, red, or blue.



Improper photo example 10

Your photo should be of the highest quality; not pixelated, grainy, or fuzzy.




 

Step 2

Go to online photo submission portal

Step 3

Upload a photo that adheres to the aforementioned guidelines.

Step 4

Periodically check the approval status of your submitted photo by going back to login to the online photo submission portal.
NOTE: the status will either be pending, approved, or rejected.

Online Photo Submission Portal