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.
Carefully review the online submission guidelines (PDF) shown below. Once submitted, your photo will be reviewed for adherence to the guidelines. If the photo is not acceptable, it will be rejected and you will have to resubmit. If you are unable to upload a compliant photo online, you will be required to have your photo taken at the Cal 1 Card office.
Your Cal 1 Card color photo should be submitted at 1.5 x 2 inches (600 x 800 pixels), and the resolution should be 500KB. You should be looking directly at the camera. Your head should measure 1 inch to 1 3/8 inches (25 mm to 35mm) in the photo. Your eyes should be 1 1/8 inches to 1 3/8 inches (28 mm to 35 mm) from the bottom of your photo.
Your head must not be too large or too small in the photo.
Your head must not be tilted to one side or shown in profile.
Your expression should be neutral; no comical faces or broad smiles. Avoid hand gestures.
Your eyes must be visible; no sunglasses or the presence of glare on your eyeglasses.
Your head must not be covered unless you wear head covering daily for religious purposes.
Your photo must be of just you with no one else.
The background must be plain, white or off white, with no cast shadows.
Your photo should not be too light or too dark; no shadows across your face.
Your photo should be full, natural color; not overly green, red, or blue.
Your photo should be of the highest quality; not pixelated, grainy, or fuzzy.
In the left pane, click on Submit ID Photo.
Upload a photo that adheres to the aforementioned guidelines.
Update your notification preferences with a personal email address so that you may receive an update on the approval / rejection status of the uploaded photo. If you are unable to update your email notification preferences or find that you did not receive an approval / rejection status update, you may periodically check the status of your submitted photo by going back to online photo submission portal.