Student ID Online Photo Submission

Please read some FAQs

  1. Most cell phone cameras work great for the type of photo we require. Just snap a photo in front of a white or close to white as possible wall and submit your photo.
  2. If you don't receive the first e-mail specifying (your photo submitted successfully) after you have completed the submission process please retry it or follow the procedure in FAQ 5 below.
  3. You will receive a second email from us when your I.D. has been processed and it is ready for you to pickup. If you have not received the e-mail stating that your card is ready for pickup then we didn't receive it. Please resubmit or try the alternate method below in FAQ 5.
  4. Please be sure to click the agreement circle below before clicking the "Submit by E-mail" button.
  5. After you submit your photo please be patient. It takes 2 to 3 working days for us to process most I.D.'s. If you havent received that second e-mail that your photo has been processed please retry the submission process. If you are having any issues with submitting your photo through our online process please try this alternate method by attaching your photo to this email address photos@umaryland.edu along with your name, school and birth date in the body of the e-mail so we can identify who you are. Please name your photo using your own name i.e.("john doe.jpg" or "mary doe.jpg")
  6. You must be registered for classes or we will not have an active record to attach your photo to.
  7. FYI-Campus I.D.'s (OneCard) will never be mailed out.
  8. Please be sure your are registered before you travel to or call our office.
    1. If you are not sure please contact your schools registration office and make sure that you are registered.
    2. You can also look your self up in the Campus Directory -  if you find your name there you are in the system and we will produce your I.D.

One Card Photo Requirements

  • Your picture must be a recent color photo, head and shoulders showing in the photo and no older than 6 months.
  • You must be facing the camera with a plain white or off-white background. No side profiles!
  • Your background must not have any other objects showing or your photo will not be accepted.
  • Please no sunglasses, hats, funny faces, etc. Headpieces are okay only if worn for religious purposes.
  • Your picture file should be in .jpg or .jpeg format.
  • Most cell phone cameras work great for the type of photo we require. Just snap a photo in front of a white or close to white as possible wall and submit your photo.
  • There can be no borders on the photo.
  • The picture must clearly identify you and be of good quality.
  • Please do not upload copyrighted photos.
  • Registered students only!

We will need to match your name and photo with your government issued photo ID (Drivers license, Passport, etc.) to pick up your card.

Sample Photo

  Photo Requirement

 Suggestions for a Successful Photo

  1. Frame subject with full face, front view, eyes open
  2. Make sure photo presents full head from top of hair to bottom of chin.
  3. Center head within borders
  4. Photograph subject against a plain white or off-white background
  5. Position subject and lighting so that there are no distracting shadows on the face or background
  6. Encourage subject to have a natural expression

Acceptable Photo

Unacceptable Photos

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 Once you are registered, complete the Submission Form below and attach a photo. Your ID will be ready when you arrive on campus!

Your first, middle and last name must match exactly the way it is printed on a government issued photo ID. e.g. (Driver's License, Passport, etc.)
To speed up the process please submit your photo file by naming it first name first and last name last. e.g. (Jane Doe.jpg)
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