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.  SEE PHOTO SUBMISSION RULES BELOW.

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; a $20.00 fee will be charged for all replacements.  

Two (2) forms of identification are required in order to obtain a VSU 1Card (initial card and all replacements).  The first must be a government-issued photo ID- driver's license, passport, military ID, or state-issued identification card; the second must be something with your name pre-printed on it (credit/debit card, insurance card, pay stub, etc.). 

Photo Submission Rules

  • We will only accept a full-color photo with a frontal view of your head on a solid white (or light) background.  We cannot edit photo submissions!

  • Do not look down or to either side; face the camera directly.

  • Your photo should display your head, including both face and hair, from the crown of the head to the tip of the chin, and from hairline side-to-side (as taken for a driver's license or passport).

  • Prescription glasses may be worn; however, there should be no reflections from the eyeglasses that obscure your eyes. 

  • Dark glass and non-prescription glasses are not acceptable.

  • No hats are allowed.

  • No professional or copyright photos will be accepted.

  • The key requirement for your VSU 1Card is that the photo clearly identifies the cardholder*.

*The VSU 1Card 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 you cannot be clearly identified by the photo on your 1Card, services may be denied.

Click here for instructions on how to re-size your picture.

Photo Submission Examples:

Photo Submission Examples

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. 

  • Please make sure that you have your VSU ID number (9-digit number that begins with 870)
  • Two (2) forms of identification are required in order to obtain a VSU 1Card.  The first must be a government-issued photo ID- driver's license, passport, military ID, or state-issued identification card; the second must be something with your name pre-printed on it (credit/debit card, insurance card, pay stub, etc.).

**Students who are registered for online-only courses are not required to have a VSU 1Card.  Please see the "Obtaining A 1Card" link on this website for additional information concerning an Online Student ID card.