Photo Requirements

Acceptable Digital Image Instructions for Online Submission.

  1. The photo must be easily viewed, in focus and recognizable as you.
  2. The photo must be colour, colour photo must show a clear, front view of the applicant's full face.
  3. The photo must be a portrait, in focus, of only the applicant.
  4. Hats, headbands or sunglasses may not be worn in the photo.
  5. The applicant's eyes must be open and looking directly ahead.
  6. No photos with filters, pets, objects, props or additional person.
  7. Head coverings worn for religious or medical reasons can be worn but must not cover any part of the applicant’s face. The head covering must not obscure or obstruct a full front view of the applicant’s face, nor can it cast a shadow on the face. Persons with a niqab or burka who require their University ID Card be issued at the University of Guelph campus will have a female staff member photograph and verify the individual’s identity in a private setting.
  8. The image format is .jpeg or .jpg

Steps to take a picture:

  1. The photo should be taken as a standard portrait. This means that you should be able to submit a photo taken with a cell phone or digital camera held so that the picture is taller than it is wide, and with your head centered in most of the photo.
  2. Make sure you are centered in the frame of the image and take the picture.​​​​​
  3. You are now ready to upload your picture through Online Photo Submission.

image must be portrait

Centered image


NOTE: "It is fraudulent to submit a photograph of anyone other than the named individual who is registered at the University of Guelph OR University of Guelph-Humber. Submitting a fraudulent photo may result in sanctions or penalties under the University of Guelph OR University of Guelph-Humber Policies and Procedures."