Photo Requirements

Two (2) photographs required

You must provide 2 photographs with your application. Please note that for external students both photographs must be certified. Please see your application for details on this.

The processing of your application may be delayed if you do not submit photographs that meets the requirements. To avoid processing delays, we recommend you use a professional passport photograph service.

You are required to both upload a picture and to submit physical pictures with your application.

Your photographs must be:

  • In full color
  • Printed on matte or glossy photo quality paper
  • 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm) in size
  • Sized such that the head is between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches (between 25 and 35 mm) from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head.
  • Taken within the last 6 months to reflect your current appearance
  • Taken in front of a plain white or off-white background
  • Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera
  • Taken with a neutral facial expression (preferred) or a natural smile, and with both eyes open

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  • Taken in clothing that you normally wear on a daily basis:
    • Non-school Uniforms, and camouflage attire should not be worn in photos except in the case of religious attire that is worn daily.
    • You may only wear a hat or head covering if you wear it daily for religious purposes. Your full face must be visible and your head covering cannot obscure your hairline or cast shadows on your face.
    • Headphones, wireless hands-free devices or similar items are not acceptable in your photo.
    • If you normally wear prescription glasses, a hearing device or similar articles, they may be worn for your photo.  Glare on glasses is not acceptable in your photo.
    • Dark glasses or non-prescription glasses with tinted lenses are not acceptable unless you need them for medical reasons (a medical certificate may be required).

Want to take a photograph of yourself?

While we recommend you use a professional passport photo service to ensure your photo meets all the requirements, you may take the photograph yourself. Hand-held self portraits are not acceptable. Photographs must not be digitally enhanced or altered to change your appearance in any way. If you take the photo yourself with a digital camera, the digital image must adhere to the following specifications:

Dimensions The image dimensions must be in a square aspect ratio (the height must be equal to the width). Minimum acceptable dimensions are 600 x 600 pixels. Maximum acceptable dimensions are 1200 x 1200 pixels.
Color The image must be in color in sRGB color space which is the common output for most digital cameras.

Please review the following technical requirements and references for guidance on taking your own photograph.

  • Photograph Composition Template

Want to scan an existing photograph?

In addition to the digital image requirements, your existing photograph must be:

  • 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm)
  • Scanned at a resolution of 300 pixels per inch (12 pixels per millimeter)

Want to use your own digital photograph?

Use the this free photograph tool to:

Start Photo Tool
  • select a digital image stored on your computer
  • resize and rotate it if necessary
  • crop it to a square image of exactly 600 x 600 pixels, and
  • save it to your computer for printing

This tool requires Adobe Flash Player 10 or later.

if you do not have access to Flash Player try this website www.123passportphoto.com