Photo Requirements

When submitting a photo for a CWRU ID card, the following guidelines must be met. If any of the below criteria are not met, your photo may be denied and another photo will need to be submitted for approval.

  • Front view, full face, open eyes, closed mouth, and natural expression
  • Full head from top of head to shoulders
  • Wear normal street attire
  • The head may not be tilted and must be a straight-on front angle
  • Plain white or off-white background
  • No shadows on face or in background
  • No sunglasses; no hat or head covering unless worn daily for religious reasons
  • Normal contrast and lighting
  • No special filters
  • Nobody else in the photo
  • Photo must be in color
  • Photo must be no older than 6 months