Photo Submission

Upload your photo NOW. You will find full submission instructions and photo samples within the SlugCard photo submission course (canvas.ucsc.edu). Follow the instructions carefully to get the photo approved.

Please note: The size of the photo you submit must be no larger than 400x500 px

Get your card approved by following these requirements:

  • Have someone else take your photo- No selfies
  • clear image of your face that reflects your true skin tone- Do not use filters commonly used on social media
  • Front view, full face, open eyes, and natural expression
  • Sufficient lighting with no shadows
  • Cropped from just above the top of head to collarbone
  • The head may not be tilted and must be a straight-on front angle
  • Plain white or off-white background - No patterned backgrounds (like tiles or a door)
  • No shadows on face or in background
  • No sunglasses, hats, beanies, head bands, scarves and head wear coverings unless present for religious reasons
  • Do not include other people, pets, or props
  • Must be in color
  • High resolution and is not blurry
  • No scanned photo will be accepted
  • Must be a recent photo

Resizing Your Photo

If you need to resize your photo before submitting, use any of the following applications:

  • Desktop: Picasa, Photoshop, Microsoft Picture Manager (PC only), iPhoto (Mac only)
  • Online: Web Resize
  • Upload a photo to a networking site, resize it, and then export it to your desktop


Note: access to the SlugCard photo course is given within a week of submitting the Statement of Intent to Register (for newly admitted students)