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Submitting an Online Photo

  • Frame subject with full face, front view, eyes open.  Please make sure to have even lighting on the front of your face. (see pictures below)
  • The most common reason for rejecting a photo: photo being too narrow to crop or the lighting is poor and is creating a strong shadow on the face or discolored. PLEASE USE A FLASH.
  • No hats, sunglasses, jewelry, or garments of any sort that obstruct the view of your face. No other people or objects in photo.
  • Make sure photo presents full head; leaving a margin around the top of hair to bottom of chin.
  • Submit a color photograph against a PLAIN BACKGROUND (can be a color) that your hair shows up.
  • No copyrighted materials.
  • Position subject and lighting so that it is even and there are no distracting shadows on the face or background.
  • Subject must have a natural expression and facing forward. WE ENCOURAGE SMILING!
  • Center head within frame.
  • Only .JPEG images are accepted.  MINIMUM SIZE= 500x500
  • CHECK YOUR NDSU EMAIL FOR OUR RESPONSE; within 24 hours on business days.

When picking up your NDSU Card, you must present a government issued photo ID (driver’s license, passport, military ID or Tribal ID)

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photo example

  • Make certain it is a photo you want.  Requesting a reprint for vanity reasons will result in purchasing another card
  • Submitting a photo other than your own is fraud.  University policies regarding fraud will be enforced

Photos can be submitted through Online Photo Submission. To upload your photo, go to

NDSU chose U.S.Bank as its partner to offer students the option to add banking functionality to the campus ID card.  For more information, check out the U.S. Bank checking account with student benefits at htts:/ 

NDSU Card Center

174 Memorial Union (main level)

NDSU Card Center
NDSU Dept. 4500
P.O. Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050

701-231-6252 (phone)
701-231-8297 (fax)

Office Hours:
8:00am-5:00pm (Monday-Friday)

Summer Hours:
7:30am-4:00pm (Monday-Friday)

Holiday Break Hours:

7:30am-4:00pm (Monday-Friday)

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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-6252 / Fax: (701) 231-8297
Campus address: Memorial Union 174
Physical/delivery address: 1401 Administrative Ave., Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 4500 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: NDSU CARD CENTER 

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 05, 2019 1:17:21 PM
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