Submit Photo for Dartmouth ID Card

New matriculating students incoming for Fall Term are welcome to submit photos over the summer for their ID card. Submit one to us before July 29th, and we can print your ID card ahead of time! Using the requirements outlined below, submit a photo to be issued on your Dartmouth College Student ID card. Please note, the photo you upload will also be in campus systems viewed by faculty and administrators.

Photo Requirements

  • The photograph must be in color, focused, and taken in good light -- no dark or shadowed photos.
  • The photograph should not be taken outside as direct sunlight causes shadows, glare, or reflections which we cannot accept.
  • The photograph must have a solid white or light-colored plain background, without designs or patterns (suggestion: plain wall).
  • The photograph must show a full face, front view of the cardholder, no profiles or angles.
  • The photograph must be a headshot, like a passport-style photo (we cannot accept any torso-view photos)
  • Make sure top of head is not cut off and is clearly visible.
  • The cardholder must appear in normal street attire (no costumes), without a hat or other headgear and no dark glasses.
  • The photograph must be that of the cardholder only (no family, friends, animals, objects, etc., are permitted).
  • NOTE: Photo file size should not exceed 800 KB for successful processing.


Any photo submitted will be reviewed for adherence to these requirements. The DartCard Office reserves the right not to accept any photo.


In-Office Photo Capture During COVID-19

Due to the current social-distancing practices of Dartmouth College, our office is not open for in-person visits. For the time being, we are working remotely and will not be able to capture photos for new students in the office.

New Undergraduate & Graduate Students

Information for  obtaining your new student ID card will be available in late-spring, including an invitation to submit a photo online for the ID card.

Valid ID (driver’s license/permit, non-driver ID, passport, or other government issued ID) must be shown to pick up a first-time ID card, whether pre-printed or for in-office photo capture.

If your submitted photo is rejected for any reason, you will be able to re-submit another picture. 

For the Fall Term cycle, once your submitted photo is accepted, the card is sent to print.

Returning Students and Employees

The option to submit uploaded photos for ID cards is only offered to incoming First-Year, Transfer and Exchange, and Graduate/Professional Schools students. At this time, this has not been extended to returning current students or employees. Returning students are welcome to submit photo updates, however ID cards will not be printed unless requested separately.

If your ID card has been lost, stolen, or damaged, please email to inquire. Please DO NOT upload a photo.

If you would like to update your photo, please email to inquire. Please DO NOT upload a photo. If you choose to upload a photo, a replacement ID card may be printed and a $25.00 replacement fee may be assessed.

How-To: Photo Upload

Upload your photo with GET online or through the mobile app!

From the GET website on any browser:
After logging in using your Dartmouth web authentication credentials, you will see the "Overview" screen.
Use the Quick Links menu, located on the left of the screen, and select “Upload ID Photo.”
On the Photo Upload screen, select the “Browse” button and search on your computer/device for the photo.
Follow the on-screen prompts to complete uploading the photo for your ID card.
Note: Google Chrome is not recommended, as users have reported issues when using the browser to access the features of the GET website.
Reminder: Photo file should be .jpg format no larger than 800kb for successful processing.

On the "GET Mobile" mobile app:
Go to settings.
Select “Upload Photo.”
On the Photo Upload screen, select “Choose Photo” to open the source options. Search on your device or take a new photo.
Follow the on-screen prompts to complete processing your photo in order to upload it for your ID card.


We have heard from some students experiencing difficulty uploading photos. For the best user experience, we recommend using these web browsers: Firefox, Internet Explorer, of Safari. Please note, users have reported problems with the Google Chrome browser.

For the best user experience, we recommend using the mobile app.

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