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Online Photo Submission Information


Top 5 Reasons Photos Get Rejected:

  1. Not reading the guidelines

  2. Background not solid white

  3. Photo is a noticeable selfie

  4. Photo cropped too close

  5. Not reading the guidelines


Photo submission requirements:

  • It is a recent color photo of yourself only. No other visible people or objects

  • It is cropped from just above the top of the head to the collarbone

  • It is centered, full face view with a neutral facial expression or a natural smile

  • It is facing straight ahead, no head tilts

  • It has a plain, solid white or off-white background (i.e. white wall, white poster board or white screen. NO patterns, textures or scenic backgrounds)

  • It should not include hats, sunglasses or any other article that may obstruct the face or hair except for religious or medical purposes

  • Social media profile photos, glamour photos, and debutante photos should not be submitted

  • It is between 500 x 500 pixels and 4000 x 4000 pixels. Saved in .jpg format only

Below are examples of photos that will be approved.


Photo Submission Example 1
Photo Submission Example 2



Photo submission steps:

  • Access your TigerOne account at http://t1online.clemson.edu and log in with your Clemson Username and Password

  • Select "Photos" on the top panel

  • Follow the instructions to upload your photo

  • You will be notified via email within two business days if your photo was accepted or rejected. (If you do not receive your email in your inbox, be sure to check your spam or ProofPoint)

  • You can also check your status at the aforementioned web address



*Attention off campus students and employees: Once your photo is approved, send an email to tigeronecard@clemson.edu with your name, CUID number, and the TigerOne liaison in which you are requesting us to send your TigerOne card.  (List of Liaisons can be found on our Contact page)


Clemson University’s TigerOne Card Services reserves the right to refuse any photos that do not meet our requirements. Failure to adhere to photo submission guidelines is subject to appropriate University action as deemed necessary. Any inappropriate photo will be reviewed by the Office of Community and Ethical Standards and/or Human Resources.


* Important: Please remember to bring your valid government issued photo identification card to obtain your new Clemson University ID card.  (Examples: U.S. Driver’s License issued by DMV, Security/U.S. Green Card, Passport book or U.S. Military ID Card. Note: Driver’s License’s stamped “void” and Passport cards are unable to be accepted per Homeland Security.)