DePauw ID Card: Uploading a photo

To upload a photo for your DePauw ID card, you will need to:


Create a GET account

GET is the system that enables you to upload a photo that may be used for your DePauw ID card as well as manage your Tiger Express account, meal plan, find participating out-in-town restaurants, and much more.

  1. Browse to
  2. Click Sign up now!
  3. Complete all of the fields that are displayed on the screen keeping in mind the following tips:
    1. For Student ID, enter your 9-digit student ID number including the leading zeros
    2. Enter your Birth Date using a MM/DD/YYYY format
    3. For Email, enter the Google Apps email address DePauw has issued you
    4. Your password is case-sensitive and must meet the following requirements:
      1. Passwords must be between 7-12 characters in length
      2. Passwords must contain at least one letter and one number
  4. Click Register (Note: At this point, a confirmation email will be sent to your DePauw Google Apps email account that contains the final step you need to complete your registration.)
  5. To complete your registration:
    1. Log in to your DePauw Google Apps email account
    2. Open the email named GET – Registration Confirmation
    3. Click the User Confirmation link as requested

Guidelines for your photo

Your photo should be passport-style taken within the last six months that meets the following guidelines.


NOTE: Please follow these guidelines carefully because
your photo will be rejected if it does not meet these requirements.


  • It must be a focused color photo taken in full-face view (e.g. only your head and the top of your shoulders) with you directly facing the camera.
  • Prescription glasses are allowed. You may not wear sunglasses, hats, hoodies, or headphones.
  • The photo should not have flash reflections, glare, or shadows.
  • The background must be uniform, plain, and white. You may want to consider using a plain white sheet or towel or a large sheet of white paper as a backdrop for your photo.
  • The photo must be in JPEG (.jpg) format and no larger than 1 MB.
  • The default viewable size of a photo is 225 X 150.

Smiling is encouraged – after all, you are now a member of the DePauw community.

Examples of photos

Acceptable photo Reasons for not accepting Reasons for not accepting Reasons for not accepting
not centered, out of focus, no hat, background is not uniform, head/body tilted, photo too dark glare/shadows, background not plain, others in photo (not passport-style), too far away from camera, no borders background is not plain


Upload your photo to GET

After taking your photo following the above guidelines and saving it to your computer, you are ready to submit it for approval.
  1. Browse to
  2. Enter the username and password you created in Create a GET account, and then click Login
  3. In the Quick Links: menu on the right side of your screen, click Upload ID Photo
  4. Click Browse (Note: If you have previously uploaded a photo, this button will be labeled Choose File.)
  5. Select the photo you want to upload
  6. Click Open
  7. Click Upload
  8. You will receive an email letting you know whether or not your photo was accepted within 3 days.


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