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Can I upload a photo to my ClipperCard?

Submit your ClipperCard Photo Online

  • Browse to and sign in with your Salem State username and password.
  • Photo upload is also available from the GET Mobile app for IOS and Android.
  • Please read the guidelines below and make sure your picture is appropriate.

Submit a Salem State ID Card Form if you are requesting a replacement card.

Photo Requirements

  • The default maximum file size accepted for an uploaded file is 1 MB.
  • The default viewable size of a photo in GET is 225 x 150. If a user uploads a photo that does not match these dimensions, the photo is automatically scaled and cropped, as necessary. The user can view the photo immediately after upload to see the resized version.
  • The photo upload feature accepts the following file types:  JPEG, PNG, GIF.

Photo Guidelines

  • Your ClipperCard photo is for identification purposes. The photo must clearly identify you as a person.
  • You must be looking straight at the camera. Frame subject with full head/shoulders, front view, eyes open (no side profiles!).
  • The background must be a light color.
  • No senior portraits or professional photos.
  • There can be no borders on the photo. There should be a small space between your head and the top of the image, as well as a definite contrast between you and the background.
  • The photograph must be in color.
  • No red eye or flash reflection on glasses or contact lenses.
  • Clear eyeglasses are acceptable.
  • Shaded eyeglasses are not acceptable.
  • No hats, sunglasses, jewelry, or garments of any kind that obstruct the view of your face or the top of your head.
  • No other people or objects in the photo or inappropriate expressions.
  • Photo must be taken within the last six months.
  • The ClipperCard office reserves the right to refuse any photos that do not meet these requirements.

Photo submissions are manually reviewed and can take up to three business days to be processed.

  • ClipperCard will notify the user via Salem State email if your photo is accepted or rejected.
  • If your photo is rejected, please submit a new one.
  • Submitting a photo other than your own is fraud. University policies regarding fraud will be enforced.

Good Hil

Good example: White or neutral background, clear image of face and shoulders, cropped to remove any background images. 


Good example: Patron must be looking straight at the camera. Frame with full head and shoulders, front view and eyes open.


Bad example: Dark shaded glasses.

Bad example: inappropriate expression

Bad example: photo is cropped too close

Bad example: Wearing a hat.

Do You Need More Help?

ClipperCard Office
Mike Pelletier
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5 pm
Walk-In Service: Central Campus, CC 2203