Uploading a Wildcat ID Card Photo

Quick Links: | Request a card | Photo Criteria | Upload a Photo |


Please follow the instructions and criteria provided below to submit your ID Card Photo. If you have an appropriate photo, you can skip to the photo submission instructions.

How do I request a card? 

Faculty, Staff, and Students can create a service request for an ID Card on the Wildcat Card Request Page.

If you are an online-only student and need to have a card mailed to you, please make sure to include the full mailing address and that you are an Online Student in your request. Include any apartment or suite numbers and zip codes.

**Please note that new incoming First-year or Transfer students may not be able to sign in to CSGold or upload a photo until they have registered for Orientation.**

Chico State Students receive their first card for free. Any replacements will be charged a $2 fee to the Wildcat$$ Account. You can upload the funds via GetMobile App or on the web: https://get.cbord.com/csuchico/full/prelogin.php

Wildcat ID Picture Criteria 

What does an appropriate picture look like?  

  • Use a neutral background color (light blue, light gray, or beige)
  • A white or cream background will be rejected.
  • The picture should be taken shoulders up -- passport-style (you can smile!)
  • Clothing is required - no hats, headphones, sunglasses, or facemasks
  • Facing straight at the camera, no tilted heads, turned shoulders, or looking to the side
  • Center yourself in the image - keep space on all sides of your head and the frame of the photo (no cut-off foreheads)

 Please do not wear the following items when taking your photo:  

  • Beanies/hats 
  • Headphones  
  • Scarves  
  • Lanyards
  • Sunglasses 

 Please do not:  

  • Put a filter on your picture  
  • Include other people (or pets!) in the picture  
  • Use a busy background (trees, cars, etc.)
  • Take an image of your license/another ID to use as an ID photo - we need an original image

Your photo should look similar to this:

Sample ID Photo

How do I submit a photo? 

Step 1: Log into https://idcard.csuchico.edu/ using your Chico State credentials.
ID Cards Login page


Step 2: Click the “Submit ID Photo”

Submit ID Photo

Step 3: Click “Upload photo” at the bottom of the screen and choose your photo from your device

Existing photo and Upload new photo


Our ID Card Staff will review your photo after submission. We will send an email to you if the photo is rejected. If it is approved, it will appear in your ID Card profile. You can re-upload new images as many times as needed. 

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