Uploading Your MacPass ID Photo

Incoming Students only

To upload your photo, download the GET Mobile app or log on to the secure GET Funds website with your Macalester username and password. From the GET Funds homepage, there is a Quick Links section with a link labeled “Upload ID Photo.” Select that page to upload your photo and stay tuned for approval.

Uploaded photos must meet the MacPass Photo Requirements. If they DO NOT meet the requirements, you will receive an email explaining why your photo was not approved. But don’t worry! You can still upload another photo or take one during orientation when you arrive on campus.

If you have any questions about the requirements or uploading process, email us at .

Submitting Your Photo Online

Mobile

Open GET Mobile on your smartphone, and log in using your Macalester username and password. Set up a PIN or touch ID if you want to for quicker login in the future. Touch the circle in the upper right corner above your name, then touch the camera icon at the bottom right. Now touch the camera on the right side to either take a new photo or select one from your photos. That’s all! Now you just need to wait for a confirmation email from a member of the MacPass staff. Make sure your photo meets the Photo Requirements below so you don’t need to resubmit and can skip the line at Orientation!

Desktop

Navigate to the GET Website and select Macalester College for your institution. Select the first link to log in and do so with your Macalester username and password. On the right side, under Quick Links select “Upload ID Photo”. Choose a file from your computer and submit! Now you just need to wait for a confirmation email from a member of the MacPass staff. Make sure your photo meets the Photo Requirements below so you don’t need to resubmit and can skip the line at Orientation!

MacPass Photo Requirements

Uploaded Photo Dos:

See Example Uploaded Photos

Please make sure your photo is:

  • A Passport style photo: vertical AND in color
    • This does NOT mean you have to get a passport photo taken!
  • Original digital copy. No scanned, photocopied, or pictures of images.
  • Of good quality— not pixelated, blurry, or low resolution. Must be at least 300 pixels wide.
  • Taken with plain white, off-white, or blue smooth background.
  • Full-face view directly at the camera. Head/face centered in image. No head tilts!
  • Minimal facial expression or a natural smile with both eyes open.
  • Small space between head and top of image.
  • Head, neck, and some part of upper garment visible. Garment must be visible and a color contrasting the background.
  • If you normally wear prescribed glasses, please wear them in the photo and ensure there is no glare on the lenses

Uploaded MacPass Photo Don’ts:

See Example Uploaded Photos

Uploaded photos may NOT include the following:

  • Hats or head covering (unless those items are worn daily for religious purposes, and in such cases those items must not obscure any facial features)
  • Hair that covers the face, eyes, or ears.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Shadows.
  • Hand gestures.
  • Other people or things (pets, props, etc.) in the photo.
  • Weird facial expressions.
  • Colors or filters.
  • Selfies.
  • Senior portraits or school photos or glamour shots.
  • Please ensure photo is not too far away and not too close up!

Example Uploaded Photos

Approved Uploaded Photo

Approved Photo

 

Passport-style photo: vertical and in color? 

Correct image and file size? ✔

Of good quality? 

Original digital copy? ✔ 

Correct body placement, garments, background, and color? ✔ 

Unapproved Uploaded Photos

Unapproved Photo 1

Passport-style photo: vertical and in color? X
This photo has additional filters. 

Correct image and file size? X
This photo was uploaded as a 75×100 pixel image.

Of good quality? X
Not high enough resolution

Original digital copy? ✔ 

Correct body placement, garments, background, and color? X
This photo is NOT taken on a smooth background. It includes gestures, weird facial expressions, sunglasses, hats, hair obstructing view of face, and props. 

 

Unapproved Photo 2

Passport-style photo: vertical and in color? 

Correct image and file size? 

Of good quality? 

Original digital copy? 

Correct body placement, garments, background, and color? X
This photo is not centered, would NOT be approved.