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Your WildCard is your University of Kentucky student ID.

Head to the Wildcard ID Office page for more information about current hours.

Upload Your Wildcard ID Photo

Upload your ID photo to have your student Wildcard waiting on you.  To do so, we need you to upload your photo at   Please read over the guidelines and requirements prior to submitting your photo online.   If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at 859-257-1378.


Want to see if your ID photo was submitted and approved?


How to upload your photo:

  • Go on
  • Login with your link blue user ID and password
  • Click Upload ID Photo (your photo box will be empty)
  • Click Choose File – pick your photo
  • Click Upload

Photo guidelines

  • Photographs mush be saved in JPEG format not to exceed 1MB
  • Must be square to avoid disproportionate resizing when uploading
  • Taken within the last 6 months to reflect your current appearance
  • Taken clear/in color & Full-face view directly facing the camera – shoulders high only
  • Photo must be centered and taken on a solid white background only
  • No senior portraits or professional photos allowed

Items not acceptable in photos:

  • No shadows, hair, or clothing obscuring the face
  • No headphones, wireless hands-free devices, or similar items
  • No dark glasses or non-prescription glasses with tinted lenses
  • No hats or head coverings may be worn, except for religious purpose
  • The face must be visible and the head covering cannot obscure your hairline or cast shadows on your face
  • No group shots – only you in the photo

Photo submissions are manually reviewed and can take up to three business days to be processed. You will be notified whether your photo is accepted or rejected. If your photo is rejected, we will ask you to submit another one. The third time your photo is rejected, you will need to have your picture taken within the Wildcard ID office. You will not be able to submit any more photos online.

Check if your photo was approved

  • Go on
  • Login with your link blue user ID and password
  • Click Upload ID Photo
  • If your photo was approved, you'll see it under Current ID Photo
  • If you don't see your photo there, use the Upload button on the right
Sample acceptable student Wildcard photo

Sample acceptable student Wildcard photo