Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a charge for the ID card?

Your first BuckID is free.

How long will it take once my ID card on-line application is submitted?

First time students attending the Columbus campus will receive their card when they arrive to campus to begin classes. Additional information will be sent to your Buckeyemail account and posted on closer to your arrival.

Ohio State Online students will be able to access a digital BuckID in the Ohio State app. You can find more information at our website

What is the largest file size I can upload?


What photo file types do you accept?

Only JPEG (.jpg) files are accepted.

What happens if the photo I supply does not meet the specified requirements?

Your application for an ID card will be delayed. You will receive an email indicating the reason why the photo is not acceptable and will have to either re-upload another picture or visit the BuckID office to have your card manually produced.

I have a question not listed here, where can I get help?

View more FAQs at the BuckID web site or email