Don't wait until the last minute! If everyone is trying to upload their application at 11:55 a.m. on the application deadline date, the system may not be able to accommodate all of the uploading. Please plan ahead and give yourself time in case something goes wrong.

Image Format

The only file type that will upload is the JPEG file format, with a file name that ends in the .jpg file extension. Files should be in RGB or sRGB color mode, not CYMK, which will not display correctly on screen. Image files must be saved in JPEG format (the filename will end with .jpg) at 72 ppi and 1920 pixels at the longest side, and no larger than 1.8 MB.

Connection Errors

There may be certain times of day when uploading an image works better than others. You may notice a difference in upload times between images of the same size. This variability comes from the nature of the Internet, and may be due to one or more of several factors, including:

  1. Bandwidth: Several applicants trying to upload images at the same time, or overall heavy internet traffic can make things slow - try uploading again at a different time.
  2. Connection: A bad connection between your phone, wireless, cable, or network and your ISP (internet service provider) may be the problem - by disconnecting and reconnecting to the internet, you may be able to establish a better connection.
  3. Firewall software or Proxy server: If you are using a firewall program like Zone Alarm or Norton System Works, you may want to turn off the software while you are uploading.
  4. Memory: Restarting your computer and clearing your browser's memory cache will free up memory and may speed things up. It's also a good idea to quit from other applications before uploading, since these use up available memory as well.

Video Uploading on YouTube

The information you need to upload to YouTube will be found on their website:

To get started uploading videos on YouTube, follow the steps below: 1. Sign into YouTube (or create an account). 2. Click the Upload link at the top of the page. 3. Select the video you'd like to upload from your computer. Once the upload is completed YouTube will send you an email to notify you that your video is done uploading and processing.