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Will my student card be ready when I start College?

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Your card will be waiting for you when you start college if you uploaded a photo at least 3 weeks before the start date of your course.  Photos submitted after this deadline may mean that you have to wait a week or so to collect the card.  We will send you a text when your card is ready to collect telling you it's arrived and where to collect it.

It’s not just a College Card, it’s a National Entitlement Card (NEC) too.

The College side of the card has your ID Number on it, this is your College network user name.  The card can be used in College Libraries for self-issue machines.

I’ll get discounts with my Student Card, right?

This is a multi-application smartcard scheme run as a partnership between the Scottish Government, Scotland’s local councils, Dundee & Angus College and others to make it quicker and easier to access services.

Most places accept it as a Student Card for Discounts and if you are aged between 11 and 25 your new NEC will have Young Scotbranding.
This branding will give you access to all of the Young Scot information services, as well as discounts and special offers in over 1,800 places in Scotland and in over 200,000 places in 42 European countries. You can find more information at

Young Persons Travel Concession - If you are aged between 16 and 18 (inclusive) or you are a full-time volunteer (30+ hours per week) aged between 19 and 25 (inclusive) you may qualify for the Young Persons Concessionary Travel Scheme.

Scotland-Wide Free Bus Travel - for older and disabled people - If you are 60 and over or have a disability you may be entitled to free bus travel. This will be shown as an orange symbol at the bottom right of your card.

I can use it for proof of age, right?

The new card will also have the PASS hologram on it, meaning you can use it as a proof-of-age card across the UK.

I can use any photo, right?

No, you can't!  This is an important document and we must have a suitable passport style photograph to be able to produce your card.  The Sample Photos document (top right) tells you what's suitable and what's not.  If your photos no use then we reject it and email you to tell you we need another one and this could mean your card isn't here for you starting college.