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School Student ID with Barcode and Magstrip

Identity cards are a must for colleges & universities.

Most colleges, large and small, now issue photo ID cards to faculty and students. These are primarily used for identification purposes, but can also be multi-function cards as well. For example, they may have a barcode for library access, or a magstripe for building access. Validity dates for each semester or school year are clearly displayed. While these may not be worn visibly at all times, ID cards are a necessity for accessing on-campus resources.

As you enroll students, you need cards right away.

Don't worry—we have you covered.

All cards are ordered online and shipped same day, so you receive the cards you need when you need them. We don’t limit you to one delivery service—we will ship via USPS, FedEx, or UPS.

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With our online app, it’s easy to add the information of new students as they are enrolled—individually, or by uploading a spreadsheet. You may use our API to pull your students’ information directly from your database. Either way, we keep the process as quick and painless as possible.

Working with many universities, we understand that you might have special shipping requirements. Do not hesitate to call us so we can make sure that we meet the specific needs of your school.


Technology without the overhead

We have what you need to get the most from your student ID cards.

We offer every option for your student ID cards, so you are never limited. At InstantCard we love technology, and are always excited to invest in anything which will increase the functionality of your ID cards. We have made the investment in the best technology so that your institution doesn’t have to. Update to the funtionality you need—when you need it—with the click of a button.

Are you unsure as to the best ways to implement some of this technology at your university? Give us a call, we’ll be happy to discuss implementation options. We value straight talk—you should never pay for an option that you don’t need.


Attendance Monitoring & Tracking in Professional Certification Programs

Many credential and training programs, especially for adult continuing education, need to track class attendance. The use of “smart” ID cards, with either a smart chip, barcode, or magstripe, can greatly facilitate the check-in/check-out process and automatically create the logs necessary to ensure full compliance. InstantCard can even help you set up a cellphone-based attendance tracking program. Contact us to discuss your exact requirements!

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Smartcard Technical School Student ID

Order cards for 1 student or 10,000 students.

We designed our system to work with any size order.

We designed our system to work with any sized order—giving you the flexibility you need. Card price doesn’t change based on batch size. One of the ways we accomplish this is through our declining balance system.

← To learn more about our declining balance system, watch the video!

So, If you have a late enrollment, don’t worry! You may order just one card at a time at the same cost of every other student ID card. It will still shipped same-day, getting to you when you need it.


Click here to see an article on ID card policy for schools which appeared in ‘School Business Affairs’, the Professional School Manager’s leading print & online resource:

Picture This: How to Establish an Effective School ID Card Program.

“This article originally appeared in the January 2013 School Business Affairs magazine and is reprinted with permission of the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO). The text herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of ASBO International, and use of this imprint does not imply any endorsement or recognition by ASBO International and its officers or affiliates.”