Step 1: Visit your Timeline and Click on the photos icon. Then click the Create an Album icon
Step 2: Then you will find a File Window Explorer to enable you choose the photo you wish to use as your profile photo. It displays Uploading bar which contains upload status. Meanwhile, you have to click on the checkbox for high quality and ensure you set the alum's privacy settings to private: Only me.
Step 3: Once you are done with the uploading, check to confirm if the album has been set to only me before posting it.
Step 4: Now when you click on your photos tab on your Timeline, you can look at your private album.
Step 5: Click on the very image you wish to use as you profile photo and a window displays, which shows your private photo. Click on the options icon, then click on make profile picture as displayed in the Screenshot.
Step 6: Then you will be shown a window that shows skip cropping icon. Then you are done: You can then see your preferred photo as your profile picture without cropping it first.
Or you can watch this video to see how these procedures are done: