Why do I need to buy a subscription? Can I just buy the notes individually instead?

All materials on StudySoup are able to be purchased using Karma Points. In order to obtain Karma Points, you must either purchase a subscription or become an Elite Notetaker.


Elite Notetakers upload their notes and study materials and are compensated in return. They may use what they earn from their materials to purchase additional notes and study guides from other Elite Notetakers. However, it takes a bit of time and effort to earn as an Elite Notetaker.

If you do not wish to become an Elite Notetaker, or need materials quickly, the most direct way to obtain Karma Points is purchasing a subscription.

We have three subscription options for Karma Points:

  1. 1 Year - ~$8/month, billed $102 every 12 months
  2. 6 Months (1 semester) - ~$14/month, billed $87 every 6 months
  3. 1 Month - ~$45/month, billed $45 every month

Subscriptions are charged immediately and are non-refundable, except in cases where all materials purchased are unable to be viewed due to technical errors by StudySoup. Subscriptions may be cancelled at any time to prevent further charges when the subscription term has ended.

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