Are there quality tests for notes?

All notes and study guides uploaded to StudySoup go through our Quality Assurance process. This means that an actual human will be looking through every material that is uploaded to make sure it adheres to StudySoup's rules and quality standards.

You will receive an email for each material after it has gone through our Quality Assurance process, which will tell you whether the material passed or failed the evaluation. It is possible to pass overall but still fail one category, and vice versa. Make sure you read these emails carefully, as they'll provide tips on improvements you can make to any failed portions of the materials.

If your material is rejected by the Quality Assurance process, you will have 24 hours to upload a new material that fits the Quality Assurance criteria.

Notes and study guides are evaluated in three categories:

  • Context:
    • Materials should be relevant to the course that they are uploaded for and should be long and detailed enough to be useful to classmates. Study guides should always be more than one page and include insightful information.
  • Organization:
    • Materials should be easy to read and organized in a way that allows classmates to understand the content. Blurry images or illegible handwriting will not pass this portion of quality assurance.
  • Copyright:
    • All materials uploaded to StudySoup must be originally created by the notetakers based on what they learned from class and readings. No professor materials, scanned assignments, past/current exams, textbooks (or images of textbook material), or anything that is published or copyrighted by another party will be accepted.

Here's a checklist that you should refer to when creating and uploading your materials:


If you can answer "yes" to all of these questions, you should be good to go!

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