'StudySoup' lets students at CU-Boulder and CSU sell notes and course material to their classmates

DENVER - Colorado university students who take good notes can help their peers and make extra cash by using "StudySoup."

California-based StudySoup is a digital marketplace where collegiate-level students can sell course materials, class handouts, and notes. Some StudySoup users even create custom study guides and offer tutoring. 

Critics of academic peer-to-peer sellers worry that tests will be bartered, but the company insists the space is only to enhance student learning. Many universities agree.

"It is not academic misconduct to upload or download personal notes from lectures or a study guide a student has created for the course," says Colorado State University officials on their website.

The service expands into Colorado on Tuesday and is available for CU-Boulder and CSU students. 

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