Getting a Free Account on Course Hero

Going through high school and college may be one of the most fun periods in our lives, but it’s not all sunshine and daisies all the time. Sometimes, we need the help of others or the internet, which is where file-sharing sites can come in handy – unless, of course, you can’t afford to pay for a membership for one!

And seeing as Course Hero is one of the best study material sites, it’s only logical that a lot of people want to know if there’s a way to access the files on this website without being charged for membership. In that name, here are some tips on how to get a free
an account of Course Hero.


Before we get to third-party (and Possibly illegal) options, let’s take a look at the simplest and the most legitimate way you can get access to Course Hero for free. As it happens, the website itself offers those who can’t or don’t want to pay for a membership a way to access documents in its database. All you have to do is upload some original study material or Q&As, and you’ll be all set. Once you’ve successfully uploaded a document (or documents) and Course Hero accepts it as viable, you’ll be granted a 30-day unlock – this will allow you to fully view and even download whole files on the website, without any blurred parts, for a whole month.


As you probably know, Course Hero also offers tutoring services to those who need them. You can also use this to your advantage: if you’re an expert on a subject, provide tutoring to someone, and you’ll get a 30-day unlock on Course Hero. The best way to do this is to give advice to others about the courses you’ve already taken. Once people start rating your advice positively, the website will recognize you as a tutor and will grant you $10 for every three courses in free tutor credits.

Great Content

If you thought that uploading documents on Course Hero was the end of getting free access, you were wrong. The greater quality of the content you upload, the freer unlocks you can get on the website. Here’s how this works: every time a file you’ve uploaded gets unlocked, you receive one unlock as well. Also, whenever your document receives two thumbs-up by users, you’ll also get one unlock. It’s the easiest way to get free access – just make sure the document you’re uploading is high quality and let it do the work for you.

Advanced Searching

Now, we’re not saying this is illegal (because it probably isn’t), but it can be considered as cheating. We’re talking about using the advanced search functions to find documents of extremely high quality and popularity that will score a significant amount of unlocks on Course Hero.

The trick is to know how to use the advanced search option on Google or Yahoo! to dig up quality files. For example, instead of typing in a simple “biology 101,” type in “filetype: pdf biology 101” – this will only show biology files in…