QS LEAP offers students free test preparation

By Laura Devaney
November 19th, 2015

New service is designed to help students across the globe access free test preparation as they set their sights on higher education

test-preparationAs test preparation remains expensive and learning inequality stands at epidemic levels, QS LEAP aims to revolutionize and democratize the world of test preparation.

QS Quacquarelli Symonds have recently launched the new hybrid learning platform QS LEAP (Learn and Prepare with Friends). It is designed to allow applicants from across the globe to prepare for the GMAT, GRE, SAT, and LSAT – all for free.

QS LEAP allows prospective applicants for these papers to learn from global experts, compete with peers, and test themselves on thousands of exam-style questions.

It allows for both synchronous and asynchronous learning, and features tailored discussion groups that facilitate dynamic peer-to-peer information exchange.

This is all available to students without requiring any premium, making QS LEAP a free social test preparation platform. In doing so, it empowers students to strive to achieve outstanding admissions test scores irrespective of socioeconomic background. It recognizes that motivated, intelligent individuals are being priced out of the opportunity to attend institutions by the cost of test preparation.

“It is difficult to find a teacher in my town who can prepare somebody for the SAT. And there aren’t any platforms that provide absolutely free coaching & tutors for the SAT on the internet. LEAP has been very helpful for me […] I haven’t found anything better’ said Semenishin Dmitry, an aspiring Harvard applicant from a small Russian town.

As increasing numbers of individuals aspire to study at the world’s best schools, QS LEAP recognizes that free test preparation must be the future if universities are to avoid talented students slipping through the admissions test net.

Material from a press release was used in this report.

About the Author:

Laura Devaney

Laura Devaney is the Director of News for eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura

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