Terms & Conditions

Do It and Design It Yourself Programs and Online Curriculum Guarantee

DIY Professional Bookkeeper
DIY Professional Tax Preparer
DIY Professional Bookkeeper Course

Student understands that these DIY offerings are designed for students who wish to design and complete the courses themselves, with minimum help and support to minimize their tuition costs. These courses have a limited guarantee.

If after completing your course within 30 days, the course does not meet your expectations, return all materials and proof of completion to Universal for a complete refund of all monies paid. 

Beyond this guarantee, the student enrolls at their own risk. These courses do include all the on-line curriculum and information necessary to complete the course and become certified. Prerequisites include a high school diploma or GED, basic math skills, and comprehension of high school english. Successful students provide the self-discipline and persistence to finish the course and upgrade academic support if needed.

Standard full-enrollment guarantees that apply to full enrollment programs for these courses available through our enrollment call center do not apply to programs availaible through this on-line store.  These programs are available through this on-ine store at substantially reduced rates as they do not include the extensive coaching and support that full enrollment programs entail, including one-on-one success coaching and extended (up to 2 year) academic support, or the extended guarantee of satisfaction that these level of support allow us to make.  

Universal cannot guarantee the results of the coaching due to a loss of momentum during the process, and the student has forfeited his or her ability to return a program for a refund of any monies paid or due.  Students may work at their own pace. If the student has watched all videos, completed all of the worksheets, practice sets and assignments, and taken the final exam and has not missed any payment deadlines, and is dissatisfied with the course, the student may request a Return Authorization Number to send back all the coursework at their expense at: www.universalaccounting.com/returns for a full refund.  (Funds received will not be refunded until receipt and processing of all materials by UAC.  Please allow 7 days to process)

A three-day cooling-off period is allowed beginning when a student receives his or her login and password from UAC until midnight three business days later.  A student wanting to cancel within this time frame must notify the school in writing via certified letter, postmarked within the three-day period.   The student must then request a Return Authorization Number to send back all the coursework at their expense at: www.universalaccounting.com/returns for a full refund.  (Funds received will not be refunded until receipt and processing of all materials by UAC.  Please allow 7 days to process)

School Operational Summary Universal Accounting Center (UAC) and its operations comply with standards established under law for occupational instruction by private, postsecondary educational institutions. Course instruction is updated annually and is subject to ongoing review.  For a complete list of all UAC policies, please refer to the student catalog at www.universalaccounting.com/catalog  

Follow-up Support As a student and/or graduate of Universal, the student may be assisted depending on the term of support purchased, with:

  • Academic Support - Access to course instructors to assist in comprehending course materials
  • Accounting - Consultation related to accounting and bookkeeping topics for a graduate’s own company, client or employer.
  • Accounting Software - Basic assistance and advice in the use and application of accounting principles related to current software applications.

Job Placement Assistance Support: No job placement or wage/salary level is guaranteed by UAC.  While eligible for follow-up support, a student may receive:

  • Resume Preparation – Assistance via email in the review and development of a resume for the purpose of securing interviews.
  • Resume Placement Assistance – Helping to identify possible employers and accounting-related positions by following a weekly routine.
  • Interviewing Technique Review – Role play advice and suggestions to improve the success of interviewing opportunities.

Accounting and Bookkeeping Marketing Support
Answers to marketing related questions will be provided with either starting or building an accounting, bookkeeping or tax practice following the strategies outlined in either the Professional Bookkeeper, Professional Tax Preparer, or Professional Bookkeeper’s Guide to QuickBooks Programs

Product Shipment and Delivery
Online access to course material will be granted for 12 months from date of enrollment .  Courseware manuals and DVD hardgoods, if ordered, and products and materials not available online will be scheduled to ship within 4 business days of receiving and processing the order.  All orders will be delivered using USPS or UPS.   When possible, a tracking number will be emailed to the student.  Shipments will be sent “ground” unless otherwise arranged, and may arrive 7 to 10 days after being sent. 

Program Enrollment After enrolling in a UAC study program, an Orientation Counselor will attempt to contact the student via phone and or email to advise the student with regard to the course work, support procedures and testing, if any.

Testing Information Practice tests and/or final exams exist online for the “Professional Bookkeeper”, “Professional Bookkeeper’s Guide to QuickBooks” and “Professional Tax Preparer” programs. After enrolling, the student should go to: www.uacourses.com to access the testing system. Any student who successfully completes the course of study will be awarded an appropriate certificate of completion for the course. A student may take the final exam twice.  Students needing a letter of recommendation should call or email the school.

Grading Policy Final exams are used to evaluate performance and knowledge and are the basis for the final grade.  A score of 90% or higher constitutes a comprehensive knowledge of course work and may earn a special designation (see below). Nonetheless, certification from UAC is granted for scores of 70% or higher. Scores below 70% result in a failing grade.  No credit toward course completion will be granted for previous educational training or instruction.  UAC is registered under the Postsecondary Proprietary School Act. This does not mean that the state of Utah supervises, recommends or accredits the institution. UAC is not accredited by a regional or national institution recognized by the US Department of Education.  UAC maintains full surety as required by UT state law (bond held by the Division of Consumer Protection).

Legal Jurisdiction This agreement shall be construed and enforced according to the laws of the State of Utah. Furthermore, the parties agree the only courts with jurisdiction to hear disputes arising hereunder are courts located in the County of Salt Lake, State of Utah. This agreement supersedes all other agreements, verbal or otherwise.  

 

 

Program
Title
Enrollment
Requirements
Clock
Hours
Earned
Certificate
Occupational
Preparation
Professional Bookkeeper Program H.S. Diploma or GED Equivalent 60 *PB Certification if test score >89%
*Cert. of Completion for 70-89% test score
Accountant, AP Clerk, AR Clerk, Full-charge Bookkeeper, General Ledger Bookkeeper, Professional Bookkeeping Clerk, Contract Accountant, General Ledger
Professional Tax Preparer Program H.S. Diploma or GED Equivalent 72 *PTP Certification if test score >89% Income Tax Preparer, Tax Accounting Clerk,
*Cert. of Completion for 70-89% test score
Professional Bookkeeper’s Guide to QuickBooks Program H.S. Diploma or GED Equivalent 30 *QS Certification if test score >89%
*Cert. of Completion for 70-89% test score
Accountant, AP Clerk, AR Clerk, Full-charge Bookkeeper, General Ledger Bookkeeper, Professional Bookkeeper, Bookkeeping Clerk, Contract Accountant, General Ledger Accountant, Payroll Clerk