Accessing Your QuickBooks Online Trial

Follow these steps to access your complimentary trial of QuickBooks Online.

Note! Labyrinth Learning cannot provide technical support for QuickBooks trial software. Intuit Education provides the following support options:

The QuickBooks Online trial is available via the Intuit website using a service called SheerID. Most students are instantly verified after completing the steps as outlined. If you aren't instantly verified, or if your school has been added as a custom school, you will go through a second-level verification process that can take about 20 minutes.

This guide is designed for college, university, and trade-school students. If you're a high-school student, your teacher will complete the educator registration.

Part 1: Get Your License Number from Intuit

  1. Navigate to https://intuit.me/labyrinth-online.
  2. Use this link. Don't go directly to the Intuit Education main page!

  3. Fill in the form entirely. Use this illustration as a guide but enter your own information.

    Personal Information form

  4. Confirm all information then click Verify and Continue.
  5. At this stage you will either be instantly verified:

    Verified notification

    Or you will be asked to provide additional information:

    Further documentation needed notification

  6. Follow the step for your situation:
  7. If you don't see an email, check your spam folder for an email from verify@sheerid.com

    Second-Level Verification

  8. Download or scan one of the required forms of verification and save the file to your computer.
  9. Acceptable documents include a class schedule, transcript, tuition receipt, or any official document that shows your full name, school name, and a date within the last three months. Save the file in an accepted format: BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, or PDF.

    IMPORTANT! Ensure the scan is legible (not fuzzy). The documentation must show your full name and match the name used on the verification form (step 1). Black out or otherwise disguise all confidential information, such as your social security number or banking details.
  10. Click Choose File, navigate to and select the file, and click Open.
  11. Choose File

  12. Once the file is uploaded, click Submit for Review.
  13. If the document meets the requirements, you will receive an email with a link to download the software, as well as the license and product numbers. Continue with step 8.

    Successful upload

    If it doesn't, you will need to resubmit a request for assistance through SheerID.


  14. In the email you received, click the "signup" link.
  15. please click here

    This link will take you to the screen shown in step 2 below for setting up your account. From here, all instructions are the same.

    Part 2: Redeem Your License Number

    1. Go to: https://quickbooks.intuit.com/signup/retail
    2. Enter the license and product numbers in the indicated places and click Set Up Account. You must review and agree to the Terms of Service.

      Set Up Your Account screen

    3. Fill in the form to sign up for QuickBooks Online then click Create Account.

      Sign Up for QuickBooks screen

      When you click in the Password field, a list of password requirements will pop up.
      Write down your password!

    4. Complete the fields in the "No two businesses are alike" window and click Next.
      • Business name: Puppy Luv Pampered Pooch - Your Name
        (Replace "Your Name" with your actual name)
      • Time in business: Less than 1 year

      No two businesses are alike

      Remember, the user interface for QuickBooks Online is updated frequently. Some of the names and features indicated here may be different on the screen you see now.

    5. In the next window, click the boxes for Send and track invoices, Organize your expenses, and Track your bills, and then click All Set.

      What Would You Like to Do in QuickBooks screen

      Warning! After the setup is complete, you can change all information except the industry type. QuickBooks Online uses that information to create default settings and the Chart of Accounts.

    6. In the next window, choose Accountant as your role then click All set.

      Congratulations! Your QuickBooks Online company is ready for you to customize. You may receive one or more emails from Intuit, welcoming you to QuickBooks Online and providing more information.

      **To access QuickBooks Online later, go to https://qbo.intuit.com (or you can download the app to your computer or mobile device).**



    Trial Software Support

    Labyrinth Learning cannot provide technical support for QuickBooks trial software. Intuit Education provides the following support options.

    1. For issues with obtaining a trial software license, contact SheerID.
    2. For installation or registration issues, including site license assistance, email education@intuit.com. If you do not receive a response, ask your instructor to contact phone support at the number listed below.
    3. Educators only: For phone support M-F 7-4 PST, call 866-570-3843. There is currently no phone support for learners, though educators may call on a learner’s behalf.

    For additional software support, please visit the QuickBooks support website.

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