Academic Center

About the Academic Center

The Academic Center, located on the first floor of the Administration Building, is open to all ACU students and provides makeup tests with the instructor’s permission.  It is the student’s responsibility to make a reservation to take a makeup test.

Services Provided:

  • Testing Center – take proctored exams with your instructor’s permission
  • Tutoring – all tutoring is provided free of charge to ACU students.
  • Study groups are available every semester and vary by time, subject, and location.
  • Academic counseling and accountability is available to all students.

Testing Hours

Monday through Friday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Closed for chapel Tue & Thurs from 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.
Offices are closed on holidays.

Academic Center Staff

Brenda Spear

Director of Academic Services

As the Academic Director at ACU, I have the privilege of working with students, faculty and staff. I especially enjoy developing relationships with the students and walking them through the rigors of college academia. I love my job.  I love making something that students think is so hard and making it palatable.  I love running interference for kids.  I love watching their joy and giving them a high five when they get good grades. Seven years of experience running my own private tutoring business taught me some invaluable lessons that I bring to ACU’s Academic Center where students can receive counseling, tutoring, and testing.  Students with disabilities who have special educational needs are also coached there on how to get the most out of their college experience. My background as teacher serves me well in administering to their special needs. My job is very rewarding and satisfying.

Erika Buffi

Assistant to the Academic Director

Bachelor’s of Science, Christian Ministries, Arizona Christian University

Academic Center

Arizona Christian University
1 W. Firestorm Way
Glendale, AZ 85306

  Phone:
(602) 489-5300 x2005

  Email:
Brenda Spear