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Academic Enrichment Center

The AEC is your place for Academic Enrichment. Located in room 121 of the Learning and Career Commons at Mary White Hall, the AEC is where CU students can get academic assistance through peer tutoring and writing assistance. We also offer testing services for the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) and the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Feel free to stop by, call 615-547-1285, or email the Director, Sheridan Henson at shenson@cumberland.edu.

Visit the AEC to get assistance with any of your classes. We can arrange for you to meet with a faculty member in any subject or get you a peer tutor for private study sessions. In addition to tutoring, the AEC offers walk-in writing assistance with a faculty-approved English tutor, a qualified Graduate Assistant, or the Center’s Director. The AEC is here to provide you with the tools necessary to be successful, whether that means helping you pass your hardest class or turning a B into an A!

Want a quiet place to study? You can do that in the AEC too!

Dear Prospective Students and Guests,

Thank you for visiting the AEC webpage. Cumberland enjoys a long history of making young women and men into scholars. It is my goal to see you succeed in the classroom and beyond. Please visit the Center or contact me via phone or email.

Best wishes,

Sheridan W.S. Henson

Director of the Academic Enrichment Center

To schedule an appointment to take the MAT or CLEP, please email the Director, Sheridan Henson at shenson@cumberland.edu. The test is offered Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, by appointment.

For the MAT: $65 non-refundable fee payable by cash (exact change, please) or check at time of testing to Cumberland University. To pay by credit card, testers must make arrangements with the university business office at least one day BEFORE testing time. The MAT is a computer-based, one-hour test, and testers need to only bring photo identification. For practice questions and detailed test information, please visit MAT’s website at www.milleranalogies.com.

For the CLEP: $80 non-refundable fee payable only by check or credit card at time of testing to CLEP. CLEP tests are computer-based, one-and-one-half-hour tests, and testers need to only bring photo identification. For details on test specifics, please visit

CLEP’s website at clep.collegeboard.org. All prospective testers are strongly encouraged to contact the university registrar’s office in order to confirm the acceptance of specific CLEP credits. You may also find additional information on CLEP by reviewing the CLEP page found under the Admissions tab on the main website page.