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MAT - Miller Analogies Test

The MAT is a high-level mental ability test requiring the solution of problems stated as analogies. Performance on the MAT is designed to reflect candidates’ analytical thinking, an ability that is critical for success in both graduate school and professional life. Some graduate schools accept MAT scores to meet application criteria. Please contact the graduate department at the school of your choice regarding application and admission requirements.

Important Policies / Updates

The Testing Center strongly recommends that candidates visit the MAT website to obtain the most current information regarding all testing policies and procedures. An electronic version of the Candidate Information Booklet for 2018-2019 is available on the MAT website.

The Austin Peay Testing Center only administers the computer-based version of the MAT.

Personal items are not allowed in the testing room. See Prohibited Items below.

Fees / Payment Method

Fee: $70.00 (payable by credit/debit card only online after scheduling the testing date

Test Dates / Times

Appointments are made on an individual basis. Please call the Testing Center to schedule an appointment 931-221-6269.

Testing Location

On the day of the test, report to Henry Street, Marks Building, Room 124 at least fifteen minutes before your scheduled test time.


During peak times on campus, parking availability in the area around the Ellington Building can be limited. If you are unfamiliar with campus, please click on the following link to access a Campus Map. Please allow adequate time to acquire parking prior to your scheduled test time.

Identification Requirements

Examinees must present two valid (i.e., unexpired) forms of identification. The primary form of I.D. must be government-issued and contain both a photograph and a signature. The second form of I.D. is not required to have a photograph or signature.

Acceptable primary forms of I.D. (government-issued with photograph and signature) include:  Driver’s license, or other Government-issued identification card or passport.

Acceptable secondary forms of I.D. (photograph and signature not required) include:  Credit card, library card, or utility bill with name and address appearing exactly the same as on your primary form of I.D.

Pearson strongly recommends that you bring several forms of I.D. with you in case the Test Administrator questions one of them.

Registration Requirements

To register for the MAT, please call our Testing Center at (931) 221-6269.

Permissible Test Aids

Scratch paper and pencils will be provided by the Testing Center.

Prohibited Items

The following items are prohibited in the Testing Center: books, papers and notes, rulers, non-No. 2 pencils and pens, hats with bills/brims, any electronic devices, including: calculators, watch calculators, cameras, cell phones, headphones, pagers, PDAs, recording devices, food, beverages, and purses, backpacks, briefcases, etc.

If you are found to have violated this policy in any way, your MAT scores will be cancelled.

Please Note: If you need to wear a hat for religious or medical reasons, you must submit an Accommodations Request Form to Pearson Education, Inc.  See the Accommodations section below for more information.

Results / Score Reports / Transcripts

A Preliminary Score Report is available upon completion of the computer-based MAT.

A Personal Score Report is mailed to examinees approximately 10 to 15 business days after testing is completed.

An Official Score Report is sent to the college or university selected by the examinee on the test day.

The high volume of mail during holiday seasons may delay the delivery of Score Reports. Examinees should accommodate for any potential delay when selecting a test date.

Additional Transcripts and Personal Score Reports can be requested for a fee from Pearson Education, Inc. Please visit the MAT website for request forms.

Cancellations / Rescheduling

The Testing Center has a limited number of seats available for testing. If you are unable to keep your appointment, you must contact the Testing center at testingcenter@apsu.edu at least 24 hours prior to testing.  You may reschedule one time without any additional fees.  If you fail to cancel or reschedule prior to 24 hours before the test, your registration fee is forfeited and you must pay the registration fee again.

Retest Information

There is no waiting period for retesting, however you are limited to taking the test more than 7 times a year.


Please refer to “Disability Accommodations” on the MAT website for complete information concerning how to request special accommodations, and to access a printable Accommodations Request Form. If you have any questions about requesting an accommodation after reviewing the MAT website, email or call MAT Customer Relations at 1-800-622-3231 or MATScoring.Services@Pearson.com.

Additional Information

The Testing Center does not offer the paper-based version of the MAT. If you would like to take the paper-based MAT, please visit the MAT website for more information. 

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the Testing Center at (931) 221-6269.