Miller Analogies Test

Miller Analogies Test (MAT)

The Millers Analogies Test, or 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.

Through analogies with content from various academic subjects, MAT scores help graduate schools identify candidates whose knowledge and abilities go beyond mere memorizing and repeating information.

The analytical skills measured by the MAT are key to success in graduate school and are highly valued by graduate programs. For more than 50 years, the MAT has proven to be a reliable and valid test for assessing candidates for graduate school. Predictive validity studies conducted by Pearson and by independent researchers have shown positive correlations between MAT scores and subsequent success in graduate programs.

You may find more information on the MAT Candidate Information Booklet.

Registering to take the MAT

Testing and Assessment is one of the 500 Controlled Testing Centers in the United State, Canada, and overseas that administer the exam.

You may register for the MAT using our online registration system.

Please note:

  • It is your responsibility to completely and accurately provide all the required information when registering with us.
  • You must register and pay the MAT fee a minimum of two days prior to the date you wish to take the test.
  • There is a rescheduling fee of $28.50.

Important things you need to know

Study guides are available at local bookstores and the campus bookstore.

Please visit Pearson’s MAT webpage for more information, such as how to prepare for the test.

Arrive at least 15 minutes before your testing time.

If you arrive after testing begins, you will not be admitted.

Follow directions.

Listen carefully to all the instructions given by the Test Administrator and completely follow all the directions and regulations required by Pearson.

Provide your Social Security number (U.S.) or Social Insurance number (Canadian) if you have one. Failure to provide this number (if you have one) can delay the processing of your scores, cause difficulties for institutions receiving your scores, and also result in the incomplete reporting of previous test scores.

Provide your signature. Before taking the MAT, you will be required to check a signature box that serves the same purpose as signing your name.

Ask questions before the MAT begins. You are not allowed to ask questions after testing begins.

Be aware that you will not be permitted to leave the testing room until the scheduled end of the test (except in the case of an approved special accommodation, medical situation, or emergency)

What do I have to bring on the day of my appointment?

You have to bring two forms of identification.

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

Acceptable primary forms of ID (government-issued with photograph and signature) include:

  • Driver’s license
  • Government-issued identification card or passport
  • Acceptable secondary forms of ID (photograph and signature not required) include:
  • Credit card
  • Library card
  • Utility bill with your name and address appearing exactly the same as on your primary form of ID
  • Student ID

If you provide false identification or misrepresent your identity at any time, you will be dismissed from the testing room and your MAT scores will be canceled. Pearson may consider further legal action in such cases.

Also, be aware that admittance to the Testing Lab does not guarantee the acceptability of your forms of identification or that your MAT scores will be processed. All reported cases of questionable identification are subject to review and approval by Pearson.

Pearson strongly recommends that you bring several forms of ID with you, in case a Test Administrator questions one of them.

Request disability-related accommodations for the MAT

  • If you are a current FGCU student or have been accepted to FGCU, you need to register with the Office of Adaptive Services. You will receive instructions as to how to arrange to take the MAT there with your accommodations.
  • If you are not an FGCU student you need to contact the Office of Adaptive Services for more information.

I still have questions

You can reach us via email. We will be more than happy to answer your questions.