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Miller Analogies Test (MAT)

An appointment is required for the MAT. We are not able to accommodate walk-ins. Please call Testing Services at (501) 569-3198 to reserve a date and time.

UALR’s MAT code: 1864

The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is a standardized test used primarily for graduate school admissions in the USA. Created and published by Pearson Assessment, the MAT consists of 120 questions in 60 minutes (formerly 100 questions in 50 minutes).

The Miller Analogies Test is offered Tuesday through Thursday between 8:15 AM and 5:45 PM and Fridays between 8:15 AM and 11:00 AM.

If you have a documented disability and need testing accommodations, refer to Accommodations for Students with Disabilities.

What to Bring

  • Primary photo identification with your current legal name. This photo ID must be issued by a GOVERNMENT (for example, driver’s license, passport, or military ID) or a COLLEGE or UNIVERSITY. Other types of photo ID (for example, work IDs, photo credit cards, club membership cards, etc.) are NOT acceptable.
  • Secondary ID such as a Social Security card, birth certificate, credit card, library card, voter registration card, or utility bill with your name and address. THE NAMES ON YOUR PRIMARY AND SECONDARY IDs MUST MATCH.
  • NOTE: If you do not have appropriate ID, you cannot test. Please contact the Director of Testing Services before coming in to test if you do not have an appropriate photo ID and secondary ID, both of which have your current legal name.
  • Your fee of $80 in a check or money order payable to “UALR”.  We also accept VISA or Mastercard.
  • For scratch work, we provide the scratch paper and pencils, since you aren’t permitted to take your own paper and pencil into the test room.

Do Not Bring

  • You are NOT permitted to take anything into the test room, including purses, backbags, books, papers, etc. We can lock your personal belongings in a file cabinet — or you can choose not to bring such items with you.
  • Electronic devices such as cell phones, pagers, and scanners, watches of any kind, etc. are NOT permitted in the test room at all, even if they are turned off and in your pocket. Please do not bring these items with you, or be ready to store them in our file cabinet.
  • Food, drinks, candy, gum, cough drops, etc. are NOT permitted in the test room.

Length of Test

Approximately 75 minutes from the time you sit down at a computer. Allow for a few additional minutes to check your ID and collect your fee. (The actual test has a 60-minute time limit, but it will take you a few minutes to read the preliminary directions on the computer.)

WE TEST MANY STUDENTS DURING PEAK PERIODS (around the beginning and end of each semester). You will find the wait for a computer to be much shorter if you avoid the busiest testing times of the year. Remember that the 75 minute time frame counts only your time at the computer, and not any time spent waiting for a computer to become available.

Scoring Information

You will see your unofficial score as soon as you complete testing. Official score reports will be sent to you and to the schools of your choice by Pearson Assessment and not by UALR Testing Services. According to the Candidate Information Bulletin: “You will receive your personal score report two to three weeks from the date that Pearson Assessment receives your test.”


Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

    If you need accommodations for a documented disability: 

  1. Accommodations information can be found in the 2013 MAT Candidate Information Bulletin and on the Pearson website site under “Disability Accommodations”. If you don’t have a paper booklet, you can download and print out Accommodations for Candidates with Disabilities and the Documentation Needed to Request Accommodation
  2. Make an appointment with the UALR Disability Resource Center. They can help you complete the form, if necessary, and they will write a letter outlining what accommodations are appropriate for you.
  3. Submit the completed Accommodations Request Form and the letter from the DRC to the Director of Testing Services. He will submit a request to Pearson Assessment, which is the company that makes the Miller Analogies Test.
  4. When your accommodations have been approved, the Director of Testing Services will contact you to set up an appointment for you to test. NOTE: Filling out the paperwork and obtaining approvals can take time. Start early!
Updated 1.17.2014