An appointment is required for the MAT. 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).
What to Bring
- Two forms of identification:
- 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.
- NOTE: The names on your primary and secondary IDs must match and must be your current legal name. If you do not have appropriate ID, you may not test.
- 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 cabinet, or you may 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, 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 cabinet.
- Food, drinks, candy, gum, cough drops, etc. are NOT permitted in the test room.
Length of Test
The MAT will take approximately 75 minutes from the time you sit down at a computer. Allow a few additional minutes for us 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.
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; 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.”
- Test preparation materials are available through the MAT website.
- An online practice test is available for purchase through the MAT website.
- You may purchase study guides at most bookstores — but note that the ONLY official study guide that is authorized by the company that makes the test is the one available at: http://www.pearsonassessments.com/postsecondaryeducation/graduate_admissions/mat.html
Please note that John Brown University administers the MAT only to students who are applying to that university.
Accommodations for Students with Documented Disabilities:
- Accommodations information can be found on the MAT website under “Disability Accommodations”. One should refer to the “Accommodations for Candidates with Disabilities” document for request processing information and the “Documentation Needed to Request Accommodation”.
- 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.
- Submit the completed Accommodations Request Form and the letter from the DRC to UALR Testing Services. Testing Services personnel will submit a request to Pearson Assessment, which is the company that publishes the Miller Analogies Test.
- When your accommodations have been approved, you will be contacted to set an appointment to test. NOTE: Filling out the paperwork and obtaining approvals can take time. Start early!
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2801 South University Avenue
Student Services Center, room 315
Little Rock, AR 72204
NOTE: The accommodation email address is exclusively for students requesting accommodation. All other students and faculty must call the main office at 501.569.3198 to schedule appointments and to make arrangements for all other test administrations.