UA Little Rock does not administer the MAT.
UA Little Rock MAT center 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).
Request a score/transcript report
Pearson Assessment is the company that owns the Miller Analogies Test. Official score reports/transcripts must be requested directly from Pearson Assessment. UA Little Rock accepts only official score reports that come directly from the company that owns the exam.
Appointment to test at UA Little Rock
Testing Services uses an online appointment scheduler. One must have an appointment to test as walk-ins are not permitted. You may access the scheduler to make your appointment, or enter the URL ualr.at/exam. You will submit your test fee payment during the online scheduling process.
What to bring
- Two forms of identification are required:
- 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.
Do not bring
- You are NOT permitted to take anything into the test room, including purses, backbags, books, papers, etc. Your personal items will be locked in a locker while you test, or you may choose not to bring such items with you.
- Electronic devices such as cell phones, pagers, 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 a locker.
- Food, drinks, candy, gum, cough drops, etc. are NOT permitted in the test room.
- Scratch paper and pencils are provided by Testing Services.
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.)
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 UA Little Rock 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
Other testing centers
Other testing centers appear on the Pearson Assessment website. 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: This email address is for the exclusive of students requesting accommodation. All other students must use ualr.at/exam to schedule appointments. Faculty must not make appointments for any student. Faculty may use the RegisterBlast Professor Module to create and edit their exam submissions.