The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is a high level mental abilities test (computer based) comprised of 120 partial analogies in which candidates are given 60 minutes to complete the exam.
Fluency in the English language and a broad knowledge of literature, philosophy, history, science, mathematics and fine arts will affect performance. MAT analogies state a correspondence between two things that are otherwise dissimilar. The equation for this is A:B::C:D or A is to B as C is to D.
Below are two examples of MAT type analogies:
- Grant:2::Hoover:(a. 1, b. 2, c. 3, d. 4) The answer is a.1. Grant served two terms as president. Hoover served one term.
- I:(a. V, b. X, c. D, d. XX)::C:M The answer is b. X. This is the Roman numeral for ten. Therefore, I (one) is to X (10) as C (100) is to M (1,000).
The total test fee is $93 ($43 to be paid online at the time of registration and the remaining $50 to be paid on the test day, prior to taking the test). The $50 balance is payable on test day and must be in the form of a money order made payable to Georgia State University Testing. No checks please. The $43 fee is nonrefundable and nontransferable (within or across dates) and may be paid with a credit or debit card or electronic check. To change or postpone a test date, candidates must re-register and repay the administration fee of $43.
Citizens Trust Building
Counseling and Testing Center
75 Piedmont Ave, N.E., Suite 200A
Atlanta, GA 30303
(at the corner of Piedmont Ave and John Wesley Dobbs)
Instructions for Test Day
Candidates should arrive no later than 10 minutes before the designated appointment time. Candidates should inform the staff member at the receptionist window that they have come to take the Miller Analogies Test. All exams will take place in the Counseling and Testing Center on the Georgia State University campus. For directions to the office, use the Georgia State University campus map.
Materials needed for the test include:
- Two forms of identification, one of which must be a valid government-issued with a current photograph
- Balance of fee payment (see Test Fee section above)
The test fee covers one personal score report and up to three reports sent to institutions. Score reports will be mailed approximately three to four weeks after the test administration. Upon request, a hard copy of the Preliminary Scaled Score is available at the end of the testing session. Pearson Assessments is responsible for all scores and reports mailed to candidates or institutions. All questions regarding score reporting after the test date should be directed to Pearson Assessments at 800-622-3231.
Testing times are 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. If the system does not display the date on which a candidate would like to test, that is an indicator that the session is full.
Upcoming Test Dates
January 10, 18, 27: 10 a.m.
January 12, 23, 31: 2 p.m.
February 2, 17, 21: 10 a.m.
February 8, 27: 2 p.m.
To reorder a Retest Admission Ticket, candidates must contact Pearson Assessments at 800-622-3231.
Retaking the MAT
Candidates who have taken an internet based version of the test within the past five years do not require a retest admission ticket. Simply follow the registration link. Candidates who have taken the MAT in paper based format within the last twelve months must provide the re-test admission ticket (included with the previous score report) on test day. Failure to provide previous test information may invalidate any subsequent scores.
Candidates with Special Needs
The Counseling and Testing Center can accommodate most candidates with disabilities. However, the Counseling and Testing Center should be notified several weeks before the scheduled test date. Some disabilities may require the administration of a nonstandard test. For example, braille and large print editions of the MAT are available for the visually impaired, but ample time must be allowed to order such editions of the test. To qualify for a nonstandard test administration, candidates must contact Georgia State University Disability Services at 404-413-1560.
Please contact the Counseling and Testing Center at 404-413-1963 for additional information.