Offered in Savannah and Statesboro
What is the MAT?
This test is used as an admission test for candidates seeking graduate admission (Masters, Specialist, & Doctorate) primarily in the field of education. Some specialized graduate programs other than education also use this test. Most policies related to this test are developed by Pearson and are included in the Candidate Information Booklet. Test dates, test fees, and registration procedures are established by the institution administering the test.
The MAT is a high-level mental ability test requiring the solution of problems stated as analogies. It is a computer-based exam and consists of 120 partial analogies that are completed in 60 minutes. The MAT is intended to measure the ability to recognize relationships between ideas, fluency in the English language, and general knowledge of the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, and social sciences. There is no foreign-language edition of the MAT. Dictionaries or any other reference aides are not permitted when taking the MAT. Review the Candidate Information Booklet
Group Testing: $70.00 fee for a scheduled testing date
Make checks payable to Georgia Southern University or with a credit card.
Late registration, additional $10.00 fee (non-refundable)
Scheduled Appointment: $80.00 (Monday – Friday Only) call to schedule your appointment. Appointments are available between 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, based on availability.
Payment for the exam can be received through a credit card at the Office of Testing Services Marketplace for both the group or scheduled appointments. For scheduled appointments, you must call to schedule the appointment prior to paying for the exam. If you are registering late for a group appointment, you can still pay online but must select the scheduled appointment option for payment for the correct amount. If you have any questions concerning paying online, please contact the office at 912-344-2582 for Savannah or at 912-478-5415 for Statesboro.
The MAT administration is computer-based and registration will be limited. Once the spaces are filled, no more registrations will be accepted for that particular group testing date and time. When registering for a group testing time you must also list your testing time preference.
Locations & Parking Passes
- Savannah Testing: Student Success Complex, Room 1025
- Statesboro Testing: Cone Hall Room 2004
- Parking Passes: All non-Georgia Southern University students will need to request a visitor parking pass at the time of registration.
The Statesboro Campus is offering the MAT by appointment Monday through Friday, based on availability for $70.00. Contact the office to schedule your appointment.
The Savannah Campus is offering the MAT by appointment Monday through Friday, based on availability for $70.00. Contact the office at 912.344.2582 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your appointment.
MAT Testing Centers
The MAT is administered through a network of Controlled Testing Centers. Test-takers can apply directly to the Controlled Testing Center of their choice. Locations and phone numbers of the Controlled Testing Centers are available at Miller Analogies Test site or can be requested by calling (800)622-3231. The MAT can be taken either with the traditional paper version or the new computer-based test, please contact your Controlled Testing Center to see what they offer.
After you take the MAT, you will receive your personal Score Report two to three weeks from the date that Pearson receives your test. Your personal Score Reports will provide you with the scaled score and percentile ranks you received on the MAT. The MAT scaled scores currently range from 200 to 600 with a mean (average) of 400. The percentile ranks on your personal Score Report indicate the percentage of examinees in the norm group (2003 Norms) who received a scaled score lower than yours. Percentile rank ranges from 1 to 99. Your personal Score Report also includes a listing of the recipient schools you chose to receive your scores.
The MAT website contains the most current and complete information about the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). It includes information about applying to take the test, the contents of the test, and what happens after you have taken the test. The website also includes strategies for solving analogies, sample items, and a practice test to help test-takers prepare for the MAT.
If you have any questions, contact Pearson at:
Miller Analogies Test Customer Relations
19500 Boulevard Road
San Antonio, Texas 78259
Telephone:(800) 622-3231 (Weekdays between 9:00 am – 4:00 pm CT)
Retaking the MAT
Candidates can retake the MAT with no waiting period.
Candidates with Special Needs
The Georgia Southern University Testing Office can accommodate most candidates with disabilities; however, the Testing Office 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.
Georgia Southern University Students: To qualify for a nonstandard test administration, candidates must contact the Georgia Southern University Student Accessibility Resource Center at 912-478-1432.
Non-Georgia Southern University Students: You will need to complete the Disability Accommodation Form available on the Miller Analogies Website.
Picture Identification Required for All Tests
Please make sure you bring an acceptable ID
Acceptable IDs: Any State or Federal Issued Identification
2nd ID: credit cards, Social Security Card, school ID or work ID
For additional information, please contact:
Office of Testing Services- Statesboro
Cone Hall Room 2004 | PO Box 8132
2254 Southern Drive
Statesboro, GA 30460-8132
Office of Testing Services - Savannah (Armstrong Campus)
Student Success Complex Bldg, Room 1025
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419
Last updated: 8/2/2022