What is the MAT?

The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is a high-level, analytic ability test that requires the solution of problems stated as analogies. Beginning in fall 2004, the MAT has consisted of 120 partial analogies that are to be completed in 60 minutes.

The MAT test forms include 100 core items that count toward your score and 20 experimental items that are being field-tested for future use on new test forms. The experimental items may include verbal, quantitative, or figural analogies and may be located anywhere in the test. These items will not count toward your score.

The MAT is intended to measure your ability to recognize relationships between ideas, your fluency in the English language, and your general knowledge of literature, philosophy, history, science, mathematics, and fine arts. There is no foreign-language edition of the MAT. You are not permitted to use a dictionary, calculator or any other reference aid when taking the MAT.

How do I register for the MAT?

You pay the fee for taking the MAT directly to Fort Lewis College when you take the test. This test fee covers one personal Score Report that will be mailed to you and Official Transcripts that will be sent to up to three schools specified by you when you take the MAT. The total fee for taking the MAT at FLC is $75.00.

The test takes one hour and can be scheduled anytime of the year by individual appointment during the Testing Center Hours of Operation. Students need to bring two forms of unexpired ID—one must have a current photograph. (Drivers license, school ID, passport, work ID, credit card with photo ID are acceptable.) The FLC Testing Center typically administers the computer-based version of the MAT.

How should I study for the MAT?

You can obtain a practice test here.

What is the retest policy for the MAT?

Please see MAT website.

From the left column, click "Candidate Information Booklet". Please see page10 for retake instruction.