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Miller Analogies Test Information

The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is a high-level test of analytical ability that requires the solution of problems stated as analogies. The test measures your ability to recognize relationships between ideas, your fluency in the English language, and your general knowledge of the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, and social sciences. The delivery of the MAT administered by the Academic Success Center is computer-based and consists of 120 partial analogies that you have 60 minutes to complete.

Registration & Appointments

To register for the MAT:

  • Step 1: Submit a Session Request Form by selecting  a day and clicking on “Request A Seat“. Fill out the Request Form that opens  up for that day.  (This is a request, not a reservation.)
  • Step 2: Following directions found in your Sessions Request confirmation email, submit your payment to University of La Verne Academic Success Center. Payment must be received no less than two (2) business days prior to the test session date.  Payment received after this deadline will be returned/refunded and no Session Seat reservation will be made.
  • Step 3:  Once payment has been received, your seat for your selected testing date will be reserved. You will receive a confirmation email to notify you of your reservation.  This email will contain important information for you to review.  It is the responsibility of the person making the request to review and abide by the information contained in the confirmation message.

You can also confirm your reservation by calling the Academic Success Center at (909) 448-4342.


Scheduled Dates, 2020

January 18, 2020
Saturday 9:00 am    Request A Seat
February 22, 2020
Saturday 9:00 am    Request A Seat
March  TBD, 2020
Saturday 9:00 am   Request A Seat
April TBD, 2020
Saturday 9:00 am   Request A Seat
May TBD, 2020 Saturday 9:00 am   Request A Seat
June TBD, 2020 Saturday 12:00 pm   Request A Seat

Payment, Refund, and Reservation Change/Cancellation Information

You must secure your MAT exam reservation at least three business days prior to the exam date by sending your $70.00 payment ($50.00 exam fee + $20.00 administration fee) by check (payable to the University of La Verne and mailed to the address above), money order, or cashier’s check. [Administration fee of $20.00 is waived for current University of La Verne students with valid student ID #.] Payments (including cash) are also accepted in person at the Academic Success Center. Administrative offices are not open on weekends to accept payment.

Your exam reservation is not secure until payment has been received and processed. In the event you cancel or change your reservation or are denied access on exam day (due to improper identification, prohibited items, other noncompliance matters), your exam fee will be refunded to you within 5 business days. Your administration fee is nonrefundable. You may change your requested exam date no later than 48 hours before the exam start time by calling (909) 448-4342. No administration fee refunds will be issued for changes within 48 hours of the exam’s start time. Failure to appear on the intended exam day without prior notification of a change or cancellation will result in a forfeiture of the entire exam payment.

MAT Preparation

On-Campus Location and Parking

The computer lab used for MAT testing is located next door to the Academic Success Center on the second floor of the Sarah and Michael Abraham Campus Center Building, room CC216.  Parking in university lots requires a parking pass.  There is some three-hour on-street hour parking to be found near the campus.  The examinee is solely responsible for any parking citations issued either in university lots or on La Verne streets.

When you Should Arrive and What to Bring

You should arrive 20 minutes prior to the exam start to allow time for check-in and any required instruction from exam proctors. Exams will begin promptly at the indicated start time.  Exam entrance requires an admission ticket along with two forms of valid ID.

The primary ID must be a valid, unexpired official government-issued bearing your name, photo, and signature (for example, passport, driver’s license, military ID, etc.). The secondary ID must bear your name and contain current information (for example, any unused primary ID, credit card, library card, utility bill with your current address, etc.) The names on both IDs and the name on your admission ticket must all be the same, and both IDs must be originals. Examinees will not be allowed to begin testing without proper identification and testing will not be delayed waiting for an examinee to present photo identification.

You will be provided scratch paper and pencils to use during the exam.  Do not bring food, drink, books, cell phones, paper, personal items (except identification) or any other electronic devices.


Upon completion of the exam, you will receive a Preliminary Score Report. The scores on this report are still pending verification by Pearson and therefore are not official and cannot be presented as a substitute for an Official Transcript. Your official Score Report will be mailed to you 10-15 business days from the date Pearson receives your test.

All inquiries about scores should be directed to Pearson at 1-800-622-3231. University of La Verne  Academic Success Center staff cannot interpret test results. Each college or department requiring the MAT determines qualifying scores.

Retest Policies

All testing fees must be paid for each attempt of the MAT.

Disability Accommodation Services

You can obtain complete information regarding how to request the necessary accommodations at Pearson’s website under “Disability Accommodation.” All supporting documentation must be submitted at least 30 business days before your desired test date.