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Where to take the MAT?

The MAT can be taken at numerous test centers located throughout the country. Often, schools that accept the MAT as a graduate exam will also provide the MAT in their testing center. If the school you are applying to does not offer it, you can go to the Pearson MAT homepage and locate a test center from there. There is a list of MAT testing centers that you can look through to find centers in your area.

Students outside the U.S.

Unfortunately, the Pearson website does not provide a lot of information in terms of testing options for international students. However, you still want to find a test center as early as possible. International students should contact Pearson directly to obtain information. Another option is to email your prospective schools; it is likely that they will be able to answer questions about where international students can take required exams.

MAT Costs

Whenever we bring up the topic of test centers, I want to remind students that the cost of the MAT can vary between centers. It is normally less than $100.00, but it is worth your time to shop around. I have seen the exam range from $65-$120 so it is possible to save a bit of money by comparing test centers near you.

Picking a Good Date

Additionally, get in touch with the test center early so that you can schedule your exam during a time that you prefer. Most of us have preferred times of day for doing challenging mental tasks like tests, studying, or schoolwork. Scheduling early will ensure that you have the opportunity to pick a time slot that works best for you. If you wait until the last minute, you will have far less options available to you. Scheduling early is a small thing you can do to make sure you have the best test day possible.

About Bertrand

Bertrand is a remote tutor and a MAT blogger for Magoosh. He received a B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University and studied education theory at Rutgers Graduate School of Education. He has been studying and working in education since 2010. Born and raised in New Jersey, he now resides in Philadelphia. When he isn’t helping students study or writing blogs for Magoosh, he spends his time practicing mixed martial arts and reading as much as his schedule permits.

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