All applicants for the Counselor Education program at Central Michigan University are required to submit a recent (not more than five years old) Miller Analogies Test (MAT) score. The MAT is available at college testing centers across the state. There is a fee for this test and it may vary from test site to test site.
Like the GRE, the MAT is designed to measure scholastic aptitudes for graduate-level studies. However, unlike the GRE, the MAT is a strictly verbal test. 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. It requires the student to discern in 60 minutes logical relationships for 120 varied analogy problems.
The CMU Computer Based Testing Center offers the MAT on an arranged basis. Contact their office at (989) 774-1092 for information and to make an appointment .
The MAT is also available at the following colleges and universities in Michigan:
||University of Michigan
||Ferris State University
||Wayne State University
||Michigan State University
||Gogebic Community College
||Western Michigan University
||Central Michigan University
|Sault St. Marie
||Lake Superior State University
Preparation manuals are often available at, or may be ordered through, local or online bookstores.
Additional information about the MAT may be found at www.milleranalogies.com. The Practice Test link provides detailed information about taking practice tests, and the Reporting and Resources link identifies MAT Controlled Testing Centers elsewhere in the United States, Canada and other foreign centers.
ATTENTION:MAT scores must be received at the Counselor Education office at CMU by the application deadline date (February 1, or September 1). Tests are sent out to be scored and results usually take at least three weeks to arrive at the designated institution(s). Be sure you take the MAT far enough in advance of the application deadline for your results to arrive on time.