Test dates: Tests are generally administered Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. However, because the test center operates on VCU’s schedule, test dates will vary. Test candidates can get schedule and availability information by sending an email to CPSD@vcu.edu requesting information.
Registration: All registration must be done through email and cannot be completed over the phone. Please contact the test administrator at CPSD@vcu.edu to register for an exam. You will need to include your contact information and indicate how soon you would like to take the exam (if you have already confirmed an upcoming test date, for example). There is a two-person limit for each testing session so you should generally request a seat at least two weeks in advance.
Fees: Candidates are required to pay for the exam during the registration process. After requesting a seat, you will be emailed a pre-payment form, which you will complete and submit to the Center for Psychological Services and Development. Upon receiving payment, you will receive a confirmation notice via email and will receive your receipt on the day of the exam.
Test site: Testing is held at CPSD, located at 612 North Lombardy Street. The only parking available is street parking so please allow yourself plenty of time.
Time period: Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled test time and allow at least 90 minutes for completion. It takes approximately 35 minutes to complete the pre-test portion of the session, while the test itself is 60 minutes.
Score report: Test results will be reported to you and the universities to which you are applying within two to four weeks. Tests are not scored at CPSD, but sent to Pearson, Inc. for scoring.
Information booklet: The Candidate Information Booklet provides general information about the MAT exam and provides some helpful tips on preparing for the test. You may pick up a booklet at CPSD or you can access this information on the MAT website.