Students who wish to enroll in Math 1301, 1302, 1303, 1308, 1315, 1322, 1323, 1324, 1325 and 1426 may be required to take the Math Aptitude Test (MAT). Certain students may be exempted from testing based on SAT or ACT scores, or transfer credit from another college or university. Refer to the section below Who Needs to Take the MAT.
The MAT is provided to help students determine if they have retained necessary knowledge from previous math courses. Do NOT study for this test. If you study, the predicative value of the test is lost and you may earn a score that will place you in the wrong math class.
The MAT is available online at
http://distance.uta.edu/MAT/ and can be accessed from any computer. There are detailed test instructions at this link which you must read before you can begin the test. It is imperative that you read the test instructions carefully. You are limited to 3 test attempts and there will be no extensions granted because of failure to follow instructions. It is also important that you note that this test is subject to University rules on academic dishonesty. You are not allowed to use a calculator on the MAT and you may not receive help from any source.
You may contact the Department of Mathematics at 817-272-3261 if you need additional information or visit the link http://distance.uta.edu/MAT/ to access the MAT.
Who Needs to Take the MAT
Some students who took the SAT or ACT in the past 5 years with SAT Math scores of 600 or above, or ACT Math scores of 26 or above, may not be required to take the MAT. Students in engineering majors are required to take the MAT regardless of SAT or ACT scores.
If your SAT or ACT scores are less than 5 years old and exceed the numbers above, it is best to check with your academic advisor to determine if you are required to take the MAT.
If you have transfer credit for a college level math class, you may not be required to take the MAT. You should contact the Math Office (817-272-3261) to inquire if your transfer credit exempts you from taking the MAT.
The MAT is composed of 3 sections:
Not all students will take all 3 parts. Students whose major is
will be given only the Algebra portion of the MAT. The MAT Algebra determines enrollment in Math 1301, 1302, 1303, 1308, 1315, 1322, 1324, and 1325. A score of 11 is required for Math 1301, 1302, 1303, 1308 and 1315. A score of 17 or better is required for Math 1322, 1324, and 1325.
Students who plan a major in
will be given the Precalculus and Trigonometry portions of the test to determine if they are prepared for Calculus I (Math 1426) or if they need to take a preparatory course (Math 1323). A score of 9 or better on the MAT Precalculus is required for Math 1323. A score of 9 or better on the MAT Precalculus and a score of 4 or better on the MAT Trigonometry are required for Math 1426.