Atlanta Metropolitan State College


Pre-Matriculation (Pre-MAT) Classes

Pre-MAT classes provide background reviews in Mathematics, Reading and Writing (English). Students who have taken but have not passed the COMPASS exam are encouraged to participate in the Pre-MAT classes.register
These classes are perfect for students who need to review concepts but do not need to take a full class. Pre- MAT classes are scheduled for four (4) week sessions and occur on multiple days throughout the week at various start times. Open-lab or individualized tutoring is also available as part of the Pre-MAT classes. Click the "Register Now" button to pick a schedule that meets your needs.

Registration Instructions

  • Click here or on the "Register Now" button above.
  • If a certificate warning appears, click "Continue to this website."
  • On the left side menu, click "Add New Account" and provide the information reqested. You only need to include the information that has a asterick symbol. You are not required to add personal information such as birthday and gender. Click "Create Account" after providing information.
  • On the right menu, click "Look up courses by Group" and select COMPASS Exam Class (Pre-MAT). Select a Pre-MAT class at a day and time of choice.
  • At the end of the registration process, you will be requested to pay the $89 fee for the class with a credit card.


The Pre-Matriculation courses prepare incoming students for the rigors of the COMPASS Exam, AMSC’s admissions placement exam.

  • The Pre-MAT classes, taught by college instructors, provide a background review in mathematics, reading, and writing, and pro-vide potential students with the best possible opportunity for a high score.
  • The Pre-MAT classes’s low cost of $89.00 covers everything: COMPASS Exam fee ($20), access to computerized practice exercises, and password access to internet audio/video tutoring.
  • Pre-MAT classes take place over a 4-week period, occuring mornings, afternoons, and evenings, making them convenient for a variety of schedules.
  • Workshops are geared towards a student’s specific learning style. Students only study what they need.
  • Workshop participants typically pass the COMPASS at high rates.. Incoming students who score well on the COMPASS test are exempt from Learning Support courses, thereby improving information retention, shortening the path to graduation, and saving on school costs.
  • Open-lab and ‘one-on-one’ tutoring is included with the workshop fee at no additional charge
  • For self-practice to prepare for the reading COMPASS test, these links should be very helpful:
  • Reading Compass Prep: Lectures | Tests | More Tests
  • Math Compass Prep: Videos (By Mometrix) | Compass Prep (By Hostos College)

Next Step

If you would like to register for a Pre-MAT class, click the "Register Now" button above and sign-up today. The cost for the Pre-MAT class is $89, which covers all expenses, including COMPASS exams, all course material, and open-lab tutoring, included with the class. If you have further questions, please contact Frances Atwater at 678-623-1281 or