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ICARUS College Student Support centre for UMAT and all health science related courses.

 What is the UMAT?

UMAT Student Lounge
 What is the UMAT student lounge?
 Who can use the UMAT student lounge?
 What is a Super Prep or Deluxe Prep course?
 Where and how do I purchase the Super Prep or Deluxe Prep Course?
 What interactive features are in the student lounge?
 Who moderates the live chat?
 Why are the forums useful to me?
 What is Superkeeneye?
 What courses can I get into with my UMAT test?

UMAT Related Questions
 Where can I find more information about the UMAT?
 If I want to use my UMAT 2003 results to apply for admission, do I need to register for UMAT in 2004?
 When will I receive my UMAT results?
 Will I be penalised for taking UMAT more than once?
 Do I need to send my UMAT results to the universities?
 Do I need to bring identification on the test day?
 Where should I go for more Information?
 How will I know the exact location of the test centre?
 What is the duration of the test?
 Can I sit UMAT overseas?
 Can I sit UMAT on another date?
 I have missed the registration closing date. Does ACER accept late registrations?
 How do I register for UMAT?
 How much does it cost to register for UMAT?
 Where are the UMAT test centres located?


Q: What is the UMAT?
A: To get all your questions answered about what the UMAT is who runs it and what it involves click here to read more

Q: What is the UMAT student lounge?
A: The UMAT student lounge is a friendly and casual environment where students studying the UMAT can interact online! Other than fun competitions with cash prizes, forums are available and free live chats to our experts and other students accross Australia and New Zealand who are studying for the same test!

Q: Who can use the UMAT student lounge?
A: Students who have purchased the Super Prep and the Deluxe Prep courses from www.medical-entrance.com.au are given free access to the student lounge and its interactive features!

Q: What is a Super Prep or Deluxe Prep course?
A: These specialised and intensive two day courses are for students studying for the UMAT. With www.medical-entrance.com.au's success rates, this is a must course for students who want to get into medicine or their preferred health science course the first time.

Q: Where and how do I purchase the Super Prep or Deluxe Prep Course?
A: Visit www.medical-entrance.com.au and read more about the popular products!

Q: What interactive features are in the student lounge?
A: The most popular features is the chat with our experts and students. Chat to current and past students and get tips on what is the best way to not only pass the UMAT, but exceed with flying colours!

Q: Who moderates the live chat?
A: The live chat is moderated by a team of expert psychologists and medical students who are experienced with getting into medicine.

Q: Why are the forums useful to me?
A: The forums provide a central location where students who are studying the same test are able to interact with fellow students, teachers and experts to discuss topics about the UMAT.

Q: What is Superkeeneye?
A: Superkeeneye is our software written specifically for UMAT preparation.

Having researched all current information worldwide we believe that Section 3 on the UMAT is unique and have therefore written unique software to train for this section which involves identification of embedded and omitted shapes in puzzles as well as general spatial orientation ability.

Our famous SuperKeenEye software is accessible online anywhere in the world at anytime via the internet. You can access it from any computer with internet access.

Q: What courses can I get into with my UMAT test?
A: The UMAT Course guide is a fantastic resource to find out which courses you can apply for once you sit the UMAT. To read more about the course guide and what institutions it covers, click here to read more!
Q: If I want to use my UMAT 2003 results to apply for admission, do I need to register for UMAT in 2004?
A: No. You do not need to register for UMAT in 2004 if you want the universities to consider your UMAT 2003 scores. You will have to provide your UMAT candidate number at some stage during the application process for university admission, either with your application to the tertiary admission centre or by sending it direct to the university. Contact the universities concerned for further information.

Q: When will I receive my UMAT results?
A: A UMAT Statement of Results will be mailed to every candidate in late September. To protect candidate confidentiality, results cannot be released over the phone or by facsimile or email.

Q: Will I be penalised for taking UMAT more than once?
A: There is no penalty for taking the test more than once BUT the universities will only use your most recent results when considering your application. UMAT scores are valid for 2 years.

Q: Do I need to send my UMAT results to the universities?
A: No. ACER will forward all UMAT results to the UMAT Consortium universities. The universities will then match UMAT results to the applications submitted for university admission.

Q: Do I need to bring identification on the test day?
A: On the day of the test you will be required to show one form of photo-bearing identification. Your ID must contain a recent photograph, name, date of birth and signature.

In 2003, the following documents were acceptable:
- current passport
- student identification card (photo-bearing)
- current Australian driver's licence or learner's permit (photo-bearing)
- transport concession card (photo-bearing)


Q: Where should I go for more Information about the UMAT?
A: Got a question not answered here or want more information about the UMAT then try the ACER website

Q: How will I know the exact location of the UMAT test centre?
A: Registered candidates will receive an Admission Ticket in the mail approximately 2 weeks prior to the test. This ticket will contain the exact test centre location and arrival time. The UMAT Office will not release venue details before the release of Admission Tickets.

Q: What is the duration of the UMAT test?
A: UMAT consists of 2.5 hours of test time. However, you will need to allow between 3 and 4 hours from the arrival time for the registration process and testing time.

Q: Can I sit UMAT overseas?
A: Test centres for the UMAT will be established in London, Singapore, Auckland and Dunedin (New Zealand). If you wish to sit UMAT in London or Singapore, an overseas testing levy of $150 is payable in addition to the registration fee. Additional overseas test centres cannot be established under any circumstances.

Q: Can I sit UMAT on another date?
A: In 2004 UMAT will be held on one date - Wednesday 28 July. All candidates who register for UMAT 2004 will be expected to attend the test on 28 July. In exceptional circumstances, candidates who are unable to attend on 28 July may take UMAT on an alternative date specified by ACER. Conditions apply.

Q: I have missed the UMAT registration closing date. Does ACER accept late UMAT registrations?
A: Late UMAT registrations will be accepted by ACER up to 5pm AEST Friday 25 June 2004, however, a late fee of $50 will apply. Registrations received after the late closing date of 5pm AEST Friday 25 June will not be processed and will be returned to sender unopened.

Q: How do I register for UMAT?
A: You can register for UMAT either online at the ACER website OR by sending a completed paper registration form to the UMAT Office at ACER.

Q: How much does it cost to register for UMAT?
A: The UMAT registration fee is $140 (unless you qualify for the concession rate). For candidates sitting UMAT in London, an overseas testing levy of $150 will also apply. For current standards required for a concessional value you should contact ACER directly.

Q: Where are the UMAT test centres located?
A: UMAT 2004 will be held on Wednesday 28 July 2004. The on time registration deadline will be 5pm AEST Friday 11 June 2004. In 2004, Umat test centres are offered in the following locations:

ACT: Canberra
New South Wales: Armidale, Dubbo, Newcastle, Sydney
Northern Territory: Alice Springs, Darwin
Queensland: Brisbane, Townsville
South Australia: Adelaide
Tasmania: Hobart, Launceston
Victoria: Bendigo, Geelong, Melbourne, Mildura, Sale, Shepparton
Western Australia: Perth
England: London
New Zealand: Auckland, Dunedin