Welcome to the Minnesota Statewide Testing Program (MSTP) Online CogAT Registration

Homeschool Step-by-Step Guide for Online CogAT Registration System

Important notes:

  1. Please complete the Parent/Guardian Agreement before your scheduled testing date. This is required for every registrant/testing session.
  2. Please make sure you register your child/children using your previously created Family Account.
  3. Tablets (iPads, Chromebooks, etc.) and phones cannot be used for online testing.
  4. Please be sure to check the Spam folder in your email, and add donotreply@umn.edu and mstp@umn.edu to your "Safe Senders" list to receive your email confirmation and other critical information about your testing session.
  5. Please note the CogAT testing sessions takes place on Thursdays.

Registration deadlines:

  • Registration closes 7 days prior to the start of the test event.
  • Registrations can be dropped/canceled free of charge up to 7 days prior to the event. Registration drop/cancellation less than 7 days before the event will incur a $10 administrative fee. To drop a registration please follow the Dropping a Registration Guide.
  • Registrations can be rescheduled free of charge up to the day before the test event. To reschedule your registration you must contact our office (mstp@umn.edu or 612-626-1803).
  • If you have any questions, please contact us at mstp@umn.edu or 612-626-1803.


CogAT measures reasoning and problem solving abilities that students have learned, and provides insight into the way students learn. As home educators, understanding your student's learning styles and preferences allows you to adapt lesson planning and instruction to better fit your student's needs.


CogAT measures students in three areas:

  • Verbal: abilities to reason with words and concepts. These play an important role in reading comprehension, critical thinking, writing, and virtually all verbal learning tasks

  • Quantitative: abilities to reason with quantitative symbols and concepts, These are significantly related to problem solving in math and other disciplines

  • Nonverbal: abilities to reason with geometric shapes and figures. These reflect strategies for solving novel problems

Thank you for your interest in this course. Unfortunately, the course you have selected is currently not open for enrollment. Please complete a Course Inquiry so that we may promptly notify you when enrollment opens.
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