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Joining Mensa - FAQs

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How can I join Mensa? PDF Print E-mail

By scoring at or above the 98th percentile on an "accepted" I.Q. test.

 
What tests are accepted as proof of eligibility to join? PDF Print E-mail

There are over 200 tests that are accepted by Mensa. The supervisory psychologist at our National Office makes the final decision on which tests are accepted. Go HERE to view the latest list.

 
What is the Mensa test like? PDF Print E-mail

You will actually be taking two tests. One is geared more for those who are verbal and one is more for people who are analytical. The tests will then be sent to our National headquarters to be scored. The National Office will contact you by mail to let you know if you qualify for membership. You only need to qualify on either test to be invited to join Mensa.

 
Is there a charge for the Mensa tests? PDF Print E-mail

Yes. To cover the cost of the tests, room expenses, postage, and other expenses, there is a $60.00 fee.

 
Can anybody take the tests? PDF Print E-mail

No. A person must be 14 years old or older and claim English as their native language for our tests to be valid. Special tests are available for people ineligible for our standard testing.

 
How can I be notified of the next proctored test session? PDF Print E-mail

Just e-mail our This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
How many people are in East Central Ohio Mensa? PDF Print E-mail

We have approximately 350 members in our chapter.

 
How large is Mensa? PDF Print E-mail

There are about 150 chapters and approximately 50,000 members in the United States. There are over 100,000 members worldwide in over 100 countries.

 
Does Mensa offer its own qualifying test? PDF Print E-mail

Yes. Periodically, East Central Ohio Mensa (ECOM) offers a Mensa qualifying test. These are scheduled somewhere in our 14-county area, usually on a Saturday. If you are interested in taking one of our tests, and if you will give us your name and address, e-mail our This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
How long will the Mensa tests take? PDF Print E-mail

There will be a short break between the two tests. The entire process will take 2 to 2 1/2 hours.

 
How often do you offer the tests? PDF Print E-mail

As often as we can, frequently once a month. The current schedule of testing dates is on this web site - see menu at left or at the top.

 
How do I use prior evidence? PDF Print E-mail

The results of a previous IQ test must be sent to the National Office by the counselor or psychologist giving the test. The raw score and percentile should be included. They must use their professional letterhead and the test administrator must sign the letter. If a transcript is sent, it must be certified. If a photocopy is sent, it must be notarized. All documentation will be returned.

 
What if I take the test and just miss qualifying. Can I take it again? PDF Print E-mail

No. Once you take the proctored test, you cannot take it again. Our advice to you is to either use prior evidence or be tested by a private psychologist.

 
How far does your chapter (ECOM) extend? PDF Print E-mail

Basically, we cover all of northeastern Ohio with the exception of the counties along the lake. They are part of Cleveland Area Mensa and Maumee Valley Mensa. We start at the Ohio/Pennsylvania border and go west to Medina, Ashland, and Bucyrus, and south to New Philadelphia, Millersburg, and Wooster.

 


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