About Mensa

By scoring at or above the 98th percentile on an "accepted" I.Q. test, providing those test results to American Mensa Ltd., and selecting your local chapter and paying your dues.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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.

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 email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

As often as we can, frequently once a month. The current schedule of testing dates is on this web site - seeĀ Testing Dates on the Main Menu .

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.

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.