If you are interested in becoming a new member, there are two ways to qualify:
By taking a supervised test. Tests are designed for prospects age 14
and older and are administered by appointment only. For those for whom
English is not the primary language, a Culture Free Test may be
available. Testing takes about 2 hours and the supervised test fee is
$40.00 (paid at the time of testing). Print an application. For details call 1-800-351-1464.
By submitting prior evidence with a test score in the top 2% on any of
several standardized tests (details).
Most public and private schools administer tests which are acceptable for admission. Qualifying test
scores should be sent to the National Office with a $25.00
non-refundable evaluation fee.
Print an application.
Additionally, you can take a "pre-test" at home that will
give you a good idea how you will perform on the supervised Mensa admission test.