One out of every 50 people qualifies for Mensa!
You could be the one!
Mensa has more than 50,000 members in the United States and more than 100,000 members
worldwide. Members of American Mensa range in age from 4 to 100 and come from all segments
Members join for different reasons. Some like the social aspect of the organization, which
includes everything from local game nights to the Annual Gathering. Others enjoy intellectual
events such as speaker meetings, Colloquiums or CultureQuest®.
Whether in person or online, Mensa offers intellectually gifted people a place to share
their ideas. More than 150 Special Interest Groups allow members to pursue their interests - from astronomy to quilting - with other Mensans.
Many members enjoy the opportunity to serve their communities through our service programs.
Mensan volunteers also work with the Mensa Education & Research Foundation to award scholarships
to more than 150 college students each year.
Members have access to special member benefits that include discounts on travel and financial
products and American Mensa's magazine, the Mensa Bulletin.
Each new member of Mensa adds something new and special to the organization. We invite you
to pursue membership today.
How can I join?
Tallahassee Area Mensa has two local proctors, so you have the option of taking a proctored test locally, or you
can submit prior evidence of a passing score on any number of other tests to the National Office. Local tests are
scheduled on an as-needed basis, so if you are interested in testing, you can contact the National Office and they
will include your name in the list of prospects we receive each month, or you can contact a member of the local
Executive Committee and make your desires known so you can be included in the next
Do you know anybody that you're sure is Mensa material? Now's your chance to help your friends join,
and make your Mensa membership that much more valuable. Proctored testing is an alternative to prior
evidence in qualifying for Mensa, and as long as they haven't sat a Mensa proctored session before,
anybody can come.
If you have prior evidence that you qualify for membership, all you need to do is submit
your test scores from prior intelligence testing. Many people find this a quick and easy way to
qualify for Mensa membership, as they often qualify on tests they have already taken at some
point in their lives.
Results from tests given by an institution, agency or clinic must include the full name of
the test, the score and the percentile rank. This documentation must be on the letterhead of
the institution, agency or clinic; it also must be signed by the psychologist responsible for
the testing and must include the psychologist's license/certification number as issued by the
state in which the psychologist practices.
Evidence from a school transcript must be a school document with a seal, and an armed forces
record must be a notarized copy.
All evidence of prior testing will be appraised individually, and Mensa reserves the right
to make the final determination of the acceptability of the test. The nonrefundable, one-time
evaluation fee is $40 (U.S.).
Have more questions about prior evidence?
Check out the FAQs.
Looking for examples of qualifying test scores?
Here is a sample list of qualifying scores.
Have your prior evidence ready and wish to proceed?
Fill out this form and follow the instructions for submission.
All of the links above will open in a second browser window.
Beginning Jan. 1, 2011, American Mensa began releasing raw scores to candidates who test with American Mensa. We will not
provide an IQ or further interpretation or evaluation of the raw score. Instead, the "qualify" and "non-qualify" letters
will direct our test-takers online, where they can interpret their raw scores to the equivalent IQ ranges. (We will also
provide a brochure regarding score self interpretation upon request.)
Current members who tested between April 1, 2001, and Dec. 31, 2010, can request their scores at no charge. Lapsed members
and past Offers of Membership will pay a $15 fee for their score report, and Offers of Membership will receive a $15 credit on
their first dues payment with encouragement to join.
Test scores must NOT be converted or evaluated by staff members or volunteers, as it could cross over into the area of a
psychological evaluation. If you need help interpreting your score, please go to
http://www.us.mensa.org/testevaluation. The downloadable
brochure is available at http://www.us.mensa.org/materialsrequest.