You'd be surprised how many people have already qualified with tests that they have taken throughout their lives. If you've ever been in a gifted program or scored well on a college entrance exam or on any sort of standardized intelligence test, you may have already qualified for Mensa membership.
Arlington, TX (Vocus) April 2, 2007
For anyone who scored well on the LSAT, Wechsler Intelligence Scale, Stanford Binet, Cattell** or other standardized intelligence tests, the month of April provides an opportunity to qualify for Mensa, the high IQ society, for free. During Free Prior Evidence Month, Mensa will waive the standard $40 evaluation fee and allow those who are curious about the organization to discover Mensa at a reduced cost.
"If you think you're smart enough to join Mensa, you probably are," said Pam Donahoo, Executive Director of American Mensa. "You'd be surprised how many people have already qualified with tests that they have taken throughout their lives. If you've ever been in a gifted program or scored well on a college entrance exam or on any sort of standardized intelligence test, you may have already qualified for Mensa membership."
Visit http://www.us.mensa.org from April 1-30 for instructions on how to submit your test score. A person interested in Mensa membership may submit a test score from anytime in his or her life; there are no age requirements. Mensa accepts more than 200 tests for membership. A condensed version of that list can be found by visiting http://www.us.mensa.org/testscores and clicking on "qualifying scores."
If you don't have evidence of prior testing but are still interested in joining Mensa, anyone over the age of 14 may also take the Mensa Admission Test, which is generally administered at least once a month in each local group.
American Mensa is an organization open to anyone who scores in the top two percent on an accepted, standardized intelligence test. The organization has more than 54,000 members in the United States and more than 100,000 members in more than 40 countries. Members of Mensa attend local and national events, join special interest groups such as astronomy and philosophy, and help out in their communities through various projects. For more information about Mensa, or to apply for membership, visit http://www.us.mensa.org or call (800) 66-MENSA.
**Examples of qualifying test scores:
LSAT - effective 1982 (total percentile rank): 95
Wechsler Adult and Children Scales: IQ 130
SAT or CEEB - prior to 9/30/74: 1300; from 9/30/74 to 1/1/94: 1250
Stanford Binet / Stanford Binet 5: IQ 132
Naglieri (NNAT): Ability index score of above 130
Cattell: IQ 148
Cognitive Abilities Test (CoGat): IQ 132
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