Join the Mensa Ranks at a Reduced Rate From Now Until June 30

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It’s no surprise to anyone that everything costs more than it did 10 years ago. Economic times are tough, and American Mensa is rolling back their prior test score evaluation fee from $40 to the 1999 level of $25.

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Our doors are always open to those who would like to connect socially and professionally through avenues such as American Mensa’s CareerLink, an online career center, or local and national events. By reducing the prior test evaluation fee, people can discover Mensa and the member benefits without worrying about the cost.

It’s no surprise to anyone that everything costs more than it did 10 years ago. Economic times are tough, and American Mensa is rolling back their prior test score evaluation fee from $40 to the 1999 level of $25. This will enable those interested join Mensa at a reduced cost from now until June 30. American Mensa is a social and community service organization where the only requirement is that you score in the top two percent of the population on a standardized intelligence test.

Visit http://www.us.mensa.org/testscores for instructions on how to submit your prior test scores. A person interested in Mensa membership may submit test scores 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 also be found by visiting the link above and clicking on “qualifying scores.” Examples of tests accepted for review include the LSAT, Wechsler Intelligence Scale and Stanford Binet.

“Many people have a score that already qualifies them for membership in Mensa, but the cost might be something that is preventing them from joining,” said Pam Donahoo, Executive Director at American Mensa. “Our doors are always open to those who would like to connect socially and professionally through avenues such as American Mensa’s CareerLink, an online career center, or local and national events. By reducing the prior test evaluation fee, people can discover Mensa and the member benefits without worrying about the cost.”

An application for Mensa membership is available at http://www.us.mensa.org/application, and must be mailed in with your test 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 chapter.

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 56,000 members in the United States and more than 110,000 members around the world. 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. Dues are $59 annually. For more information about Mensa, or to apply for membership, visit http://www.us.mensa.org or call (800) 66-MENSA.

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