Beat the Heat with Mensa this July

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The temperature has hit higher than 90 degrees, so come inside and test for American Mensa, the high IQ society. The organization will be offering the Mensa Admission Test at a reduced rate of $35 from July 1-31, 2009. For test session information in your area, please visit http://www.us.mensa.org/testing.

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During the summer months, people are looking for new activities and social interaction with a broad group of people, and Mensa is the perfect organization for that

The temperature has hit higher than 90 degrees, so come inside and test for American Mensa, the high IQ society. The organization will be offering the Mensa Admission Test at a reduced rate of $35 from July 1-31, 2009. For test session information in your area, please visit http://www.us.mensa.org/testing.

"During the summer months, people are looking for new activities and social interaction with a broad group of people, and Mensa is the perfect organization for that," said Pam Donahoo, executive director at American Mensa. "By offering the Mensa Admission Test at a reduced price, we are encouraging people to come test and see what our organization is all about. Mensa has a membership age range of 2-106, and there is something for everyone."

The Mensa Admission Test is open to those 14 years and older. Those between the age of 14-17 must have a parent or guardian present at registration. A picture ID must be presented at the time of registration.

If a person interested in membership is 13 and under, they can submit a prior test score from anytime in their life. Mensa accepts more than 200 tests for membership. A condensed version of that list can be found by visiting http://www.us.mensa.org/scores and clicking on "qualifying scores." Examples of tests accepted for review include the Wechsler Intelligence Scale, Otis Lennon School Abilities Test (OLSAT), Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test, Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) and Stanford Binet.

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 57,000 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. 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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