As a member, you will have an opportunity to meet like-minded people at local, regional and national levels. Not only will you network with people from all walks of life, you will be able to build friendships that will last a lifetime.
Arlington, TX (Vocus) February 2, 2010
Remember the standardized test you took in kindergarten or the entry exam you took in order to be accepted into college? Well those test scores could possibly qualify you for membership to American Mensa. Membership is open to anyone who scores in the top two percent on an accepted, standardized intelligence test, and the organization accepts more than 200 different tests. There is normally a $40 fee to review scores for membership, but this February, that fee will be waived.
“Many people have test scores that already qualify them for Mensa membership. That is why February is a great time for candidates to submit their scores and become members of this great organization,” said Pam Donahoo, Executive Director of American Mensa. “As a member, you will have an opportunity to meet like-minded people at local, regional and national levels. Not only will you network with people from all walks of life, you will be able to build friendships that will last a lifetime.”
Interested persons can download the application (http://www.us.mensa.org/application) and return it with prior test scores during the entire month of February at no charge. The applicant should note the promotion 'Free PE Month' on the payment portion of the form. There is no age requirement, so anyone who is interested in Mensa membership may submit their test scores. A condensed version of the list can be found by visiting http://www.us.mensa.org/scores and clicking on “qualifying scores”.
Here are some examples of standardized tests that are approved by American Mensa.
- Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) − SAS or CSI (IQ) 132 or higher
- Stanford Binet − IQ 132 or higher
- Henmon-Nelson − IQ 132 or higher
- Wechsler Intelligence Tests (WAIS/WAIS-R/WAIS-III/WAIS-IV/WISC/WISC-R/WISC-III/WISC-Fourth Edition/WPPSI) − A full scale IQ of 130 or above the 98 percentile is required
- GMAT − 95% or higher
- Test of Cognitive Skills (Terra Nova) − 132 or higher
American Mensa, Ltd. 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. Membership dues are $59 annually. For more information about Mensa, or to apply for membership, visit our website http://www.us.mensa.org or call (800) 66-MENSA.