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If you're interested in becoming a member of Mensa, our certified, volunteer Proctors welcome you to schedule a supervised testing session in your area!

Take the Mensa Admission Test

The Mensa Admission Test takes two hours to complete and includes two tests featuring questions involving logic and deductive reasoning. If you score at or above the 98th percentile on either of the two tests, you'll qualify and be invited to join Mensa. In addition, American Mensa also offers a culture fair test battery primarily for individuals who do not speak English as their primary language. The battery of three tests is designed to measure intelligence without the influence of cultural climate, level of education or verbal fluency. These tests are non-verbal and require only that candidates be able to distinguish relationships in figures and shapes.

Please note that American Mensa cannot test individuals younger than 14 years of age on the test date; however, these prospective members may submit evidence of prior testing to qualify.

Also, please note that our culture fair test battery is given on an "as needed" basis and individuals interested in this option should request the option specifically when scheduling a test session.

Further, please note that individuals can only take a test or test battery once unless American Mensa's Supervisory Psychologist provides an allowance for circumstantial reasons. Individuals who do not qualify via American Mensa's primary test battery can also take the culture fair battery as a means to qualify for membership or vice versa.  Individuals who have taken all tests or test batteries and did not meet the requirement to join are encouraged to submit evidence of prior testing.

It is important to note that our tests are given for the purpose of admission into Mensa and not to quantify intelligence. A qualifying score indicates that you've tested at, or better than, 98 percent of the general population. Get more information on how to interpret your score on the Mensa Admission Test.

Our testing fee is $40 (U.S.).


American Mensa offers a culture fair test battery primarily for individuals who do not speak English as their primary language. The battery of three tests is designed to measure intelligence without the influence of cultural climate, level of education or verbal fluency. These tests are non-verbal and require only that candidates be able to distinguish relationships in figures and shapes.

Individuals who do not qualify via American Mensa's primary test battery can also take the culture fair battery as a means to qualify for membership.

Please note that our culture fair test battery is given on an "as needed" basis and individuals interested in this option should request the option specifically when scheduling a test session.


American Mensa's Local Groups host test sessions throughout the year. Get testing information for your area.