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Admission Testing

Schedule an Admission Test with your Local Group. Then score at or above the 98th percentile to be invited to join American Mensa.

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Prior Evidence Review

Qualify the quick, easy way by sending us evidence of scores from prior intelligence tests you’ve taken. For individuals younger than 14, this is the only way to qualify.

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Mensa Practice Test

Wondering if you're Mensa material? Take our Practice Test and you’ll know in 30 minutes your likelihood of success on our official admission test.
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Polka-Dot Brain

The mother of a child with disabilities knows: No amount of   smiling at a flight of stairs has ever turned it into a ramp — but there’s still reason to smile.

Lincoln 2.0

Could we build an artificial intelligence that could think, make decisions, and communicate like the man most regarded as our greatest president, Abraham Lincoln?

20th-Century Genius, 21st-Century Idiot

When I was 16, we were given the SAT exams. I scored so well that 15 or so years later, those scores got me into Mensa.

No Need to M'splain Yourself: The Test

M’splain [EM-spleyn] verb: 1. to provide additional and/or specific detail on a topic, regardless of whether it is relevant, warranted, or welcome ...

Theodore Talks 2024: TEDer Than Ever

Local Group books compelling experts for monthly interactive series open to all Mensa members, including talks with a NASA Goddard Space Flight Center astrophysicist, an authority on BBQ, a master distiller, and a host of others.

Readers Have Spoken! 2 Books Are Best of the Best

Voting has ended and the results of our 2024 Mensa For Kids’ Battle of the Books literary challenge are in! Find out which titles came out on top.

At-home Learning Resources for Kids

As the school season begins anew, here's a friendly reminder that the Mensa Foundation is here to help. features a curated lists of free and low-cost educational resources to enrich your child’s mind and ignite their excitement about learning.

National Events

Mensa Foundation Colloquium: Giftedness Across the Lifespan: Giftedness in the Workplace

The Mensa Foundation continues to better understand and support giftedness across the lifespan, focusing on the unique experiences, challenges, and opportunities that the neurodiverse face as they move through the contexts, ages, and stages of life.

Charlotte, N.C. | April 18 - 21

An annual tradition since 1990, Mind Games is a four-day board-game-judging marathon, during which the year’s five best new-to-market tabletop games are chosen and awarded the coveted Mensa Select® seal. Join hundreds of tabletop fanatics for a long weekend of around-the-clock board gaming.

Annual Gathering | July 3-7, 2024

The largest yearly confab of Mensans anywhere, the American Mensa Annual Gathering started as a small, two-day meet-and-greet at the New York Belmont in 1963. The event now spans five days and features a sprawl of talks, games, and entertainment unlike any other.

Local & Regional Events

July 15, 2024 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM CST

No group assigned

This is a public-health success story, but it took a long time to force industry to take action. The lead released from historic emissions persists within the environment and there is emerging evidence of continuing health effects. The legacy of lead remains and will be explored in this lecture.

July 21, 2024 from 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM CST

San Francisco Regional Mensa

Millions believe in the alleged ability to read minds, see into the future, move objects through mental processes, and more. But are these abilities real? Tune in as Jim Underdown from the Center for Inquiry Investigations describes the processes and detail-specific methods he and the CFI Investigations Group employ when designing scientifically controlled tests.

July 28, 2024

No group assigned

Through examining the connections between a diverse set of objects, we will trace the story of craft and the science of horology, demonstrating its pivotal role in design through the ages and why their preservation is vital to our future.