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Dec 1-15

Schedule a private test session in your area, then score at or above the 98th percentile to be invited to join American Mensa. 

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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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Wondering if you’re Mensa material? With this test, you’ll know in 30 minutes the likelihood of success on our official admission test.

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Real Simulations

We might not be living in the Matrix, but that doesn’t make you real.

Mom's Traveling Handkerchief

I remember Mom often retelling her biggest travel adventure. One time, she took an overnight train from Buffalo to Cleveland. Her most memorable tale from that journey was being able to sleep using her suitcase for a pillow. I often think of her when I am about to fall asleep on an intercontinental flight and say to myself, “Yes, Mom, we do travel well.”

Moonglow Road

Garth had always been proud of his cleverness in fooling people. In his teenage days, he had shoplifted frequently and gotten away with it. He had bragged to his friends about it. That was in another place and time. Now he was on to bigger and better things.

The Psychedelic ’60s Saved My Life

In the 1660s, I would have been burned at the stake for being a witch. In the 1760s, I would have been committed to Bedlam. In the 1860s, I would have been consigned to the role of old maid housekeeper (unpaid) for a male relation in need of domestic help. Mercifully, I grew up in the 1960s.

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.

Mensa Connect: A Robust Digital Community

There are many ways for Mensans to connect without the bother of putting on shoes. But what about an online venue that serves all of Mensa at once? That’s where Mensa Connect comes in.

You're Already on Zoom. Interest You in a Theodore Talk?

Local Group books compelling experts for monthly interactive series open to all Mensa members, including talks with Harlequin’s first Black author of historical romance, an authority on making neighborhoods more livable, a Modern Monetary Theory economist, and others.

2022 Annual Gathering Ticket Winner Announced

Congratulations to Marielle Kaarsgaren, who's taking home two free tickets to the 2022 Annual Gathering, including hotel accommodations and tickets to the Gala dinner with speaker Margot Lee Shetterly, courtesy of our friends at GEICO.

National Events

Annual Gathering | July 5-9, 2023

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.

Columbus, Ohio | April 20 - 23

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.

Mensa Foundation Colloquium: Giftedness Across the Lifespan: The Talent and Potential of Neurodiversity

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.

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