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Schedule an admissions test session with your local group, 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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Take the Mensa Practice Test for just 5 bucks! 50% off June 1-15

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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Film's Best Friend

With new indie feature The Year of the Dog, Mensa moviemaker discovers the gravitas of canine thespians and how finding purpose and making connections can heal.


Out of darkness comes hope, and out of hope comes an unexpected passion and renewed sense of life ... if he can keep himself alive long enough to enjoy it. Rocket scientist/Star Trek writer/safari warrior/author Chester L. Richards asks: Is nature out to kill us? Maybe not. But someone is.

Fundraisers, Food Drives, Honor Roll, and Integrity

The Mensa Honor Society launched in 2013, the brainchild of then-Gifted Youth Specialist Lisa Van Gemert, to recognize Young Mensans ages 10 to 18 who use their intelligence to benefit humanity and encourage other YM’s to do the same.

The Q Word

In 1976, American Mensa established the first Special Interest Group for LGBTQ+ Mensans. Founded as GaySIG and later called Gay & Lesbian SIG, we are now named QueerSIG. This latest name change marks a critical inflection point toward greater inclusion of American Mensa’s LGBTQ+ members.

GEICO’s American Mensa Annual Gathering Sweepstakes Winner

Congratulations to Angela Gotz, winner of the 2023 Annual Gathering Sweepstakes, sponsored by GEICO.

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.

National Events

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.

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.

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.

Local & Regional Events

August 11–13, 2023

North Dakota Mensa

The North Dakota Chapter invites you to FoRGe North and join us for our 16th RG, to be held in Grand Forks, north of Fargo on Interstate 29, on the border with Minnesota. This will mark our return to Grand Forks after a highly successful initial FoRGe North in 2019.

September 1–3, 2023

Orange County Mensa

"Small is Beautiful" is our theme for this RG as it embodies the spirit of our intentionally small gathering. Our hotel is a cozy place so we are limiting attendance to 70 people. Expect speakers, games, and activities with lunch and dinner included!

September 1–4, 2023

Western Pennsylvania Mensa

Experience our beautiful City of Bridges with speakers, trivia, excursions, tournaments, workshops, and so much more! Enjoy our famous "yinzer" hospitality!