Joining Mensa has never been easier!
More than six million people qualify for membership in the U.S. alone — that’s one person in every 50. Most don’t realize that they qualify and haven’t considered membership. You’ve at least considered membership, or you wouldn’t be reading this now.
If you’re age 14 or older, you can take a supervised, standardized test in your area with one of our certified member volunteers. And anyone can submit evidence of prior testing in the form of scores from a supervised, standardized test like the Stanford Binet, the Miller Analogies Test or the GMAT.
In either case, if you’ve scored in the top 2 percent, you’ll qualify for membership in American Mensa. Then it’s just a matter of paying your annual dues!
What if we aren’t testing in your area soon?
First off, doublecheck with the testing contact in your area. While they may not have a test scheduled, they may add a testing session to the calendar if enough people request one.
You might also contact your secondary school, college or university and see about getting a copy of your transcript, which should indicate if you’ve taken any placement tests. It’s certainly possible that you were given a placement test at an early age, and that test might be one of those we review for membership qualification.
Another option would be to provide documentation from a state-licensed psychologist; many provide testing services for a fee.
What about kids? Can they join?
We have members who range in age from 3 to 105. Certainly — kids can absolutely qualify and join. Gifted youth between 14 and 18 can take one of our supervised, standardized tests, and those under 14 can submit evidence of past testing. Learn more about what Mensa offers kids.
I’ve been notified that I qualify for membership. Now what?
Congratulations! Your life as a Mensa member can start right now, and it takes just a few minutes to join online! Have a credit card handy as well as your acceptance letter, bill, or email so that you can reference your member number. Within 10 business days, you’ll get your membership card and new member packet in the mail. A Member Services Representative would be happy to help you join by phone, too. Give us a call at (817) 607-0060 ext. 199 during regular business hours, Central time, Monday through Friday.
I think I was a member before. Do I have to test again?
No. If you are a former member of American Mensa and are currently living in the United States or its protectorates, you do not have to requalify your membership. You can simply reinstate your membership.
What’s in it for me?
There’s the camaraderie of being among a group of diverse people who share your love of knowledge. Some like the social aspect of the organization, which includes everything from local game nights to big national events like our Annual Gathering. Others enjoy intellectual events, such as speaker meetings, Colloquiums, and CultureQuest®.
We have more than 150 Special Interest Groups that allow members to pursue their interests — from ancient baking techniques to quilting — with other Mensans. Our Local Groups host speaker nights, have lunch outings, and play games at local and regional game nights.
If that’s not enough, how about saving time and money? American Mensa members save on travel services, insurance, financial guidance, publications and more through our benefit and service programs — with new benefits being added regularly.
Then, there’s the online component to your membership. In addition to our online communities, there are hundreds of Mensa communities online run by member volunteers around the world, including those on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Yahoo!.