Mensa is an international society of those who score at or above the 98th percentile on any one of a number of standardized tests. Mensa has over 100,000 members worldwide and chapters in more than 40 different countries.
Eligibility for American Mensa is based on a qualifying score on an approved standardized test. Culture-fair, non-language testing is available. The test fee for all tests is $60. You must be at least 14 years of age on the date of the test.
Tests are given locally during the year. It is important to note that the 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.
The purposes of Mensa are: 1) identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity; 2) encourage research on the nature, characteristics, and uses of intelligence; and 3) provide a stimulating intellectual and social environment for its members.
If English is not your primary language, Mensa offers a pictorial, non-language test.
Email Triad Mensa for more information about local testing.