How to Join Mensa

The first step to join Mensa is to pass a Mensa Admission Test or provide evidence of achieving a qualifying score on one of 200 standardized tests. Tests are given locally at various times throughout the year. Upcoming tests and how to provide alternative test evidence are described below. Please make note of the upcoming changes in testing fees below.

The Next Local Mensa Admission Test Is a Culture Fair Test Scheduled for Saturday, July 15th.

When: Saturday, April 29th, 2017 - 1:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Where: Burton Barr Central Library at 1221 N. Central Ave. in Phoenix, in the Lecture Room in the SW corner of the 4th floor.
Time: Registration at 1:15. Test begins promptly at 1:35.
Cost: $30 per person. (1/2 price special)
Photo ID required. Driver’s License or State ID card accepted.
The test is open to anyone 14 and over. Minors under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. Reservation recommended. Seating is limited, so reserve your seat now by filling in this FORM Seating is limited, so it is suggested that you reserve a seat following the instruction below. Questions? Contact Proctor Coordinator at testing@phoenixmensa.org

About the Culture Fair Test:
American Mensa offers a culture fair test battery primarily for individuals who do not speak English as their primary language. The battery of three tests is designed to measure intelligence without the influence of cultural climate, level of education or verbal fluency. These tests are non-verbal and require only that candidates be able to distinguish relationships in figures and shapes.

Individuals who do not qualify via American Mensa's primary test battery can also take the culture fair battery as a means to qualify for membership.

Please note that our culture fair test battery is given on an "as needed" basis and individuals interested in this option should request the option specifically when scheduling a test session.
Check back here or if you would like to be notified of the time and location of future tests as soon as they are scheduled, please signup at this page with your email address so we can add you to our "To Be Notified" list.

Reserve a seat by purchasing a Mensa Admission Test Voucher

To facilitate the testing process, we request that you pre-pay for your testing session by purchasing a one-time-use Testing Voucher redeemable at an American Mensa testing session, proctored by our Certified Proctors. You may obtain a voucher by paying with a credit card. Follow this link and you will be asked to create a new account using your email address. When you enter your email address the system will check to see if you already have an account using that email then you may click on Register Now button and proceed through the secure login. Note that you may observe up to 45 second delay without progress notification after pressing Log In. NOTE: For the July test, the price is $30, 1/2 the new full price of $60 that will change on July 1st. Please wait until then to purchase your voucher. Start the process HERE. Full terms and conditions are detailed there. Until July 1st you may choose between the regular $40 voucher or a discounted voucher when we are having a special promotion. After obtaining a voucher number, reserve your seat by filling in this Reservation Form and include your voucher number. If you have any questions about this process, email the GPM Proctor Coordinator.

Future Tests:

There will be more tests scheduled during 2017. We schedule both Standard Admissions Tests and Culture Fair Tests many times during the year at various locations. See next section to see how you can get notified by email when any future tests have been scheduled.
NOTE: There is an upcoming testing fee increase starting July 1, 2017. Test cost is rising $20 from $40 to $60. The candidate must pay the difference between the actual voucher value and the current test pricing if they test after June 30, 2017. However, note that tests given in July and October will be HALF PRICE, that is, $30.

Would You Like to Be Notified of Future Tests?

If you would like to be notified of the time and location of future tests as soon as they are scheduled, please signup at this page with your email address so we can add you to our "To Be Notified" list.
NOTE: When you sign up, indicate by ZIP code where you live in Arizona, whether you desire a Culture Fair Test (see paragraph below) or live outside the Greater Phoenix area so that we can coordinate demand to our testing schedule.

Testing Locations Hard to Get to?

If any test location is a problem for you, please contact the GPM Proctor Coordinator because it may be possible to administer a future test in your area. NOTE: Please tell us where you live in Arizona, so that we can coordinate demand to our testing schedule.

Got Questions?

For answers, contact GPM Proctor Coordinator Nick Dodson directly by email.

Or, Could You Already Be Qualified and Skip the Test?

There are literally hundreds of tests that can qualify you for Mensa, not just the one outlined above.
For example, while you can take the standard Mensa Admissions Test one time only ... BUT you can ALSO take the Culture Fair Mensa Admissions Test one time, on another day; this is a test based on non-verbal intelligence scales (more shapes and numbers, no verbal). This test is separately scheduled and you may register with the Proctor Coordinator for an upcoming test.
And if you do not perform well on either test, you can still join Mensa through other standardized tests. Click HERE to see some of them.

How the Test Works:

The testing session lasts about two hours. Two tests are given with a short break in between. A score at or above the 98th percentile on either of these two tests will qualify you for membership in Mensa.
• You can take the Official Mensa Test one time only.
• Photo ID is required, so please bring your driver’s license or Arizona State ID card.
• The usual testing fee is $40. We prefer that you use a Mensa Test Voucher or Visa/MC/AMEX/Discover for payment at the test site.
• You'll be notified of your results usually within 10-14 days after your test.
• You will receive your raw score for the test, which you can use to calculate your IQ score.
• You must be 14 years old or older to take the Mensa test.
• No calculators are allowed. Pencils and scratch paper will be provided.

You Can Do a Practice Test First

Before you take the Official Mensa Test, if you want to see and practice the test format (though not the actual test questions), click HERE to purchase the official Mensa Practice Test. Note: You will be asked to follow the same procedure outlined above to purchase a Testing Voucher to create an account. Or if you would like something really quick to try, click HERE to see a 10 question test and you can get advice on whether you might be Mensa material.

For general test FAQ's or prior evidence questions, click HERE to visit the American Mensa website.

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