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Until further notice, all upcoming GPM Calendar events including GPM Proctored Mensa Admissions tests have been canceled or postponed in accordance with government policies. Check back here for the next available testing date, but in the meantime, Mensa-approved private testing is now available. Full details HERE.

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. In addition, a Private Mensa Admission Test can be scheduled for a time and location convenient to you. Upcoming GPM scheduled tests and how to provide alternative test evidence are described below.

Would You Like to Be Notified of Future Tests?

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, GPM scheduled testing sites are not available at least until late Spring. We schedule both Standard Admissions Tests and Culture Fair Tests many times during the year at various locations. Private Mensa Admission test are currently available for scheduling, details below. Also see below for how you can get notified by email when any future tests have been scheduled.
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.

How Private Mensa Admission Testing Works

Our Private Testing option is designed with your convenience in mind. Easily find and schedule a test session near you based on your availability. What’s better, you’ll receive your exam results in two to three business days (compared to two to three weeks with traditional Local Group testing) Go HERE to find out where Arizona testing locations are and how to purchase and schedule a test.

If you have already purchased a an in-person/Local Group testing voucher and would like to apply it to a private testing voucher, you can call the Mensa Membership Office (817-607-0060) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday or email

Whatever amount you paid for the voucher will be credited/refunded, then a private testing voucher purchase will be processed. A voucher obtained from the MVP program will not receive a credit or a refund because it was free and there was no money involved.

Got More Questions?

For answers, contact GPM Proctor Coordinator Al Krever 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, but if you already know you qualify, click HERE to learn how to provide your prior evidence. The full Qualifying Test Score FAQ is HERE.

How the Mensa Standard Admissions 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. The Mensa Standard Test consists two tests, Reynolds Adaptable Intelligence Test (RAIT) and Wonderlic.
• 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 $60. 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.

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. It is not a timed test. 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.

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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