Mensa Membership is open to persons who have attained a score within the upper 2 percent of the general population on an approved intelligence test that has been properly administered and supervised.
We administer the Mensa Admission Test several times each year, at one or more locations, within our assigned territory (the ten counties of downstate New York). Our local testing schedule is decided season by season. Additionally, prior IQ test scores are accepted by national; if you scored exceptionally high on the SAT, GRE, ACT, Stanford-Binet, WASC, or any number of other exams, you may be eligible to join. Visit American Mensa's website for more information on qualifying test scores.
If you don't feel completely ready for the supervised official test, you can warm up at home or anywhere with some unofficial tests.
You can take Mensa International's online Mensa Workout for free.
Testing is also offered by most other Local Groups, and at some Regional Gatherings and the Annual Gathering. If you think another area might be convenient for your, visit that Local Group's website or sign up for access to American Mensa's national Testing Calendar.
If you are ready to register for one of our tests, or have questions about testing in our area, you may contact Testing Coordinator Marghretta McBean directly, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our admission test is not the only way to qualify for entry.
You can also submit a number of past test scores,
including the SAT, GRE, Stanford-Benet, and many others.
To find out which tests are eligible for consideration,
If you were ever notified by American Mensa that you qualify,
but never actually joined, click here to join officially.
If you are a lapsed member of American Mensa, click here to rejoin.
If you are a current or member of any other national Mensa, click here to transfer in.
If you don't reside in the United States, click here to select a different National Group.