Membership in Mensa is open to persons who score at or above the 98th percentile on any one of a number of standardized intelligence tests. If you are interested in becoming a member of Mensa, our certified volunteer Proctors welcome you to schedule a supervised Mensa Admissions Test session. Piedmont Area Mensa holds test sessions regularly at a number of locations throughout the Upstate. For more information about the membership in Mensa, please follow this link.
The Mensa Admissions Test takes two hours to complete and includes two tests featuring questions involving logic and deductive reasoning. If you score at or above the 98th percentile on either of the two tests, you will qualify and will be invited to join Mensa. There is a nominal testing fee. Further information is available at http://www.us.mensa.org/join/testing/ or from Wanda Tripp, Piedmont Area Mensa's Testing Coordinator, who can be reached via e-mail at .
It is important to note that our tests are given for the purpose of admission into Mensa only and not to quantify intelligence. A qualifying score indicates that you have tested at, or better than, 98 percent of the general population. American Mensa will release membership qualification only; no further information on test scores will be released.
In addition to the supervised Mensa Admissions Test, Mensa also accepts evidence of prior testing in the form of scores from a supervised standardized test, such as the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale, the Miller Analogies Test, the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Army or Navy General Classification Test (GCT). (American Mensa currently accepts more than 200 tests as prior evidence. To see a partial list of acceptable test scores, please visit http://www.us.mensa.org/testscores.)
To find out when the Mensa Admissions Test will be given at a location near you, or to schedule a Mensa Admission Test session, please contact Piedmont Area Mensa's Testing Coordinator, Wand Tripp, e-mail or telephone (864) 801-9886. For more information about the membership in Mensa, please follow this link.
Please note that American Mensa can not test individuals who are younger than 14 years of age on the test date. However, these prospective members may submit evidence of prior testing to qualify.
If you think you'd like to be a member of American Mensa, the high IQ society but you're nervous about arriving at the Mensa Admissions Test session unprepared, Piedmont Area Mensa and American Mensa have the solution for you. Click here for information about the Mensa Practice Test, an on-line test that can provide a strong indication of your likelihood of success should you choose to take the Mensa Admissions Test.