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Membership in Mensa is open to persons who have attained a score within the upper two percent of the general population on an approved intelligence test that has been properly administered and supervised. There is no other qualification or disqualification for membership eligibility. The term "IQ score" is widely used but poorly defined. There are a large number of tests with different scales. The result on one test of 132 can be the same as a score 148 on another test. Some intelligence tests don't use IQ scores at all. Mensa has set a percentile as cutoff to avoid this confusion. Candidates for membership in Mensa must achieve a score at or above the 98th percentile (a score that is greater than or equal to 98 percent of the general population taking the test) on a standard test of intelligence. Generally, there are two ways to prove that you qualify for Mensa: either take the Mensa test, or submit a qualifying test score from another test. There are a large number of intelligence tests that are "approved". More information on whether a test you have taken is approved, as well as information on the procedure for taking the Mensa test, can be obtained from the nearest Mensa office. There are no on-line tests that can be used for admission to Mensa. Feel free to contact Mensa for specific details about eligibility. Mensa has no other eligibility requirements other than IQ testing. However, many tests are not valid for people under the age of 16. You should contact the nearest Mensa office for more information.

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American Mensa does not accept the TerraNova achievement test. They do except the Test of Cognitive Skills with a composite score of 98% or above and the InView with a composite score of 98% or above. Of course, Mensa reserves the right to alter or change these scores as the tests shown are renormed or restandardized. Mensa will appraise all applications individually and reserves the right to make the final determination about the acceptability of any test.

You must have an IQ in the top 2% of the population to qualify for mensa, in one of their registered IQ tests. In the Cattel B III test, this means an IQ score of 148 or higher is required. Hope this helps!

MENSA (Latin for table) is the name of an international invitational society. The membership of Mensa is drawn from persons with an I.Q. in the 98th percentile of all scores, as determined by standardized intelligence tests. There are separate controlling national organizations under the umbrella of Mensa International.The disparaging acronym is "Many Erudite Neurotics Seeking Attention".(see related link)

''Above plant life at least.'' QUOTE. ^^ Not particularly helpful, is it? To qualify for Mensa you have to be in the top 2% of the population, IQ-wise. There is a MENSA test you can take to see whether you qualify or you could take a different IQ test for example CattellB-III. I hope that this helps with your enquiries.

IQ scores vary from test to test. Admission to Mensa requires a score in the top 2% on any accepted standardized test, a list of which can be acquired from Mensa. The 2% cutoff on these tests fluctuates, and does not always translate to an IQ of 130 or above (the traditional definition of genius level IQ.)

There is no definite IQ number to qualify you to join MENSA. You must score in the top 2 percentile on a standard IQ test to be invited to join MENSA.

It will qualify you for Mensa. It will make learning easier.

Yes, it is considered high. It would qualify for Mensa.

Yes it is quite good. It would qualify you for Mensa.

Intelligence is measured by taking a professional IQ test such as the Standford-Binet. MENSA has a Home IQ Test that can be taken in your home as the name implies. However, there is a testing fee of about $15.00. I've taken it and it is very accurate; however, the Home IQ test is not considered a professional IQ test. It provides a possible "snapshot" of ones IQ. If you score close to around 125, MENSA will inform you that you may be smart enough to gain acceptance into MENSA. However, to gain acceptance you can either take the MENSA IQ Test that is administered several times per year. For information on when the test will be offered and test locations through your country, visit your local MENSA website. MENSA accepts more than 200 IQ Tests and other tests where the scores can be converted into the equivalent of IQ scores. For more information visit: http://www.kids-iq-tests.com/mensa-tests.html

Here you go..this is from their international website. The requirements for membership (as to be expected) are the same everywhere. Membership in Mensa is open to persons who have attained a score within the upper two percent of the general population on an approved intelligence test that has been properly administered and supervised. There is no other qualification or disqualification for membership eligibility. The term "IQ score" is widely used but poorly defined. There are a large number of tests with different scales. The result on one test of 132 can be the same as a score 148 on another test. Some intelligence tests don't use IQ scores at all. Mensa has set a percentile as cutoff to avoid this confusion. Candidates for membership in Mensa must achieve a score at or above the 98th percentile on a standard test of intelligence (a score that is greater than or equal to that achieved by 98 percent of the general population taking the test). Generally, there are two ways to prove that you qualify for Mensa: either take the Mensa test, or submit a qualifying test score from another test. There are a large number of intelligence tests that are "approved". More information on whether a test you have taken is approved, as well as information on the procedure for taking the Mensa test, can be obtained from the nearest Mensa office. There are no on-line tests that can be used for admission to Mensa. Feel free to contact Mensa for specific details about eligibility. Mensa has no other eligibility requirements other than IQ testing. However, many tests are not valid for people under the age of 16. You should contact the nearest Mensa office for more information.

It is well above the average. It would qualify them for membership in MENSA.

Score in the top 2% on Mensa-approved IQ tests and submit your test accordingly. Visit us.mensa.org for more information.

Mensa run frequent supervised IQ tests. They should be able to provide you with a list of dates and venues.

It means you are in the 98th percentile of all people. You qualify for Mensa.

Add a point or two to your score. The ACT is easier now and groups like Mensa no longer accept those scores for admission, btw.

Mensa just told me it scores in the 76th percentile in my rejection letter....

Their IQ is well above average. It would qualify them for membership in the MENSA organization.

Yes, it is well above average. It would qualify them for membership in MENSA.

There are two ways in which American Mensa can be joined: 1. If you are above 14 age, then you can take a standardized and supervised test from one of the certified member volunteers. 2.Just submit the proof of your prior testing in the form of scores of standardized tests like GMAT, the Stanford Binet or the Miller Analogies Test.

He does not appear to be a member, but no one would deny he would qualify . His Harvard lsat score is not know, but the average for the year he entered was 171, well above the Mensa standard.

Yes, it is good and it is well above average. It would easily qualify them for membership in MENSA.

"9 Umpires in a Ball Game"The Mensa tests are good fun.

No, it is well above average. It would qualify them for membership in MENSA.


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