You can qualify for Mensa membership by taking any of several tests. (See http://us.mensa.org/join/testscores.) The primary "battery" that we administer combines the Reynolds Adaptable Intelligence Test and the Mensa Wonderlic®, replacing the old Mensa Admissions Test. On occasion, we also offer a Culture Fair test session; see that section below for a description of that test session. If you score at or above the 98th percentile on any of the component tests in either the RAIT/Wonderlic® combination or the Culture Fair test, you'll qualify and be invited to join Mensa!
Mensa membership offers people of all ages and professions the opportunity to connect for networking, intellectual pursuit, and fun! Our 56,000 members share in wide variety of activities locally, nationally, globally, and online. For more information, visit www.us.mensa.org or call 1-800-66-MENSA.
Interested in seeing what the test is like? You can take the Mensa Practice Test for $18.
For either one, also see the Testing Specials section below, for occasional discounts.
Regular Testing (75-90 minutes)
See Frequent Venues (below) for details of the locations, including further restrictions. (Click the venue's name for its own web site, with more information, often including directions.) Please show up at the stated registration time, so that there will be enough time to get everybody registered. If you are late, we cannot guarantee that you will get registered and tested! Contact our Testing Coordinator Jared Levine if you have questions.
Also remember that for September, the practice test is lower than half price, and that for October, the real test is half price. So take the practice test in September to see if you have a shot, then take the real thing in October, and save!
Culture Fair Testing
This is an alternative mainly for those whose primary language is not English. (However, it is open to English-speakers as well.) Often, people who have narrowly missed qualifying based on the usual test and want to try again, or those with certain learning disabilities or just don't do well with taking timed tests, can find success taking this set of tests.
It is a partially untimed session, lasting about two hours once the test itself starts. There is a limit of six test-takers – first come, first served. (Again, see Frequent Venues, below, for details of the locations, including further restrictions.)
Just as with the normal tests, please show up at the stated registration time, so that there will be enough time to get everybody registered. If you are late, we cannot guarantee that you will get registered and tested! Contact our Testing Coordinator Jared Levine if you have questions.
So, dig up your old test scores, see if you can get in, and if so, join us in February or March for $40 less than usual! And if you don't have old test scores, get some idea how you would do on our official test, for much less than usual.
If you took the old Mensa Admissions Test and didn't make the cut, now you can try again, with the new RAIT/Wonderlic® combination. Contact testing coordinator Jared Levine for details.
Click the name of each venue to see their own web site, with more information (often including directions):
Dulles South Station
To register for a testing session, please email the following information about each person to be tested, to Testing Coordinator Jared Levine:
Please register for your Mensa test in advance. Eligible candidates will be admitted on a space available basis. However, if we have no pre-registrations for a test, it will be cancelled. If that happens, walk-ins would find themselves at a venue with nothing taking place.
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