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Support Group for the Seriously Gifted

How to Join Mensa

Join Mensa


American Mensa is inviting intelligence.

You can become a member of American Mensa in one of two ways:

  • If you're age 14 or older, you can take a supervised, standardized test in your area with one of our certified member volunteers.
  • And anyone can submit evidence of prior testing in the form of scores from a supervised, standardized test like the Stanford Binet, the Miller Analogies Test or the GMAT.

In either case, if you've scored in the top 2 percent, you'll qualify for membership in American Mensa. Then it's just a matter of paying your annual dues!

Northern Nevada Mensa conducts testing sessions many times during the year based on demand. For details on where and when testing is available, contact our volunteer Testing Coordinator Sandra Lackovic. Once scheduled, bring a picture ID to your testing session along with $40 in cash or credit or debit card.

You can watch a short video by Mensa member Leif Gantvoort here on the American Mensa Membership website.

What about kids? Can they join?

We have members who range in age from 3 to 105. Certainly, kids can qualify and join. Gifted youth between 14 and 18 can take one of our supervised, standardized tests, and those under 14 can submit evidence of prior testing. Learn more about what Mensa offers kids.

You've been notified that you've qualified; now what?

Congratulations! Your life as a Mensa member can start right now, and it takes just a few minutes to join online! Have a credit card handy as well as your acceptance letter, bill or email so that you can reference your member number. Within 10 business days you'll get your membership card and new member packet in the mail. Alternatively, you can talk to a Member Services Representative at (817) 607-0060 ext. 199 during regular business hours, Central time, Monday through Friday.

You think you were a member before. Do you have to test again?

If you are a former member of American Mensa and are currently living in the United States or its protectorates, you do not have to requalify your membership. You can simply reinstate your membership.

Still uncertain what's in it for you?

There's the camaraderie of being among a group of diverse people who share your love of knowledge. Some like the social aspect of the organization, which includes everything from local game nights to the Annual Gathering. Others enjoy intellectual events such as speaker meetings, Colloquiums or CultureQuest®.

We have more than 150 Special Interest Groups that allow members to pursue their interests — from astronomy to quilting — with other Mensans. Our Local Groups host speaker nights, have lunch outings and play games at local and regional game nights.

Many of our members serve their communities through our service programs, and our member volunteers also work with the Mensa Foundation to award scholarships to college students each year.

If that's not enough, how about saving time and money? American Mensa members save on travel services, insurance, financial guidance, publications and more through our benefit and service programs — with new benefits being added regularly.

Then, there's the online component to your membership. In addition to our online Community, there are hundreds of Mensa communities online run by member volunteers around the world, including those on Facebook, LinkedIn and Yahoo!.

So, now that you know how easy it is, let's get started.

Contact our volunteer Testing Coordinator Sandra Lackovic to move forward.

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