|What do I need to qualify?
||To join Mensa, you must score in the top two
percent on any of a number of standard intelligence tests. If you
already took such a test, you may submit those scores to qualify.
Refer to the
list of some tests and corresponding scores that you may submit as prior evidence.
can I take a qualifying test?
||If you never took an intelligence test, you may
take one sponsored by Mensa. Tests are administered locally at least
once a month. Click here
for upcoming proctored testing sessions.
|May I take a practice test?
||Yes. Online practice tests are available for $18. The practice test provides a peek into the types of questions one may expect from the official Admission Test.
here to order one online. Also be sure to try the
Mensa Workout quiz just for fun.
|Where can I find my prior evidence?
||You may be able to obtain your scores from the
appropriate testing agencies or from your
official records from high school or college.
|How do I submit my prior evidence to join?
||Click here to go to the Amerian Mensa websitewhere you will be required to create an account to access the online
application to submit your
scores. Follow the instructions given regarding scanning or mailing
in the prior evidence. The
cost for the prior evidence review is $40 ($60 as of 7/1/17), which can be paid online at
the time of or before prior evidence submission.
If you choose to mail your prior evidence and would like the original
report returned to you, enclose a
self-addressed, stamped envelope. If you don't want to part with the
original, scan it or send a notarized copy with a stamp or seal
and a jurat indicating, "This is a true and accurate copy of the
(name of report) score report presented before me on (date)."
You may also submit an official university or college transcript
that includes your scores. The transcript must have the school seal
or be sealed in a school envelope. It does not have to be the
original, nor does it have to be notarized, unless you do not want
to part with the official copy. A transcript sent directly from the
university or college is acceptable, as is a letter from the
registrar on school letterhead, signed by the registrar.
|What happens after I submit my prior evidence?
||If your prior evidence is accepted, American
Mensa's national office will send you an invitation to join and a
bill for dues. You may
pay your dues online by credit card or by direct debit to your bank account.
|How do I rejoin?
If were once a member of American Mensa and would like to rejoin,
please call the national office at (817) 607-0060, or send an email to
If you know your membership number, you may
pay dues online for the current membership year by credit card or by direct debit to your bank account.
You do not have to take another test.
|What can I expect after I pay my dues?
||The national office will process your payment and
send you a national Welcome Packet within two weeks of receipt of
payment. Once a month, the national office sends each local group a
list of new members, so it may take two to six weeks from the date
your payment is processed before you receive a Welcome Packet from
Chicago Area Mensa. The packet will include the current issue of ChiMe,
our local monthly newsletter, and a Membership Handbook.
|How can I get more information?
||Call Membership Chair Stacey Kirsch at (630) 766-1289, or email
her at firstname.lastname@example.org.