The only qualification for Mensa membership is a score in the top 2% of the general population on a standardized intelligence test. Scores are accepted by one of two means:

Evidence of Prior Testing

American Mensa accepts scores from approximately 200 different standardized intelligence tests. If you have already taken such a test, you can submit the scores of that test to qualify.

The Mensa Admissions Test

If you haven't taken an intelligence test or cannot locate your prior testing scores, you can take the Mensa Admissions Test, administered by a certified Mensa proctor. This battery of two tests is offered at the local level several times per year. Email the testing coordinator at for information regarding upcoming tests in this region.
Mensa® and the Mensa logo (as depicted for example in U.S. TM Reg. No. 1,405,381) are registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by American Mensa, Ltd., and are registered in other countries by Mensa International Limited and/or affiliated national Mensa organizations.