Rhode Island Mensa's
Testing Information Page
American Mensa, Ltd. offers two different test batteries for admission:
1) The Mensa Admission Test is appropriate for most candidates. It consists of two tests, either of which can
qualify you to join Mensa.
2) The Culture Fair Test is language neutral. It is appropriate for people who are dyslexic or any person who
speaks English as a second language. It consists of three tests, of which any one can qualify you to join Mensa.
Two of the tests are untimed (within reasonable limits). Candidates should be able to understand English spoken at
the 6th grade level. This test is scheduled once or twice a year. You may request to be put on a notification list.
You may take both tests, once each. The test fee is $60 per session, payable in cash, credit card, American
Mensa voucher, or check or money order payable to American Mensa, Ltd.
All candidates must have a photo ID. Candidates between the ages of 14 and 18 must have proof of age
and be accompanied to registration by a parent or guardian, who will sign the consent to test. Unfortunately, we
cannot test anyone younger than 14 years old.
Many of our tests are administered on Saturday mornings. If this is not convenient for you, please suggest a day
or time that is. We cannot guarantee we will be able to accommodate you, but we will try. Please let us know which
test you prefer, the Mensa Admission Test or the Culture Fair Test, at
You can also submit prior evidence for admission, or take the Home test to see how you do before taking the actual
test. Good luck, and we hope to see you there!
The geographic area of Rhode Island Mensa covers all of Rhode Island and Bristol County in Southeastern
The American Mensa Admissions Tests are given for the purpose of admission into Mensa. A score at the 98th
percentile on any one of our tests or American Mensa, Ltd. sanctioned prior evidence qualifies you for Mensa
membership. The final authority on admission matters rests with American Mensa, Ltd., under the aegis of the
American Mensa Supervisory Psychologist. The material presented on this page is for informational purposes only,
is non-binding, and is subject to change without notice.
These pages and all content Copyright 2009 by Rhode Island Mensa, all rights reserved.
Mensa(r) 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. Mensa does not hold any opinions or have, or express, any political or religious views.