Greater New York Mensa

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Greater New York Mensa:
Testing Schedule

   The Mensa Admission Test is not the only way to join American Mensa. Please understand your options before proceeding.

   We (Greater New York Mensa) administer the Mensa Admission Test several times each year, at one or more locations, within our assigned territory (the ten counties of downstate New York).

   Our local testing schedule is decided season by season. We usually offer testing in Winter, Spring, and Fall each year. Here are our latest dates and locations, for your convenience:

Spring 2016 Testing Schedule


TRS, Inc. Professional Suite
3rd Floor
40 Exchange Place (between Broad St & William St) (also known as 27 William St)
New York, NY

"Due to security measures in the area, NO vehicles are permitted on Exchange Place from Broadway to Hanover Street. Cars are permitted on William Street for drop off only. You may also enter the building at 27 William Street."
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Saturday, April 16, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. REGULAR
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CULTURE-FAIR *

Sunday, May 1, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. CULTURE-FAIR *
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. REGULAR


Memorial United Methodist Church
250 Bryant Avenue
White Plains, NY

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Saturday, March 12, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. REGULAR

Sunday, April 9, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. CULTURE-FAIR *

Sunday, May 14, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. REGULAR

   * "American Mensa offers a culture-fair test battery primarily for individuals who do not speak English as their primary language. The battery of three tests is designed to measure intelligence without the influence of cultural climate, level of education or verbal fluency. These tests are non-verbal and require only that candidates be able to distinguish relationships in figures and shapes." Here is one article that discusses Cattell's Culture-Fair Intelligence Test: .

   Complete information about joining American Mensa is posted at .
(We summarize parts of it, but we cannot repeat all of it.)

Re-joining American Mensa (no test needed)

   If you were ever notified by American Mensa that you qualify, but never actually joined, click here to activate.
   If you are a lapsed member of American Mensa, click here to rejoin.
   If you are a current or member of any other national Mensa, click here to transfer in.
   (If you don't reside in the United States, click here to select a different National Group.)

Qualifying for American Mensa (test needed)

   "Mensa Membership is open to persons who have attained a score within the upper two percent of the general population on an approved intelligence test that has been properly administered and supervised."

Old test or new test?

   "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." For examples and qualifying scores, see American Mensa's Qualifying test scores page. (If you are below age 14, you can only use prior testing.)

   "If you're age 14 or older, you can take a supervised, standardized test (the Mensa Admission Test) in your area with one of our certified member volunteers."

   The testing fee is $40. The fee for reviewing prior evidence is the same, $40.

Taking a new test

   If you don't feel completely ready for the supervised official test, you can warm up at home or anywhere with some unofficial tests. You can take Mensa International's online Mensa Workout for free. You can take American Mensa's at-home Mensa Practice Test for $18.

   Testing is also offered by most other Local Groups, and at some Regional Gatherings and the Annual Gathering. If you think another area might be convenient for your, visit that Local Group's website or sign up for access to American Mensa's national Testing Calendar.

   If you are ready to register for one of our tests, or have questions about testing in our area, you may contact Testing Coordinator Marghretta McBean directly, at .

Testing day reminders

   [Decide: Regular test or Culture-Fair test.]

   The Mensa Admission Test is open ONLY to those 14 years of age and older. Applicants must be at least 14 years of age. A parent must accompany those between 14 and 17.

   Seating is limited and available on a first-reserved-first-served basis. Since dates and times are subject to change, reservations are STRONGLY SUGGESTED.

   The testing fee is $40, collected at the test site. Make checks payable to American Mensa, Ltd. Credit cards may also be used. Cash is also acceptable, but not preferred.

   Bring photo ID to the test.

   As a courtesy to others taking the test, you are requested to be prompt. All test sessions start promptly and last approximately two hours.

   Pencils and other materials will be provided. In fairness to all candidates, eating, drinking, and smoking are not allowed in test rooms. In all locations, smoking is completely prohibited indoors.

   Two tests will be administered with a short break between them. The session will last approximately two hours. A score at or above the 98th percentile on either of the two tests will qualify you for membership in Mensa. (The "culture-fair test battery" is three tests.)

   Two to three weeks after the test session, you will receive notification on whether you qualify to join American Mensa. Each test taker will receive their raw score at no charge with their qualify or non-qualify letter. You will NOT receive your percentile rank or estimated IQ in the letter or otherwise. Instructions for converting the raw score to percentile rank and estimated IQ are available at .

   The admission tests given may NOT be retaken to fulfill admission requirements. "Individuals can only take a test or test battery once. Individuals who have taken a test or test battery and did not meet the requirement to join are encouraged to take a different battery or submit evidence of prior testing."

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