Mensa offers membership qualification test

KETTERING — There will be a Mensa membership qualification test administered on Monday, Sept. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the group study room at the Kettering-Moraine Public Library, 3496 Far Hills Ave., Kettering. Cost to take the test is $60. Sign in starts at 5:30 p.m., and late arrivals cannot be accommodated once testing has started. The test is open to the general public, aged 14 and older. Anyone 14-17 wishing to take the test must have parental permission. Participants are required to bring a picture ID.

Mensa also has a practice test that can be taken at home for $8.99 during the month of September. For the practice test see

For more information, e-mail or call 937-546-7885.

Mensa is a not-for-profit international society of persons who have scored in the top two percent of the general population on an accepted, standardized intelligence test. Mensa members are a very diverse group and come from all walks of life and all races, personality types, ethnic origins and faiths and a wide range of ages and have a broad range of interests. All share the common characteristic of high intelligence. The Dayton local group includes over 200 members from elementary school age through middle eighties and has many regular gatherings and social activities. The test is open to anyone age 14 and older, but parental permission to test is required for those ages 14 to 17. The test American Mensa administers is not normed and validated for persons under 14. Applicants of any age can use prior evidence from a wide variety of other standardized IQ tests to qualify. Mensa also has a culture-fair, language-neutral, non-timed test given by individual appointment for candidates whose first language is not English or who have trouble with timed tests. For more information about American Mensa, visit For information about the Dayton group, visit