Dayton Area Mensa to offer qualification test

DAYTON — Dayton Area Mensa, the local chapter of the high IQ society Mensa, will offer the society’s membership qualification test at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 18, in the Fellowship Hall of Dorothy Lane American Baptist Church, 960 W. Dorothy Lane, Kettering.

The test takes roughly two hours. Test takers should arrive and sign in 15 to 20 minutes before start time. Late arrivals cannot be accommodated once testing has started.

Those who score in the top two per cent of the general public on either of two tests of logic and reasoning will be invited to join Mensa. CDC guidelines in regard to the pandemic will be observed. A maximum of six test takers can be accommodated and pre-registrants will have priority.

For information about testing or to pre-register, contact the testing coordinator, or 937-546-7885.

American Mensa is not for profit but must cover expenses including paying for the right to use a copyrighted test. For a test administered by a local group’s volunteer proctor the national office charges $60 to evaluate and report the candidate’s test results.

Persons age 14 to 17 must have a parent or guardian sign for permission to take the test. Permission forms can be provided in advance upon request and will be available at the testing session.

There is an additional way to test and qualify for Mensa membership for those who find the testing schedule inconvenient. See for information.

A non-language battery of tests is available for those whose primary language is not English, those who are dyslexic, or those who have a physical condition which would prevent them from taking the regular Mensa Admissions Tests. The non-language tests are given only by individual appointment. Contact Dayton Area Mensa to schedule an appointment for a non-language test.

Documentation of a qualifying test score can be used in lieu of taking another test. Mensa accepts over 200 tests. See for the most common qualifying scores used to join Mensa.