Hey, genius! Take a free shot at Mensa
November 8, 2008
Want to shut up your buddies who sarcastically call you genius?
American Mensa, the high IQ society whose members are bona fide geniuses, is providing all current or past military members an opportunity to qualify for Mensa for free.
In honor of Veterans Day, American Mensa is waiving the $40 test results review fee for those who submit a copy of their previous test scores, completed application (http://www.us.mensa.org/application) and a copy of their current military ID or DD214 form.
American Mensa currently accepts more than 200 tests for prior test score review, including several tests administered by the military, and the free offer is good through Nov. 30, according to a news release.
"Many of our friends and family are currently serving overseas, or know someone that has been active military in the past," Pam Donahoo, executive director of American Mensa, said in the press release. "These men and women put a lot on the line for this country and their citizens, show tremendous character and are extremely bright, and that can only add even more value to a social and service organization like American Mensa."
Once approved for membership, a person will pay the annual dues, which are $52.
If a person does not have evidence of prior testing but is still interested in joining Mensa, anyone over the age of 14 may take one of the two tests proctored by a local chapter, the Mensa Admission Test or the CultureFair battery test, the press release stated. If a person does not qualify with one test, they may take the other test to qualify.
American Mensa is an organization open to anyone who scores in the top 2 percent on an accepted, standardized intelligence test. The organization has more than 56,000 members in the United States and more than 110,000 members around the world.
For more information about Mensa, or to apply for membership, visit www.us.mensa.org or call 800-66-MENSA.