The only qualification for Mensa membership is a score in the top 2% of the general population on a supervised standardized test of intelligence. Certain older SAT test scores can also be used as these have been correlated with intelligence tests. You can either submit prior evidence or take two tests that we hold periodically; the testing takes about two hours to complete including a break of 15 minutes. If you are not mathematically inclined, we recommend that you take the Miller Analogy test usually available through a psychologist or University. To be placed on a waiting list of people to be tested, please call our testing coordinator Keith Smith at 505-227-6960 or you may E-MAIL HIM.
The American Mensa website has quite a few resources that you may wish to check:
Go to Us.mensa.org and click (at top) on Join Mensa. Then click on a link to your left such as Already Qualified, Submit Test Scores, Membership Application, or perhaps Home Test. Have fun browsing.
The Write to Win!!!
NM Mensa is announcing a writing contest for its members. The essay selected by the Editorial Committee wins a $50 gift certificate. Rules:
1. Submit an original essay or story of approximately 500 to 550 words.
2. Subject matter is at your discretion. HOWEVER, submissions that include profanity, hate speech, personal attacks, etc. will not be considered.
3. Submissions are due by June 30, 2016. Please email a WORD document to firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. All submissions become the property of NM Mensa. Submissions may be published in the group’s newsletter or website at the editor’s discretion.
5. Limit of two submissions per member.
6. Judging will be done by a three person Editorial Committee which includes the newsletter editor and two members who are not participating in the contest.
Good luck to you all!