Join Rochester Area Mensa

Rochester Area Mensa (RAM) is always Inviting Intelligence — We would love to have you join our group.  To make it as easy as possible, there are two ways you can join:

Scarecrow:  I haven't got a brain... only straw.

Dorothy:  How can you talk if you haven't got a brain?

Scarecrow:  I don't know... But some people without brains do an awful lot of talking... don't they?

Dorothy:  Yes, I guess you're right.

~ L. Frank Baum

Take a Test

Several times every year, RAM invites membership candidates to take a Mensa admission test.  These are supervised intelligence tests administered by one of our trained and certified proctors.

  • If you are an adult (18 or above) we can administer our standard admission test battery
  • If you are aged 14 to 17 we can provide a test but it will require parental permission
  • We also offer a Culture Fair Test Battery.  You may be interested if you:
    • are a speaker of English as a second language,
    • are a person raised or familiar with another culture,
    • previously did not qualify on our standard test battery,
    • simply process visual information more efficiently than verbal information.

PLEASE NOTE:  Unless otherwise specified, all admission test sessions are for our Standard Mensa Admission Test Battery; the Culture-Fair Test Battery is less common and is only given on certain occasions or upon request.

Our Next Test

*** Standard Mensa Admission Test Battery ***

Test Date:  Saturday, March 16, 2019

Test Time:  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Test Location:

St. John Fisher College

3690 East Avenue

Rochester, NY 14618

Proctor:  Robert Horner / Robert Markwick

For More Info or Registration, Contact:

Terry Redfield

Email:  (preferred)

585.426.1412 (you may need to leave a message)

Additional Information:

This admission test session will be for the Standard Mensa Admission Test Battery.  It is open to the public.  Prior registration is required, prepayment is strongly encouraged.  Prepayment is available online at US.Mensa.org.  Please contact Terry Redfield (Email:  ) for more details.

Plan to arrive 10 to 15 minutes early.  You must bring current, valid photo ID with you on the date of the test.  If you have prepaid online, you must print and bring a copy of the emailed receipt from Americam Mensa, Ltd.

Submit Prior Evidence

Many of our members joined without ever having to take one of our own proctored admission tests.  They were able to submit certification - otherwise known as prior evidence - of tests they have already taken.  If you previously achieved a qualifying score at any point in your life, at or above the 98th percentile on a standardized intelligence test, you may already qualify for membership.  We can accept certification of almost 200 different tests.

Just to give you an idea of the many types of tests we can accept, simply review this list of categories and recall tests you may have taken:

  • Tests commonly administered by school districts
  • College preparatory tests
  • Tests administered by private psychologists
  • Tests administered by the military

For more information and a partial list of accepted test scores, we will refer you to the American Mensa, Ltd. website list of Qualifying Test Scores.

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Mensa's purposes are: to identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity; to encourage research into the nature, characteristics, and uses of intelligence; and to provide a stimulating intellectual and social environment for its members. ~ from the Constitution of Mensa

As an organization, Mensa has no opinions.  Mensa has no ideological, philosophical, political, or religious views or affiliations.

But as individuals, we tend to make up for it:  Mensans usually have two or more opinions on any given topic.  Bright people have the ability to view almost any issue from several perspectives, often simultaneously. 

As an organization, Mensa has no
opinions.  Mensa has no ideological,
philosophical, political, or religious
views or affiliations.

But as individuals, we tend to make up for it:  Mensans
usually have two or more opinions on any given topic.
Bright people have the ability to view almost any issue
from several perspectives, often simultaneously. 

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