The Triple Nine Society is a high-IQ group open to anyone scoring at or above the 99.9th percentile, approximately 150, on specified IQ tests.
The Triple Nine Society is a high-IQ group open to anyone scoring at or above the 99.9th percentile, approximately 150, on specified IQ tests.
  Admission Criteria for Membership
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Qualifying Scores for the Triple Nine Society

To qualify for membership, you must submit a signed application and an Official Score Report documenting your qualifying score on one of the tests listed below. Only the tests listed here can be used to qualify for admission.

  • Your Score Report must clearly state the name of the specific test you took and the score you achieved on it in the same format as listed below (e.g., if the format below is a number, then your score report must show an equal or higher number).
  • Certificates of Membership in other high-IQ organizations are irrelevant to our qualification criteria, so please do not include them in your TNS Application.
  • Letters of acceptance to Mensa, etc., which assert a numerical score but do not document the name of the test administered will not suffice, because the various Mensa organizations worldwide use various different tests for qualification, some of which TNS does not accept. (Most Mensa organizations will gladly provide you the name of the test you took if you request them to do so.)
  • Some International Mensa organizations, including British Mensa, score their Cattell-IIIB tests using a norming rubric that cannot provide a score higher than 161 in an adult and therefore cannot be used for TNS qualification purposes.
  • The only restrictions on Age and Date at time of testing are those listed below.
  • There are no exceptions, under any circumstances, to the minimum qualifying scores published below or to the age-and-date restrictions published below.
  • All reports of psychologist-administered tests must include the testing psychologist's name, business address, professional letterhead or official stamp, and signature.

Are you a former member seeking to rejoin TNS?
Read these guidelines: How To Rejoin TNS

Name of Test Qualifying Score
American College Testing Program (ACT)
For test date prior to October 1989.
32
American College Testing Program (ACT)
For test date after September 1989.
34
American Test for Graduate Study in Business (ATGSB) 725
California Test of Mental Maturity (CTMM) 149
Cattell A & B combined raw score 85
Cattell Intelligence (verbal) Test, Scale IIIB 173
Cattell CFT 20-R Grundintelligenztest 146
GMAT "Total Test Score - % below"
*Qualification is based on the "% below" just to the right of "Total Test Score" on your GMAT Report
98*
Graduate Record Exam (GRE), combined verbal and quantitative (through Sep 2001) 1460
Graduate Record Exam (GRE), combined verbal, quantitative, analytical (1982 through Sept 2001) 2180
Scores from 1982 to Sept 2001 that meet either GRE criterion above will qualify.
Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (from October 2001 on) not accepted
Hamburg-Wechsler-Intelligenztest für Erwachsene
Hamburg Wechsler Intelligence Test for Adults (HAWIE-R)
146
Intelligenz Basis Faktoren (IBF-S)
Detailed score report with raw score required; IQ 145+/100th percentile not sufficient. This test is used by Mensa in Deutschland e. V. (Mensa Germany) as its admission test.
145
Berliner Intelligenz-Struktur-Test Hochbegabung (BIS-HB)
Detailed score report with raw score required; percentile not sufficient.
146
Langdon Adult Intelligence Test (LAIT)
(scored prior to January 1994)
150
Mega Test
(scored prior to January 1995)
24
Miller Analogies Test (MAT) 472 scaled
85 raw
Raven Advanced Progressive Matrices
(scored on or before December 31st, 1999)
32 raw
Scholastic Aptitude Test, combined verbal and math (taken prior to April 1995) How to request old SAT score reports 1450
Scholastic Aptitude Test, combined verbal and math (taken April 1995 thru Feb 2005) How to request old SAT score reports 1520
Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale, Form L or M
(minimum 16 years old at test date)
151
Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale, Form LM
(minimum 16 years old at test date, taken 1986 or earlier only)
149
Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale, SB-IV
(minimum 16 years old at test date)
149
Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale, SB-5
(minimum 16 years old at test date)
146
Titan Test
(scored prior to January 1995)
24
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale - Full Scale IQ
WISC results cannot be used for TNS qualification.
146
 
American Mensa Admission Tests
International Mensa members, please read Bullet Points 2, 3 and 4 at the top of this page!
American Mensa Admission Test IQ
Must have been taken before April 2001
149
SRA Primary Mental Abilities
Must have been taken before April 2001
149
Military Tests
U.S. Army General Classification Test (AGCT/GT)
(taken prior to 1976; not accepted after that date)
157 raw
Naval General Classification Test (NGCT)
(taken 1954 through 1977; not accepted after that date)
74

Anyone who has been accepted into TNS on the basis of tests formerly used for admission is still a member, with all rights and privileges.

Note: Mensa used to provide test results as a numeric score, but in 2001 changed to a pass/fail notification only. Consequently, recently taken Mensa admission tests can not be used as a basis for TNS admission.


Membership Benefits

All members receive the following benefits:
  • A 12-issue number subscription to Vidya.
  • Invitations to participate in our annual meeting and in regional meetings.
  • A membership directory, which includes selected contact information.
  • Access to the members-only areas of the Triple Nine Society website.
  • Access to TNS logo-imprinted merchandise, such as T-shirts, mousepads, and mugs.
  • Access to a privately operated online discussion list.
  • Access to High-IQ chat channels.

Member Comments

"The email group is what I enjoy most about being a member of Triple Nine. It's an interesting group of people that are deadly smart (and sometimes ignorant) with varied interests and many strong opinions that are all over the map.

There are a lot of interesting topics, some controversial, some not. Occasionally I'll get my ass handed to me in a conversation, but that's what makes it so interesting. I'm not nearly so challenged in my everyday life. These people make me think!

Joining Triple Nine has been a huge, positive change in my life. I think it keeps me sane. Thank you for being there."

-- Sean Rutledge


How to Join the Triple Nine Society

1. Determine Whether You Qualify for Admission

Refer to our list of test scores (on this page) to determine whether you are qualified for admission. Applicants must be at least 18 years old. To take the Miller Analogies test, visit MAT Controlled Testing Centers. See also: Harcourt Test Products and Services, WAIS-III, Pearson Education International Websites.

2. Apply for Membership

Complete the online membership application form, print out the second screen, and then click the Submit Form button. Sign the printed and completed form.

Send the printed and signed application form and a copy of a score report showing your qualifying test score by postal mail to:

Dr. Ina Bendis
TNS Membership Officer
3129 Barkley Avenue
Santa Clara , CA  95051
USA

Alternatively, you may scan both the score report and the printed and signed application form, and email them as attachments to ikb999@aol.com.

You may send documentation of your test score in any language. If the Membership Officer has difficulty reading the results, you will be contacted. Original application materials will be returned on request. After your application is reviewed, the Membership Officer will contact you. Those who qualify for membership will be assigned a temporary membership number. Please do not send a dues payment until you are approved for membership. Payments are processed by the Financial Officer.

3. Send your Dues Payment

  • There are two categories of membership dues: Print Vidya and Internet Vidya. No matter which you sign up for, you are entitled to all the benefits of membership.
    Print Vidya. $30.00 USD. Members who choose this category will receive a hard-copy version of Vidya delivered to their mailing address and will have online access to Vidya.

    Internet Vidya. $10.00 USD. Members who choose this category will NOT receive a hard-copy version of Vidya, but will have online access to Vidya.
  • The period covered by the dues payment is defined as 12 issue numbers of Vidya.
  • If you wish to order a TNS Membership Certificate or lapel pin, please add $5 for each item to the amount sent. These items may be added to your shopping cart on the Renewal page.
  • To pay by bank card or PayPal, use the Renewal page.
  • To pay by mail, send a check or money order in U.S. funds payable to "Triple Nine Society" to:
    Jon Miles
    TNS Financial Officer
    141 E 13th Ave
    Escondido, CA 92025
    USA
  • Please include your temporary membership number with your payment.
  • Please allow 2-3 weeks for your payment to be processed, after which you will be notified by e-mail that you have been granted members-only access to the Triple Nine Society website.

4. If you have any questions about this process

  • Please contact the Membership Officer at email for membership

How to request a copy of old SAT score reports

http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/scores/sending/old.html

You can request archived scores by mail. Download the following form and complete each section:

Archived Score Report Order Form (.pdf/110k)
Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader (latest version recommended).

Send your completed form and proper payment to the following address:

SAT Program
P.O. Box 8057
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864

For an additional fee, you can request archived scores by telephone.

Call Customer Service, and have the following information ready:

  • Current name and address
  • Registration number and test date (if available)
  • Name and address at the time you tested
  • Social Security number (optional)
  • College and scholarship program codes of recipients of your scores
  • Credit card number and expiration date

Reporting Fees

There is a score reporting fee for each report, plus additional processing fees.

If your scores are:

  • From 1991 to October 2002, the processing fee is $20
  • From 1976 through 1990, the processing fee is $25
  • From 1975 or earlier, the processing fee is $30

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