Test Scores

Qualifying Scores for the Triple Nine Society


Only the tests listed in the table below can be used to qualify for admission.

To qualify for membership, you must provide an official score report (see requirements below) documenting your qualifying score on one of the tests listed below. Please send it together with a signed application form to [email protected].
For full application instruction, please visit the How To Join page.

All score reports must include:

  • clearly stated name of the specific test you took
  • score in the same format as listed in the table below, equal to or higher than specified

In addition, all reports for psychologist-administered tests must include:

  • testing psychologist's name
  • business address
  • professional letterhead or official stamp
  • signature

Any applicant authorized to administer, or in any way having access to, any of our admissions tests must provide evidence of satisfactory scores achieved before he/she became so authorized or before gaining access to any such test. It is required that any applicant authorized to administer, or with access to, any of our accepted tests disclose that fact and list all such tests on his/her TNS application. Failure to disclose will result in administrative dismissal from the Society. No scores will be accepted from anyone whose business associate or familial relative administered their test, nor may tests have been self-administered.

Age and date of testing

  • You must be at least 18 years old at the time of applying for TNS.
  • 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 and age-and-date restrictions listed below.

Not suitable for admission:

  • certificates of membership in other high-IQ organizations
  • letters of acceptance to Mensa, unless they include exact name of test taken and meet score criteria below for that particular test
  • Mensa U.K. Cattell-IIIB scores (their test goes only up to 161, we require 173)

Submitting official ACT score report

You can have your ACT score sent to TNS directly from the myACT website. TNS is listed as number 1935 on the ACT organisation facility to send scores.

Requesting archived SAT score reports

Some information on TNS-qualifying tests outside the US and Canada can be found here.

If you still have questions after reading all information provided on this page, please send us an email.

Name of Test Qualifying
American College Testing Program (ACT)
For test date prior to October 1989.
American College Testing Program (ACT)
For test date After September 1989.
California Test of Mental Maturity (CTMM)149
Cattell A & B combined raw score
(not valid for test dates after 2nd January, 2015)
Cattell Intelligence (verbal) Test, Scale IIIB173
Cattell CFT 20-R Grundintelligenztest146
Graduate Record Exam (GRE), combined verbal and quantitative
(through September 2001)
Graduate Record Exam (GRE), combined verbal, quantitative, analytical
(1982 through September 2001)
Scores from 1982 to September 2001 that meet either GRE criterion above will qualify.
Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (from August 2011 on)
(GRE from August 2011 on)
336 out of 340 combined verbal and quantitative
Hamburg-Wechsler-Intelligenztest für Erwachsene Hamburg Wechsler Intelligence Test for Adults (HAWIE-R)146
Langdon Adult Intelligence Test (LAIT)
(scored prior to January 1994)
LSAT (Law School Admission Test) - Through May 1982730
LSAT: June 1982 - May 1991
All scores of 48 or higher are accepted. Due to uncertainty as to exactly when LSAC changed from a 10-50 to a 10-48 scale, Applicants with scores of 46-47 must provide documentation they took a 10-48 scaled test.
48 (10-50 scale)
46 (10-48 scale)
LSAT: After May 1991173
Mega Test
(scored prior to January 1995)
Miller Analogies Test (MAT)472 scaled
85 raw
Raven's Advanced Progressive Matrices, Set II (APM): Raw Score
(scored prior to April 2014)
Raw Score
35 raw
Scholastic Aptitude Test, combined verbal and math
(taken prior to April 1995)
See below for instructions to request old SAT score reports.
Scholastic Aptitude Test, combined verbal and math
(taken April 1995 thru February 2005)
See below for instructions to request old SAT score reports.
Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale, Form L or M
(minimum 16 years old at test date)
Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale, Form LM
(minimum 16 years old at test date, taken 1986 or earlier only)
Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale, SB-IV
(minimum 16 years old at test date)
Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale, SB-5
(minimum 16 years old at test date)
Titan Test
(scored prior to January 1995)
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale - Full Scale IQ
WAIS III not valid for test dates after 15th February, 2015.
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children - Full Scale IQ
WISC is valid for ages 15-16 with FSIQ score of 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
SRA Primary Mental Abilities
Must have been taken before April 2001
Military Tests
U.S. Army General Classification Test (AGCT/GT) (raw)
(taken prior to 1976; not accepted after that date) raw score 157
157 raw
Naval General Classification Test (NGCT)
(taken 1954 through 1977; not accepted after that date)

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