Test Scores

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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.
For general instructions, please visit the main instructions page.
Only the tests listed here can be used to qualify for admission.

For information about test centers outside the US and Canada, please click here.

  • 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 generally not suffice, because the various Mensa organizations worldwide use various different tests for qualification, some of which TNS does not accept.
  • International Mensa Test Scores must include name of test taken (e.g., Cattell-IIIB; etc.) and meet score criteria below for that particular test.  Mensa U.K. reports Cattell-IIIB scores only up to 161 and so that score cannot be used to qualify 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 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.
  • 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.

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 October 2001 to July 2011)
(GRE from October 2001 to July 2011)
not accepted
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)

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:1
  • 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.

How to request a copy of old SAT score reports

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

Archived Score Report Order Form (PDF, 100 Kb)
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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Where to take TNS-qualifying tests if you live outside the US and Canada:

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