How to Get Your IQ Score

Looking for your IQ scores? With a little digging, you may be able to find your a childhood record of your IQ.


  • Step 1: Pay the records fee, if your school requests it. Keep in mind that due to laws such as FERPA schools can only charge for the cost of reproducing and mailing the records, not for personnel time or other costs.
  • Step 2: Examine your score in relationship to IQ percentiles to know where you fall. A score under 100 is below average and above 130 is generally considered gifted.
  • FACT: In 1971, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Duke Power Company's use of intelligence tests on job candidates was discriminatory.
  • TIP: Put your request in writing and sign the letter if you are unable to obtain the official records request form.
  • Step 3: Sign a "release of information" form to certify your identity and formally request your records. Ask the school or the district office for the form.
  • TIP: Contact a representative of the local school district to request records access if your former school has closed.
  • Step 4: Request to speak with the principal's office when calling the school and explain that you want a copy of your IQ test results. Alternatively, ask for your entire academic record, which would include scores on standardized tests.
  • TIP: Know laws such as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) require schools to maintain certain records and to make these records available to you upon request.
  • Step 5: Find contact information for your former school by searching online or in the phone book.

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