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Cognos Documentation

Cognos 10 Consumer User Guide

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Student Data Documentation

Data Dictionary

Freeze Calendar

ODS Metadata

Request a Cognos License

Before starting, you need to have current FERPA and GLBA certifications. Please note that they expire yearly. You can check on your certification status, here:


You should receive a notice approximately 30 days before expiration. Be sure to re-certify when you receive the warning so that your access to student data will not be interrupted. Then to receive a license, your approved role requestor must fill out the role request form for you:


Join Mailing Lists

As a Cognos Consumer, you should subscribe to the following mailing list:


If you are a Cognos Report Studio user, you should subscribe to:


Once you’ve selected the appropriate link, you’ll see a subscription section. Enter your email address and name. Please do not use your career account password as your Mailman password.

Click “Subscribe.” 

Mailman will send you a confirmation email. You can either just hit “Reply” and then “Send” without modifying the message, or follow the link in the message to confirm your subscription.

You will receive a follow-up Welcome message. Please save this message for future reference.

Get More Help

Please send any questions about student data, validated reports, or Cognos training needs to:

The CognosStudentHelp email is not meant for requesting data or reports. Data requests should still be directed to the appropriate office.

For summary level student data, current admission data, or any frozen official data, please use our online form at:

For individual student-level data, please use the Office of the Registrar online form at:

For all graduate student data, please use The Graduate School’s online form at:


Request Data

Training Schedule

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