Cognos Reporting

Cognos UpFront provides staff with read-only access to AIS data in the form of both static reports and multi-dimensional objects called "Cubes". Cubes contain an enormous amount of information that can be sliced and diced on a number of different data dimensions to produce a wide variety of reports. Access to Cognos is available to staff with a business need for AIS data.  

How to Request

Request a Cognos Account
For new accounts, training requests, and requests to change account access privileges.

Request a Custom Report

Turnaround Time

Cognos account requests can typically be turned around within three business days if prerequisites are met and supervisors provide timely approval.  Custom reports are created on the basis of technician availability and turn around times vary with the time of year and complexity of the report.


There is no cost for either the Self Service or Custom Reporting Service options.

Service Options

Self Service
Most reporting is self-service using the Cognos Upfront Tool.  

Custom Reporting Service
Based on technician availability, the Cognos Team will write more advanced custom reports for departments. 

Cognos Retirement
Cognos will be retired in early 2015.  More information...

Prerequisites for Cognos Access:

  1. Users must submit the Access to Information Statement (PDF)

  2. Users must read the Policy on Privacy of Student Records and take the FERPA Quiz

  3. Users must have a business need for access to AIS data and supervisor approval. 

  4. Users are strongly encouraged to take the Intro to Cognos Upfront training. An Online Tutorial is also available.