Cogent Management System FAQ's

How do I access the Cogent Management System?

You can access the Cogent Management System at http://cgtweb3.tech.purdue.edu/411/cogent/

How do I get a Cogent account?

If you do would like a Cogent account and do not have one, please contact us and we will set one up for you.

I can't login/there's a problem with the Cogent site.

If you can't login or if you're having trouble doing something on the site, please contact us and we will find out what's going on.

How do I submit an activity?

To submit an activity, login to http://cgtweb3.tech.purdue.edu/411/cogent/, and click on "new activity" under "cogent" in the naviation. Click on "+ Activity" on the right side of the screen. From there, choose a category, write a description, and a Cogent value. Remember that submitting certain activities will require physical documentation that you will need to turn in to Professor Burton before your activity is accepted.

How do I submit my grades?

To submit your grades, login to http://cgtweb3.tech.purdue.edu/411/cogent/, and click on "new activity" under "cogent" in the naviation. Click on "+ Grade" on the right side of the screen. You will submit your grades one semester at a time. See below for values based on your letter grade. Take the number of A's you have multiplied by the number of credit hours and then multiply by the value for that grade. Do the same for B's, C's, D's, and F's.

  • A: 200
  • B: 100
  • C: 50
  • D: -500
  • F: -1000

For example: If you get 2 A's in one semester, take 2 (number of A's) x 6 (total number of credit hours) x 200 (value for an A) = 1200 CG

How much Cogent are my activities worth?

There are many different types of activities that Professor Burton will have to determine the value of. However, there are some activities that their values are fixed. You can see these values below

  • Internship: 1,500 CG
  • Co-op: 3000 CG
  • Student Activities or Services (Band, Glee club, etc.): 400 CG
  • Already employed after graduation: 10,000 CG
  • Successful entrepreneurial activity: compensated according to review
  • Worked as part of a team on a research project: 2,000 CG
  • Certification/license: compensated according to review