College Resources

We highly recommend students use MCIS – Minnesota Career Information System for all sorts of research into colleges and more!  Lakeville Schools has purchased the license for our students to utilize the system and they are able to continue using it even after graduation, as long as we have it.

The “School Sort” is a great way to narrow down colleges choices based on specific criteria you enter in regard to your personal preferences, etc…  You can see all the information you might possibly want to know about the schools and can even compare them side by side.  You can even find out what ACT score or % of students had, as well as the average ACT score.  How many student applied, were accepted, and actually enrolled, etc….

Think it might be too hard to pay for college?  Did you know the “Financial Aid Sort” will customize a search for scholarships and is available to use every year even after you graduate from LSHS as long as we continue to use MCIS.  Be sure and check out the Financial Aid Sort in MCIS for a customized look at scholarships that might be perfect for you!  Here’s a quick video tutorial to give you a glance at what it has to offer.  Questions on your log-in, see Julie in the Career Center or email her at

LSHS students were assigned a UserName and password already or can sign in using CLEVER to utilize the same name/password used for school devices.  Stop and see Julie in the Career Center, if you need help with your log-in information, a quick tutorial or any other assistance!

The following resources also provide excellent planning resources for students who are interested in attending a college or university in the state of Minnesota.


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Helpful Websites

Tuition Reciprocity

Minnesota has ongoing reciprocity agreements with Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, one institution in Iowa, and the Canadian province of Manitoba. The agreements reduce non-resident tuition prices and eliminate non-resident admissions barriers for residents of each state who attend a public institution in the other state.  Click here for more information!

Midwestern Student Exchange Program (MSEP)

Through the MSEP, public institutions agree to charge students no more than 150% of the in-state resident tuition rate for specific programs; private institutions offer a 10% reduction on their tuition rates. You must be enrolling as a non-resident student at a participating MSEP campus to receive the discount.  All enrollment decisions are made at the discretion of the receiving campus and the campus may exercise its right to limit participation or set specific admission requirements for MSEP.

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