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Welcome to the THS College & Career Center page!  My name is Emily Nichols, the College and Career Counselor for THS.  I have been in Tomball ISD since 2007, and began my career in education in 1999.  I graduated from Sam Houston State University with a BA in Fashion Merchandising, and a minor in Business.  In 2004 I received my Masters of Education in School Counseling from Sam Houston State University.
I am here to meet your students college and career needs.  Students are always welcome in Cougar Corner (College & Career Center).  Parents may simply contact me and schedule an appointment.  I work with all grade levels in different areas of college and career readiness throughout each year.  Many events will be held each year for students to learn more about post high school options, careers, financial aid, and much more.  Make sure you check out the many resources I have posted for you.  The Links section is organized by area of interest with many helpful links for students and parents.
I am the Dual Credit Coordinator for our campus.  You will find helpful information on Dual Credit for our campus. We partner with Lone Star College, Tomball.  Our LSC Dual Credit Advisor is Erica Clark.
Please keep checking back on the Important Event Dates section and watch for many important announcements and event dates being posted!  

Recent Posts

Career Exploration Day - February 18, 2017

Career & Education Day!

The 31st Career and Education Day (CED) will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the newly renovated George R. Brown Convention Center. Register today, REGISTRATION


CED allows middle and high school students to dream of satisfying and lucrative career possibilities.  When over 23% of our students in Harris County (according to Children at Risk) are dropping out of high school, CED is more relevant than ever helping give students hope for a better future.  Avoid long lines the morning of the event by having each person pre-register. REGISTRATION


This family event also offers FREE - lunch, event App, METRO rides to the GRB, FAFSA and DACA assistance onsite, childcare, entertainment, and many prizes!


More about the 2017 Career & Education Day, CED 2017

2016 by the numbers

  • Around 13,000 participants 
  • 80% of the students said that CED persuaded them to go to college
  • 55+ Career Panels
  • 120+ Colleges, Universities and Trade Schools
  • 74 School Districts
  • 372 Schools
  • Admissions & Financial Aid Track
  • Parent Academy
  • Middle School Program
  • Counselor Track
  • #ProgramLIT (leaders in training) mentoring program
  • 1,200+ volunteers

Follow us on social media, #CEDHou!


For More Information, contact us at 713-522-8077 or email:

Sign up deadline extended to Monday, February 6th!!  

Please make sure to use the Promo Code to receive the discounted price.

Colleges That Change Lives Event - Summer 2017

Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting a student-centered college search.  Summer programs in our area have been announced!  The programs are designed to offer students and parents a new perspective on college admission, to address some of the misconceptions about college admission, and to help connect students with representatives from CTCL-member colleges.  All programs are free and open to the public.  Mark your calendar and plan to attend an event!  Event details can be found online at
August 12, 2017
10 am
The Westin Galleria Houston
Are you going to be out of town and in the Austin or Dallas area that weekend?  CTCL will be in both areas!
August 12, 2017
7 pm
Hilton Austin
August 13, 2017
3 pm
Dallas/Addison Marriott
Quorum by the Galleria

Juniors - make sure you sign up for this great opportunity!  
The deadline to register is this Friday, February 3rd!

Girls State 2017 - For Juniors

Girls State is a wonderful opportunity for our junior girls to enhance their leadership skills and learn more about our local, state, and national government.  Please submit your essay to be considered by February 8, 2017 to the Career Center.  One student will be chosen to represent Tomball High School.

Boys State 2017 - For Juniors

Boys State is a wonderful opportunity for our junior boys to enhance their leadership skills and learn more about our local, state, and national government.  Please submit your essay to be considered by February 8, 2017 to the Career Center.  One student will be chosen to represent Tomball High School.
Lone Star College, Tomball and Lone Star College, Creekside Park are offering some great Parent Information Sessions this semester!

TMHS FAFSA and Financial Aid Night - Tonight at TMHS! Jan. 19th

See the previous post for details about the Financial Aid event on the TMHS campus tonight!

EVENT TONIGHT!!!  January 19, 2017

TMHS is hosting a Financial Aid & FAFSA Night on January 19, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  THS families are welcome to attend.

Don’t forget that completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the first step to obtaining financial aid and is often a requirement for other scholarships.

*Seniors Only - If you would like personal assistance with starting or completing your FAFSA, Financial Aid Specialists from Lone Star College –Tomball will be here to help.  Please reserve your spot at the following link.  There is limited space in the TMHS computer lab.

Once you reserve your spot, you will be sent a confirmation with information about what to bring.