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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!  

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Mark your calendar for the College & Career Fair at THS!  There's something for everyone!  Come and go event from 6 to 7:30 pm in the THS Sport Court/Lego gym.
  • University Representatives
  • Community College Representatives
  • Military Representatives
  • Career Representatives
  • Career & Tech School Representatives
  • Test Preparation Information
We hope to see you there!
Make sure to call College Tutors to schedule your score review session after testing.  It's a Free complementary session!

Upcoming College Representative THS Visits for Students

Great opportunity for you students!!!
Make sure you take advantage of these great info sessions!  Sign up in the Career Center (Rm 1102)!
Friday, January 13th (FOR 9TH GRADE STUDENTS ONLY)
TAMS (Texas Academy of Math and Science)
Sign up to see one of our own THS students who is now attending TAMS, which is the Texas Academy of Math and Science.  TAMS is a unique residential program at the University of North Texas for high school-aged Texas students who are gifted in math and science.  TAMS is a two-year program (grades 11 & 12) for high-ability students considering STEM careers. Students pay no tuition, book costs, or fees for fall and spring semester classes. TAMS is not in session during the summer. After two years, students will have earned 57 or more college credits and may continue their education at UNT, or transfer to other universities in state or out, usually at advanced standing.  Presentations will be during all lunches on Friday, January 13th.  
Tuesday, January 17th (Open to ALL grade levels)
Art Institute of Houston
For all grade levels, the Art Institute of Houston will have a presentation at 8:30 am on Tuesday, January 17th.  The Art Institute offers a wide array of majors from culinary, photography, visual design, graphic design, marketing, animation, film production, and gaming technology.  Come learn more about AI Houston and all the great opportunities!
Monday, January 23rd (Open to ALL grade levels, FOCUS ON JUNIORS PLANNING ON APPLYING FALL 2017)
Baylor University
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY, A PRIVATE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY AND A NATIONALLY RANKED RESEARCH INSTITUTION, provides a vibrant campus community for more than 16,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship.  Baylor's top 5 most popular majors are Biology, Nursing, Psychology, Accounting, and Marketing/Management.  Come find out what makes this university so special! 

The Art Institute of Houston is offering an exclusive event for high school seniors this Saturday, January 7, 2017!  Make sure to RSVP to take part!

First Time Dual Credit PARENT Meeting - January 9th

Monday, January 9, 2017 a meeting for PARENTS of students who are interested in taking dual credit courses for the FIRST TIME will be held in the LGI (Rm 1253) at 5:45 pm.  This meeting will be held alongside the Electives Fair (begins at 5 pm) and Grade Level Meetings (begins at 6:30 pm).
**Parents of RETURNING dual credit students need NOT attend.  Returning dual credit students will receive information in their dual credit class.

FOR PARENTS: Understanding the PSAT Score by College Board

This video is great information specifically for parents regarding the PSAT from College Board.

FOR STUDENTS: Understanding Your PSAT Score by College Board

Students will receive their paper copy of the score report in January 2017.
If you are unable to access your PSAT scores, please contact College Board at 866-392-3017.

Seniors - Scholarships and FAFSA

Make sure you're getting your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) completed!  It's quick and easy!!  Aim for having your FAFSA completed before you leave for the holiday break.
Check out the scholarship page on my website ( - most recent posts will be at the BOTTOM of the scholarship page.
There are also scholarships on the Family Connection/Naviance website!  
Username:  Student ID
Password:  tisd and birthdate
Click on the Colleges Tab, then go to the Scholarship List