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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

University of Tulsa (TU) Events in Houston

The University of Tulsa (TU) is hosting an event in Houston this month:


Thursday, October 20th: Discover Petroleum Engineering at The University of Tulsa (Flyer Attached)

                Audience: Prospective Families and High School Counselors

            Time: 6:30 – 8:30 P.M.

Host: Professor Mohan Kelkar, and Mike Heinz, Partner at Kayne Anderson Energy Funds, and Chairman of the McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering Industry Advisory Board will discuss the highlights of TU’s globally recognized Petroleum Engineering Department. Greg Lalicker, President of Hilcorp, will also share his experience about petroleum engineering as a career and the benefits of attending The University of Tulsa. 

            Location: Hilcorp Energy Company, 1111 Travis, Houston, TX, 77002

            Registration: By October 14th to

The High School Aerospace Scholars application is now open. The application closes on October 26th, 2016.

High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) is a NASA unique opportunity for juniors who are interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at no cost to participants.

Selected students will participate in an interactive, online course during the school year that culminates in an all-expense-paid trip to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in the summer. During the online course, students will investigate space exploration challenges by creating technical drawings, solving math problems, and participating in discussion forums with NASA engineers and scientists. Texas certified teachers guide students through the online curriculum and grade their work. After a competitive review of online material completed and submitted, selected students are invited to Johnson Space Center. Throughout this six day trip, participants will work with NASA mentors to complete engineering design challenges and plan a mission to Mars. Students will be briefed on the past, present, and future of space exploration by NASA engineers, scientists, and special guests while touring NASA’s facilities. For more information and application deadlines, please visit the HAS website.

If you are interested in sharing this opportunity across your networks, please refer to the following promotional material:

To learn more about HAS, please plan on attending our online informational session on Thursday, October 13th, 2016 from 6:30-7:30 pm CST. Click here to join the session. View the hardware and software prerequisites for using Blackboard Collaborate. 

Texas A&M University Commerce - Scholars Information Session (following their Mane Event Preview Day)
  • Application Process Review
  • Scholars Panel
  • Dinner
  • Lady Lions Volleyball Game
  • Overnight stay in Residence Hall

Followed by our Mane Event Preview Day

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Click here to register. The registration code is “Top10”

George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation Scholarship Program (for seniors)

The George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation will offer 70 scholarships in the amount of $18,000 to be paid over eight college semesters for any four-year college or university in the United States.  Seniors in high school are eligible to apply.  Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and academic achievement.  Seniors must be a U.S. citizen to apply.
To access the application visit and download the Scholarship Application form along with the three page Financial Qualification Statement.  The completed application must be received by February 17, 2017 by 4 pm.  Applications must also include a copy of the high school transcript, a recent photo, verification of SAT and/or ACT results, and a complete, signed copy of the parent/guardian's most recent U.S. income tax return (and a copy of the student's tax return if applicable).  If the current year's tax return has not been completed, the previous year's tax return is acceptable.  All applications must be mailed or hand delivered.
If you have any questions, please contact the Foundation at 713-521-4601.

Texas State University Business Visit Day

Students interested in attending Texas State University with a business major should consider attending one of the two Business Day Visit Sessions with the McCoy College of Business.
October 28th or November 18th
Registration is required.  Please see the attached flyer for details.

LSC-Tomball will host its annual TACRAO College Fair on Thursday, October 13, 2016, in the Beckendorf Conference Center from 6 - 8pm.

Students from LSC Tomball, Tomball High School, Tomball Memorial High School, Magnolia High School, Magnolia West High School, Waller High School, and other surrounding area high schools are invited to attend.

Students are encouraged to pre-register below for this event and print off their barcode.  (make giving college reps your info quick and easy!)

Registration is encouraged, but not required to attend.

Students can pre-register here.

  • Select “Students Register Now
  • Select Texas
  • Select TACRAO date 10/10/2016–10/14/2016 College Day/Night Fair which states “Please use this selection to register for any of the Houston l/West Texas College Fairs. These fairs are not listed individually - Houston/Coastal Bend, Texas, United States.
  • Click the Register Now button.
  • Complete the form and bring your printed code to the fair on October 13

Participating Colleges

  • Abilene Christian University
  • Auburn University
  • Baylor University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • East Texas Baptist University
  • Hardin-Simmons University
  • Lone Star College
  • Louisiana State University-Alexandria
  • Millsaps College
  • New Mexico Military Institute
  • Our Lady of the Lake University
  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Ringling College of Art and Design
  • Sam Houston State University
  • Sam Houston State University - Army ROTC
  • Schreiner University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Southwestern University
  • St. John University
  • St. Mary’s University
  • Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Suffolk University
  • Tarleton State University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas A&M University - Corps of Cadets
  • Texas A&M University-Kingsville
  • Texas State University
  • Texas Tech University
  • Texas Woman’s University
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Houston
  • University of Houston Downtown
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • University of North Texas
  • University of St. Thomas
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Texas Health Science Center-School of Nursing
  • University of Texas at San Antonio


See you there!

Seniors - It's time to file your FAFSA!

As of October 1, 2016, you are able to now file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  It's quick and easy!  The average time to complete your FAFSA is about 25 minutes.
Most colleges have a priority filing date of March 1st.  FAFSA funds are first come, first serve.  Please make sure you have submitted your FAFSA before you leave for the winter break!

Online information for students:


Student help available at:

1 800 4 FED AID

Manufacturing (MFG) Day Event in North Texas

Manufacturing Day in North Texas is October 20, 2016 and is hosted by NTMA North Texas Chapter, Lincoln College of Technology, and Richland College.
Where:  Two locations are available
  • Lincoln College of Technology, Grand Prairie
  • Richland College
Time:  8:30 am to 12:30 pm (tours and demonstrations will begin every hour on the half hour)
What:  machining demonstrations, information about certifications and training, and scholarship information.
Included in the day is a site visit to one of the NTMA member companies to engage with employers and employees in a real time manufacturing environment.  Request your site visit at the registration page or send a request to
Register on-line at and follow the links to the even in Dallas on October 20th.  
For additional information, contact Karla Chandler at