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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

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

Kaplan Online Event for Parents

For families currently navigating the college admissions process, Kaplan Test Prep is hosting a FREE Live Online panel discussion, “More Than Grades: A Discussion on Your Child’s College Admissions Journey,” on November 30 at 6 PM CT. Space is limited. To register, visit

College Fair this weekend, November 12th!! 


Application Fees Waived!

Acceptance into College on the Spot!

Scholarship Opportunities Throughout the Day!

Seminars & Workshops!

Entertainment & Step Show!


Scholarship Opportunity for Jr’s and Sr’s!

Financial Aid and FAFSA Night

Tomball High School will be hosting a Financial Aid and FAFSA Night on Thursday, November 17 from 6-7 pm in the THS Auditorium.
Topics covered will be Scholarships 101, Financial Aid 101, How to FAFSA, and Loans 101.
Parents and students welcome from all grade levels! Recommended for 11th and 12th grade.

Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Scholarship Applications OPEN NOW (for seniors)

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo offers many scholarship opportunities through eleven different programs.  
  • Metropolitan - 238 scholarships
  • Military - 5 scholarships
  • School Art - 15 scholarships
  • Hildebrand - 15 scholarships
  • Opportunity - 114 scholarships
  • Area Go Texan - 79 scholarships
  • Exhibitor - 30 scholarships
  • Technical - 5 scholarships
  • 4-H - 70 scholarships
  • FFA - 70 scholarships
  • Achievement - @ 100 scholarships (additional for scholarship recipients as juniors in college)
You do NOT have to be in FFA, show an animal, or submit Rodeo art to apply for scholarships (only a few have those requirements).
The scholarships range from $9,000 to $20,000 (yes...$20,000 - up from $18,000 the past several years!!!)
Applications are OPEN NOW!!!
February 6th - online applications are due by 7 pm
*After the application is submitted, you will receive an email with a list of supplement items due.  This email will be confirmation that your application was received.  If you do NOT receive an email, your application did not go through.
February 16th - supplemental documents are due (MUST BE RECEIVED IN THEIR OFFICE - post mark date is NOT used anymore).
April - scholarship applications are judged (read 3 times) and winners announced
May - scholarship recipient banquet in Houston held by Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

To apply visit

PLEASE DON'T PROCRASTINATE!! This can be a lengthy application.