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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

New SAT Scores Are Now Available

This short video from College Board explains what the SAT score report looks like, how to understand your score, how to convert your score to compare to an old SAT, and much more!

Project Grad Houston - Summer 2016

Project Grad Houston is an amazing summer opportunity for our current 9th-11th grade students.

During the summer program, students will explore exciting careers in applied technology, visit a college campus, learn to write a college essay, create a resume, and so much more.  Project Grad Houston is completely FREE!  Lunch will be served each day. 

Project Grad Houston will be held on the Lone Star College, Tomball Campus from July 5 - July 14, 2016 from 9:30 am to 3 pm.   Buses will be available from THS if needed.

**$500 Scholarship drawing for participants!!

For more information about Project Grad Houston visit  Flyer also attached.

This is a link to a short five minute feature on Project Grad Houston:

Registration is easy!  Simply register at

Spaces are limited, so register early!!

Mini College Fair during all lunches - April 15th

On Friday, April 16th sixteen college representatives will be available during all lunches!  
Texas A&M International University
University of Houston Main Campus
Texas Southern University
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
College of Biblical Studies
The University of Tampa
University of Houston - Victoria
Houston Baptist University
Texas State University
The University of Alabama
Stephen F. Austin State University
Texas Lutheran University
Southern University A&M College
Lamar University
Mississippi State University 
Southern Methodist University

Seniors attending Lone Star College, but haven't applied yet?

If you plan on attending Lone Star College after graduation and have not completed your application, please sign up to participate in the event on Tuesday, April 12th.  The LSC Mobile Go Unit will be on campus to assist you with application and/or FAFSA.  Seniors who still need to complete the FAFSA may also attend the event.
Sign up in the Career Center or through Family Connection (

For JUNIORS interested in the University of Texas!

A representative from UT will be on campus Friday, April 8th to visit with prospective applicants in the class of 2017.  The session will be from 9 to 9:30 am in the Career Center.  Sign up today in the Career Center OR through Family Connection (

Wonder Works Pre-College Programs in Arts, Literature, and Film for High School Students

University of Houston and Rice University are offering summer Pre-College programs June 13-July 15, 2016. Check out the website for more details! 

Citizens Fire Acedemy 2016

Tomball Fire Department Citizen's Fire Academy is an extension of the Community Emergency Response Training (CERT), which is hosted by TFD and presented by the Harris County Citizen Corps Program.  The course is 16 weeks, and provides a wide variety of experience and overview.
Please see the attached flyer for more details.

SFASU Pre-Law Academy

Stephen F. Austin State University is offering a Pre-Law Academy this summer from June 5-11, 2016.  This is the only Pre-Law Academy in Texas designed for high school juniors and seniors.
See the attached flyer for more details on this amazing program!

Texas Tech University - Camp L.E.A.D. for Leadership Education and Development

Texas Tech University's Camp L.E.A.D. will be held August 2, 2016-August 5, 2016.  Students will participate in activities ranging from individualized leadership sessions to group challenges and team building activities.  
All expenses, including transportation, housing, and curriculum materials are provided at no cost to students who are admitted to the program.
Admission to Camp L.E.A.D. is highly selective. Students should apply and submit documentation regarding their leadership abilities no later than the given deadline of April 1, 2016.  To be considered, students must meet the following requirements:
  • Grade Level - must be an incoming high school senior in the fall of 2016
  • Academic Performance - student's high school counselor will need to submit an internal form regarding the student's academic performance.  Students will also be asked to self-report SAT/ACT scores
  • Community Involvement - must be an active member of the community and involved in extracurricular activities
  • Leadership - must have a proven desire to be a leader
Students should apply at  Applications must be submitted by 5 pm on Friday, April 1, 2016.
For additional information, call 806-742-1299 or email  

TISD College Fair 2016

There will be something for everyone!  Universities, community colleges, military, and tech schools will be present!
February 25th
6:30 to 8 pm
Tomball Memorial High School cafeteria
We look forward to seeing you!