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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

College & Career Fair

February 27, 2018

9:30 to 11:30 am

THS Lego Gym

Parents welcome anytime.  Teachers will sign up to bring students. (If a student's teacher is not signed up, students can see Mrs. Nichols for a pass to attend at a designated time.)
Representatives From:

Baylor University

Blinn College

Drake University

John Casablancas Modeling & Career Center

Lone Star College, Continuing Education

Lone Star College, Honors College

Lone Star College, Tomball

Lone, Star College, Cy Fair

Rice University

Stephen F. Austin State University

Texas A&M University

Texas Tech University

The Art Institute of Houston

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

University of Houston, Downtown

University of Houston, Main


College Knowledge Night for Juniors

Juniors, we have a special treat for you!! We're bringing you an evening with college representatives on a wide variety of college related topics.  Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.  You don't want to miss this!
February 22, 2018
Held at Tomball Memorial High School
For THS and TMHS Juniors and their parents
5:30-6:00 pm - Food generously provided by the US Army (first come first serve)
6:00-6:15 pm - General Session and welcome
6:20 pm - 8:30 pm - Four informational sessions, you select your topics
**Event for current Juniors and their parents, only please.**

SAT Self-Paced Prep Course

by Princeton Review


*AMAZING opportunity for JUNIORS to prepare for the upcoming SAT testing this spring as they prepare to begin applying to college in the Fall of 2018!


*GREAT opportunity for SOPHOMORES to prepare for the upcoming 2018 PSAT!  Remember the PSAT in 11th grade is the exam to qualify as a National Merit student.


Reasons why students should take the course:

  • Fits their busy schedule
  • Instant access to an online tutor
  • Customized test prep
  • 120 day access to the course! Students can keep studying between testing sessions.
  • High test scores can mean merit scholarships
  • Confidence in taking the PSAT and/or SAT
For Parents - You'll have access to monitor your student's progress as well!  Contact Princeton Review for information on how to maximize your parent portal.

Sign Me Up!

Click the link below to sign up.  Make sure to enter the discount code! (TomballHS20)

Click here to register for the Self Paced SAT Course


This course is only available for Tomball High School students. (THMS students have a separate registration link)

Looking for a volunteer opportunity next August through the fall?  
Tomball Redcats Youth Football Club is looking for volunteers!
Questions?  Please contact:

Amanda Maywald Coolidge

Tomball RedCats Youth Football

Direct: 832-447-5154 



We at Texas A&M University and the Brazos Valley Prospective Student Center invite you to Aggieland Saturday scheduled for February 10, 2018. Aggieland Saturday is an annual, campus-wide open house held for incoming and prospective students and their families. Take advantage of opportunities to meet current students, tour our world-class dormitories and beautiful campus, and ask your regional advisor any pressing questions you may have. Your advisor will be assisting you throughout the application and decision-making process. You may also learn more about our colleges and majors, get information about admissions, and find out more about scholarship and financial aid. Breakfast will be provided.


Please register for this unique opportunity by clicking on the following link: Be sure to select the major of your choice so your schedule may be tailored for you.


There is a link below to the official Aggieland Saturday website. The official master schedule of the day may be found there.  


Where: Koldus Building 110/111

Time: 8:30-10:00am

Texas A&M University Student Leaders of Tomorrow Conference

Are you a high school junior or senior who would love to spend a weekend on the Texas A&M campus at the "Student Leaders of Tomorrow" (SLOT) conference? SLOT is a 3 day leadership development conference for high school juniors and seniors that will inspire students to continue to make an impact as they finish their high school career and enter the next stage in life. The conference will be held April 6-8, 2018.

For a minimal $75, delegates will be inspired by successful current and former A&M network leaders, engage in round table discussions with effective A&M student leaders, and unveil their leadership style through the StrengthsQuest program. This price also covers the delegates’ on-campus housing, all meals and a conference t-shirt. High school juniors and seniors won't want to miss this exciting opportunity!

To apply to attend the conference, complete the short application at The deadline to apply is February 1st.

Learn more about the SLOT student organization by visiting


Joy Monroe, SLOT Staff Advisor

Blakely Hill, SLOT President

First Time Dual Credit STUDENT Meeting (Required for all first time students)

***If you attempted dual credit last year and did not qualify but are wanting to try again, you’ll need to attend one of these meetings. ***


Please select ONE meeting from the following dates to attend.

Meetings held in the LGI, Rm. 1253

January 30th – 6:45 am

January 30th – 2:45 pm

January 31st– 6:45 am

January 31st– 2:45 pm


PLEASE BE ON TIME.  Meetings will begin promptly at the listed times and last for 30 minutes.  Sign in upon arrival.  


If you miss a meeting, please try to attend another offered session.  If you miss all of the meetings, please see Mrs. Nichols in the Cougar Corner (Rm 1359 @ Library).  PLEASE DO YOUR BEST TO BE AT ONE OF THE OFFERED MEETINGS.


**The meeting is for students only, as space will be limited.  Parents can access the power point from the First Time in Dual Credit Parent Meeting on my website in the Dual Credit section at

First Time Dual Credit PARENT Meeting - January 22nd

Meeting tonight for PARENTS of students who plan on taking dual credit classes for the FIRST TIME


6 to 7 pm in the LGI (Rm 1253)

*First time dual credit students will have their own mandatory meetings before or after school on January 30th or 31st.  Students are NOT required to attend the parent meeting, but must attend one of the student meetings. 

Financial Aid Workshops at LSC, Tomball

Lone Star College, Tomball offers Financial Aid seminars to assist students and parents in completing their FAFSA.  
*You do not need to plan to attend LSC to attend a workshop.
All sessions will be held at LSC, Tomball. Please see the chart below for times, date and location of the events.

11:00 am – 12:30 pm – Room S202

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Room S202



January 18, 2018

January 22, 2018

February 8, 2018

February 20, 2018

March 5, 2018

March 26, 2018

April 9, 2018

April 19, 2018

May 8, 2018

May 17, 2018

June 5, 2018

June 14, 2018



For more information visit

Explore University of Houston Event

The University of Houston will be hosting Explore UH at India House on February 1, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity for students and families to learn more about the University of Houston. We'll discuss our colleges and majors, scholarships and financial aid, campus life, and more! 

Featured Speaker
Dr. Renu Khator
President, University of Houston
Chancellor, UH System 

Date and Time 
February 1, 2018 
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

India House
8888 West Bellfort Ave
Houston, TX 77031

Dinner and refreshments will be provided.
Please RSVP to reserve your spot at Explore UH Registration Link

Free Mock ACT with Princeton Review


Princeton Review is offering a FREE Mock ACT on Saturday, January 10th from 9 am to 12:30 pm at Tomball High School in the LGI. 
Please click on the title above to sign up.  
Students will receive their scores via email, but a Score Back Session will be held on February 8th from 2:45 pm to 3:15 pm in the LGI.