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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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SENIORS - I just received this!!

There is still space available to attend the event though the deadline has passed!  If you're interested, reserve your spot today!

Mock SAT Event at THS

THS Renaissance is offering our students a Mock SAT on November 11th.  This is a great opportunity for juniors to take a full length practice before taking the official SAT this spring.  There will be another event offered on April 7th as well.  ALL grade levels are welcome to participate.
The cost is $20.  The test will be given by Princeton Review, and results will be emailed to students within a week.
Three ways to sign up!  
  • Return the form with payment to the THS front office the week of November 6-10th
  • Mail in the form with payment to THS Ren Club
  • Register and pay during all lunches the week of November 6-10th
Don't miss out on this opportunity!

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
  • Checkpoint tests along the way
  • YEAR LONG 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!  A training session for parents will be available (date TBA) with Princeton Review to teach you how to maximize your parent portal.
BONUS In Person Course:
Students who register by October 18th will be able to take a 2 1/2 hour In Person course!  This Kick-off course will show students the ins and outs of the program, along with the level or rigor they should be using to optimize success in the course.  Can't make the In Person course?  Sign up after the In Person course?  No problem!  Students can sign up for the course at anytime and still have access to ALL the prep material covered in the Kick-off course.
Checkpoint Tests:
Two checkpoint tests will be available for students in the course to be able to take a full length practice test and receive feedback on their progress.  (December and February - see flyer) These are not mandatory, but recommended.  If our THS dates don't fit your schedule, students can attend the TMHS checkpoint test dates. (November and January)

Sign Me Up!

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

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

Two Upcoming Events by Method Test Prep

Power Math Class

This Thursday, Oct 5
8–10 PM Eastern (7-9 PM CENTRAL TIME)

Two hours of live instruction on techniques, strategies, and content to help you maximize your score on the SAT or PSAT Math sections.

Session recorded for those who can't make it live or who want to watch again.

One day left!

Register today


The PSAT Revealed

A free webinar all about the PSAT. If you're a student or parent of a student taking the PSAT next week, you won't want to miss it!


The webinar will be recorded for those who can't be on live.


Sign up Here!

Method Test Prep

Method Test Prep is offering several opportunities for students to prepare for the PSAT and SAT.


The October SAT and PSAT are almost here

Our Writing & Language and Math Power Classes can help you maximize your scores on test day!

Perfect for students taking the October 7 SAT or October PSAT

  • SAT/PSAT Writing & Language Power Class –– Tuesday, Oct 3, 8–10 PM Eastern –– The Writing & Language section is easy to conquer...if you know the right rules and tricks. Join us for this one-night, two-hour course to accelerate your prep. Can't make it live? The class is recorded for viewing later!
Register here for SAT/PSAT Writing & Language Power
  • SAT/PSAT Math Power Class –– Thursday, October 5, 8–10 PM Eastern –– The Math sections of the SAT & PSAT are challenging, but learning a few neat strategies and how to tackle even the toughest-looking problems can help you raise your score! Can't make it live? The class is recorded for viewing later!

Register here for SAT/PSAT Math Power


FREE PSAT webinar next week!

The PSAT Revealed


Our Blogs Just Keep Getting Better and Better

Read our latest posts about the PSAT, study and note taking skills, and more!

Stay Cool While Applying to College

Wednesday, October 4 –– 8-9 PM Eastern Time

If you're wondering what the PSAT is all about, this is the perfect webinar for you. Join us as we review the exam's content, structure, scoring, and significance. 

Can't attend live? No problem! The webinar will be recorded for viewing at your convenience.

Register today!


University of Tennessee Knoxville Local Event

I am excited to invite you to the VIP Experience event in Houston at Top Golf(1030 Memorial Brook Blvd-Houston) on Thursday, Oct. 26th from 6-8 pm. This event is geared towards students – high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors interested in the University of Tennessee. However, I would love for you to attend so you can interact with our staff, get more information about UT, and enjoy a FREE dinner! We appreciate all the work that you do with students and want to make sure you know that you’re also a VIP to us! If interested in attending, please RSVP by emailing me directly! Feel free to pass the event along to any interested students that come your way as well with the following link.




Monica L. Thompson ‘16

Regional Admissions Representative-Houston


The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Undergraduate Admissions

320 Student Services Building

1331 Circle Park Drive

Knoxville, TN 37996

(832) 819-4487

Visit.Apply.Be a Vol!

Mark your calendars & save the date!


THS Renaissance is offering a Mock SAT on Saturday, November 11th from 8:30 am to 12 pm.  The cost is $20.


More details and sign up information will be coming soon!

Senior College Application Sessions

Seniors - Have you started your college applications? Come to Cougar Corner (in Library) after school and join us for a College Application Session to get started on your college applications! Snacks may be served.
Sessions will be from 2:35 pm to 4:30 pm
SPACE IS LIMITED (15 students), so please sign up for the date that works best for you. SIGN UP REQUIRED TO ATTEND (see link below)
Students must provide their own transportation home after the event. There will not be late buses on these dates.

Fall College Fairs

Upcoming Fall College Fairs

Registration is encouraged prior to events to make navigating the fair and collecting information easier.

Christian College Fair

September 21st
6:30 to 8:30 pm at The Woodlands Christian Academy

College Fair at LSC Tomball

October 5th
6:00 to 8:00 pm in the LSC Tomball Beckendorf Conference Center

NACAC National Performing Arts and Visual Arts College Fair

October 17th
6:30 to 8:30 pm at Rice University in the Grand Hall
Featuring colleges and universities for students interested in dance, music, liberal arts, photography, theatre, and more.

Black College Expo 

October 28th
10 am to 3 pm for EXPO and After Party show from 3 to 5 pm
Held at NRG Park (fair and parking costs)
Highlights Historically Black colleges and universities, along with othe colleges and universities
**Scholarship opportunity for 11th and 12th (deadline October 16th)

College Board Announcement for the October SAT Test Date

Important Announcement from College Board

To assist students affected by Hurricane Harvey, College Board is offering FREE Registration for the October administration of the SAT.  This free administration is offered only to FEMA approved Texas counties.
Please see the link below for more details.