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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

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.

College Nannies & Tutors offers FREE SAT and ACT test prep for students.  

Testing will be given at the College Nannies + Tutors location(s).

Students must make a reservation to attend.  Students will receive a complementary consultation to receive and review score results.  Tutoring services following are available, but not required.

For questions, please contact:

Dan Adams

Family Manager

College Nannies + Tutors

Klein | Cypress

Office: (281) 616-6016

Cell: (936) 827-4414

Seniors ~ 
Those of you planning to attend LSC and need to take the TSI test or need  assistance with your FAFSA?
Lone Star College has Winter Mini-Mester Student Service hours!

Free Mock ACT with Princeton Review

Click here to sign up for the Mock ACT.  This is a great way to try out the ACT to see which test you feel more comfortable with.
Saturday, January 20, 2018
9 am to 12:30 pm
Score Back Session will be held Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 2:45 pm in the LGI to learn what the scores mean.  (Scores will be emailed to students after testing)

Upcoming events you don't want to miss out on!



January 18th - Parent Meeting - Understanding the PSAT by Princeton Review (6 -7 pm in the LGI, Rm 1253)

January 20th - FREE Mock ACT (9 am to 12:30 pm) - Registration Deadline is January 10th

(Link to sign up at > SAT & ACT Test Dates)

January 22nd - Parent Meeting - First Time Dual Credit for Parents (6-6:30 pm in the LGI, Rm 1253)

January 30 & 31 - First Time Dual Credit Student Mandatory Meeting - Begin the dual credit process and earn credits for college!  (6:45 am or 2:45 pm in the LGI - students only please - attend only one session)

February 22nd - College Knowledge Night for Juniors - students & parents (Held at TMHS from 6 to 8:30 pm, more info to come. Juniors you don’t want to miss this!!)

February 27th - College & Career Fair at THS (9:30 am to 11:30 am - more info to come!)

April 14th - Mock SAT by THS Renaissance ($20, more info to come on sign up)

May 22nd - Senior Awards & Scholarship Ceremony (invitation only) - 8:30 am in the auditorium

Your PSAT scores should now be available online:


How to View Your Scores

Using a Confirmation Email

If you provided an email address during testing, you’ll get a message when your scores are ready. Once you get the confirmation email:

Need More Help?

Watch this video for more tips to help you access scores.


Understanding Your Scores


Khan Academy

Be sure to click on the link to connect your scores to Khan Academy.  Khan Academy is the official test prep partner for the SAT.  You can start practicing for the next SAT using your customized study plan based on your PSAT scores.


THS will distribute paper score reports and test booklets in January through the English classes.

SAVE THE DATE - January 18, 2018

On January 18, 2018 there will be a presentation by Princeton Review on Understanding PSAT Scores for parents in the LGI (Rm. 1253) from 6 to 7 pm.

Check out the THS Campus College Rep Visit Info page!  Several universities will be visiting THS December 7th and 12th.  Sign up links available! 
December 7th
9:30 am - Prairie View A&M University
10:30 am - University of Houston main campus
December 12th 
9:30 am - University of South Alabama
10:30 am - Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)

University of Texas, Austin McCombs High School Summer Programs

The University of Texas, Austin offers three unique opportunities for our high school students this summer.


McCombs Future Executive Academy (MFEA)

June 3-8, 2018
Current high school 10th & 11th grade students
One essay required
Priority Deadline: March 1, 2018
Deadline: April 1, 2018

Subiendo: The Academy for Rising Leaders (Subiendo)

June 10-14, 2018
Current high school juniors
Two essays required
Deadline: January 31, 2018

Discover Yourself in Accounting Majors and Careers (DYNAMC)

June 17-22, 2018
Current high school 10th & 11th grade students
 One essay required
Priority Deadline: March 1, 2018
Deadline: April 1, 2018


In your application, please select the program(s) you wish to be considered for, but please note some have eligibility requirements. The application will be composed of seven parts, which includes items you will need to upload in order for your application to be complete. Items to upload include:

  • One to two 250-750 word essays (depending on the program)
  • One counselor/teacher/supervisor letter of recommendation
  • A copy of your transcript
  • Your resume (optional)

Click here for more information or to apply: