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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

Tomball High School students are cordially invited to the

Christian College Fair

on Thursday, September 21, 2017
Held at The Woodlands Christian Academy
5800 Academy Way
The Woodlands, Tx 77384
For more information and to get a BARCODE online to save time from writing out your information while visiting with college representatives visit

Attention Juniors!

Applications for this amazing program is now open.  For more information and to apply, please visit HAS Aerospace Scholars Program.
Applicants must:
-Be a US Citizen
-Be a Texas high school junior
-Be committed to a one year relationship with NASA
-Have access to the internet

Free Practice PSAT with Princeton Review

THS will be hosting a FREE Practice PSAT on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 9 am to 12:30 pm. 
This is a practice for the PSAT, and students will be able to take a released PSAT test to help prepare for the upcoming official October PSAT.
There will be a Score Back Session held on Thursday, September 28th in the LGI from 2:45 to 3:30 pm.  Students will receive their scores and hear a presentation from Princeton Review.
This is a great opportunity for our 9th grade who sign up to take the official PSAT in October, sophomores, and juniors. 
Please register by Friday, September 15th at the link below
**This event is NOT the official PSAT.  The official PSAT will be given nationwide on October 11, 2017 during school hours to all 10th and 11th grade students (automatically registered - TISD pays), and freshman who register and pay.**

 Leadership Opportunity for Sophomores and Juniors

Students apply on-line at

Application Deadline:  September 22nd, 2017

This is a wonderful opportunity for students to build leadership skills and get involved with their community!  Apply Today!

NACAC National College Fair


Tuesday, October 17th

6:30 to 8:30 pm

Rice University - Grand Hall

Houston, Texas

Are you planning on attending Lone Star College?  If you don't have an SAT or ACT score, you'll need to take the TSI. LSC offers TSI Test Prep!

Seniors - Preparing to complete the FAFSA

October 1st will be here before you know it to begin filing your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  Who should complete the FAFSA?  Everyone!!
What can you do now?  You can create your FSA ID.  Both you and your parent will need an FSA ID.  You can create it at Create your FSA ID Make sure to use your legal name that is on your social security card.
Most colleges have set March 1st - 15th as the priority deadline to complete your FAFSA.  Please check the college/university website for their priority deadline.
What if you don't have a social security number?  You'll complete the TASFA (Texas Application for Student Aid).  Visit the College For All Texans website to access the TASFA or contact the financial aid office of your college you plan on attending.  The TASFA is a paper application.  (The 2018-2019 TASFA may not be available until October 1st)  College For All Texans  (Financial Aid > Types of Financial Aid > Your Financial Aid Application - TASFA or FAFSA?

University of North Texas Student Session

UNT Student Session at THS

Who:  10-12th grade students interested in UNT
When:  Tuesday, September 12th at 1:00 pm
Where:  Library
Students interested please sign up at the link below.  Once signed up you will receive a pass to attend the event.

Baylor University Rep at THS for Student Session

Baylor University Student Sessions

Who:  Juniors and Seniors interested in/applying to Baylor University
What:  Baylor University Student Session
When:  Monday, September 11th
Seniors - 9:30 am
Juniors - 10:00 am
Where:  Library
Please sign up at the link below to attend the session.  Once signed up, you will receive a pass to attend.
Thank you!

Experience Penn

The University of Pennsylvania is holding an information session in the Houston area on September 10, 2017 at 3 pm.
Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center
4400 West 18th Street
Houston, Texas 77092
For more details visit

Discover MIT

MIT is holding an information session in the Houston area on September 23, 2017 at 7 pm. 
St. John's School
VST Lowe Theatre
2401 Claremont Lane
Houston, Texas  77019
To see a list of all MIT events, visit