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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

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

Kaplan Test Prep Events

Kaplan is hosting two FREE events!


PSAT Prep Live

This program is FREE, and available online!  It features 16 hours of interactive test prep by Kaplan's Prep Squad.  Students can ask questions and learn key strategies that can help them prepare for the upcoming PSAT and improve their scores. 
Lessons begin September 23rd. Register at PSAT Prep Live
*The PSAT will be given on October 11, 2017 at THS.  (Sophomores and Juniors automatically registered, freshman by sign up)

ACT Prepathon

ACT Prepathon is a six hour FREE course.  The course is interactive, and an online prep for the September ACT. 
Join in at ACT Prepathon

 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!

Saturday, August 12, 2017
10:00 AM

The Westin Galleria Houston
Consort Ballroom
5060 West Alabama Street
Houston, TX  77056

The program begins promptly at 10:00 AM with a 30-minute information session. A college fair follows immediately afterwards, lasting approximately 1.5 hours. This program is offered to the public free of charge. No pre-registration is required.


CTCL member colleges in attendance:
List subject to change
Agnes Scott College
Allegheny College
Antioch College
Austin College
Beloit College
Birmingham-Southern College
Centre College
Cornell College
Denison University
Earlham College
Eckerd College
Emory & Henry College
Goucher College
Guilford College
Hampshire College
Hendrix College
Hillsdale College
Hiram College
Hope College
Juniata College
Kalamazoo College
Knox College
Lawrence University
Lynchburg College
Marlboro College
McDaniel College
Millsaps College
Ohio Wesleyan University
Reed College
Rhodes College
Saint Mary’s College of California
Southwestern University
St. John’s College
St. Olaf College
The Evergreen State College
University of Puget Sound
Ursinus College
Wabash College
Whitman College
Willamette University
College of Wooster





Senior Sessions at Orientation

We are pleased to offer the Senior Sessions again for the Class of 2018!  Two identical sessions will be offered, so you only need to attend one.
Who:  Seniors planning on applying to a four year university
When:  August 11, 2017
Where:  THS Library
Presenters:  Ms. Tiffani Hoot from the University of Alabama Birmingham and Mr. David Youngblood our own THS DC/AP teacher and Department Chair


Session I:

8:45-9:15 am - The Process of Applying to a Four Year University by Ms. Hoot

9:15-9:45 am - Writing a Dynamic College Admission Essay by Mr. Youngblood


Session II:

10:15-10:45 am - The Process of Applying to a Four Year University by Ms. Hoot

10:45-11:15 am - Writing a Dynamic College Admission Essay by Mr. Youngblood


Orientation Time Schedule

7:30 - 11:00 am


1:00 to 3:00 pm


Orientation Activities include:  Course list pick up, locker request, nurse, parking permits, athletic information and fees, Athletic Booster Club, PE fees, and various club information.

*There will not be a make-up day for Orientation. Students who are unable to attend will receive their schedule the first day of school, and can take care of fees, etc. once school starts.

 Save the date!

Mark your calendar for the Lone Star College Fair on Thursday, October 5th from 6 to 8 pm in the LSC Tomball Beckendorf Conference Center.