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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.
 
CLICK BELOW TO SCHEDULE A MEETING WITH ME
*Parents and TVS students must schedule virtual meetings. Thank you for your understanding.
 
 
or scan the QR code below
 
nicholsths.youcanbook.me
 
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Helpful Websites

College Board (SAT) - Register for the SAT, use the College Board Big Future for college & career searches, scholarships & more

https://www.collegeboard.org/

 

ACT - Register for the ACT

http://www.act.org/content/act/en.html

 

Khan Academy - Free online tutoring for your academic courses, SAT/ACT, and more!

https://www.khanacademy.org/

 

THS Testing Center Resources - Learning Express (Prep Step) and TERC

https://www.tinyurl.com/thstestcenter

 

 

 

Posts

PR Spring Test Fest

April 29 – May 6 is the Texas Test Fest

hosted by The Princeton Review

 

Test Fest consists of:

  • Free Practice SAT / ACT virtual tests
  • After the test, students will receive a detailed interactive score report identifying their strengths and opportunities for improvement.
  • Free Webinars
  • Students will learn tips and tricks to improve their SAT/ACT scores.
  • Students will learn valuable information about the SAT/ACT, including information about the differences between the tests and which might be a better fit for them.
  • Parents & students can learn more about college admissions preparation and changes in college admissions due to COVID-19.
Questions? Contact Missy Wright at melissa.wright@review.com 

LSC Financial Aid Office Presentations

Monday March 1 at 10 a.m. – Financial Aid Applications 101:  Learn the basics of submitting the FAFSA or TASFA application, common challenges, and next steps for the application process.

 

Tuesday March 2 at 2 p.m. – Completing the Financial Aid Verification Process:  Some students are selected for verification; get help with understanding the verification process at Lone Star College.

 

Wednesday March 3 at 10 a.m. – Understanding Your Financial Aid Offer:  This presentation will help you understand different types of financial aid awards and understand your offers.

 

Thursday March 4 at 2 p.m. – Awarded, Now What?:  After you are offered financial aid, what comes next?  Learn about disbursement, refunds, book advances, and more.

 

Friday March 5 at 10 a.m. – Lone Star College Foundation Scholarship Workshop:  Find out about the Lone Star College Foundation scholarship application, deadlines, and tips for success!

 

Friday March 5 at 2 p.m. – Don’t Get SAP’d! Maintaining Eligibility for Financial Aid:  Make sure you know the requirements to maintain eligibility for financial aid.

Questions: Contact the LSC Financial Aid website for links to the events, additional information, and questions.

 

February is Financial Aid Awareness Month

RESCHEDULED SESSION DATES
Lone Star College Financial Aid Offices are offering a series of workshops with virtual presentations to help students understand the financial aid process from start to finish.
 
*Some presentations are geared toward current Lone Star College students (graduated from HS and attending college), but new and incoming students can benefit from the information as well.
 

Monday February 22nd at 10 a.m. – Financial Aid Applications 101:  Learn the basics of submitting the FAFSA or TASFA application, common challenges, and next steps for the application process.

Tuesday February 23rd at 2 p.m. – Completing the Financial Aid Verification Process:  Some students are selected for verification; get help with understanding the verification process at Lone Star College.

Wednesday February 24th at 10 a.m. – Understanding Your Financial Aid Offer:  This presentation will help you understand different types of financial aid awards and understand your offers.

 Thursday February 25th at 2 p.m. – Awarded, Now What?:  After you are offered financial aid, what comes next?  Learn about disbursement, refunds, book advances, and more.

 Friday February 26th at 10 a.m. – Lone Star College Foundation Scholarship Workshop:  Find out about the Lone Star College Foundation scholarship application, deadlines, and tips for success!

 Friday February 26th at 2 p.m. – Don’t Get SAP’d! Maintaining Eligibility for Financial Aid:  Make sure you know the requirements to maintain eligibility for financial aid.

Visit the Financial Aid website for links to the events and additional information and feel free to reach out with questions. 
 

Virtual College Knowledge Night

This Thursday, February 4th is our spring Virtual College Knolwedge Night open for all grade levels from 6:00-8:15 pm.  We hope you can join us in an evening full of great presentations and information to prepare students for their post high school plans.

*Please note there are a few sessions that are missing meeting links. The links will be posted to my website by the event on Thursday evening.

Virtual

College Knowledge Night

February 4, 2021

6:00-8:15 pm

 

Our Virtual College Knowledge Night is now open to all grade levels to participate!

Below you will find the program for the event which contains the session topics, a short description, Zoom meeting link, and the session times offered. As you’re choosing, please note that not all presentations will be offered during all sessions. 

Please make sure you arrive at the virtual session at the start of the session time to ensure you hear the entire presentation. There will be time for questions at the end of each presentation. Presenters will also share a link in the chat box to take attendance at the conclusion of the session to assist us in taking attendance during our event.

Event Schedule

Welcome Video - Click HERE

6:00 - 6:30 pm Session 1

6:35 - 7:05 pm Session 2

7:10 - 7:40 pm Session 3

7:45 - 8:15 pm Session 4

Click HERE to view the program for the event.

Virtual Mock SAT and ACT

Virtual Mock ACT on SAT

When: February 20, 2021

Where: Via Zoom

What: Students choose from the SAT or ACT mock exam

*This is a MOCK test, and not considered an official exam for college placement. It is merely for practice purposes.

Time:  SAT 8:15am-12:15pm OR  ACT 8:30am-12:30pm

Cost: $21

Registration:  ONLINE ONLY at https://www.thspto.net/ from February 1-16, 2021

*Packet pick up for students who register for the event will be February 17th. Face to Face students will pick up in person at the Counselor Table during their lunch, and TVS students pick up will be from 6:00-7:00 pm at the back of THS (by bus area)

Please visit the website for more information!

If you have any questions regarding the event, please reach out to the THS Renaissance at thethsrenclub@gmail.com

 

HBCU Fest 2021

The 2nd Annual HBCU Fest will be held on February 21-27, 2021. The event is a celebration of all things HBCU. The event will be virtual this year. From February 21-27th there will be a series of virtual seminars, social media highlights, challenges, and more. The anchor events will be College Bound 101 and "Meet the Recruiter" sessions on February 21st and 27th. This will be an opportunity for families to hear directly from experts and HBCU recruiters.  Families will be able to ask questions, learn more about the application process, etc.  The event is free to attend.
 
 
*Flyers posted here for more details as well.

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Name
Emily Nichols
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College and Career Counselor
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281-357-3220 ext. 2242
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Schedule an appointment with me here: https://nicholsths.youcanbook.me/

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