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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

Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

Prospective Student Reception

Free event for high school juniors and seniors.  Students will have an opportunity to learn about Auburn Engineering from staff, alumni, and Dean.
January 22, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Embassy Suites by Hilton Energy Corridor
11730 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77079

Calling 10th & 11th grade students!


Are you wanting to take dual credit courses next year?


First Time in Dual Credit STUDENT Meeting Dates are out!

Parents, your meeting date is also posted!


Check out the Dual Credit link on the RIGHT! (gray box)

Scholarship Presentation for Seniors - Thursday, Nov. 29th in MGI (Rm. 1300)


Each year the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo give scholarships to seniors attending four year universities, community college, and technical schools.  No, you don't have to raise and show an animal to apply.  No, you don't have to show a piece of artwork to apply.  Yes, if you show and animal or artwork there are scholarships, but it's not required.  

Come learn about all of the scholarship opportunities THIS THURSDAY (Nov. 29th) during either Cougar Block in the MGI, Room 1300.

Also, make sure you're checking out the Scholarship Information section on my website (gray box).  Scholarships are being posted weekly!

HOBY Leadership Conference for Sophomores - Summer of 2019


You have an amazing opportunity to be a part of something big!  The Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar, otherwise known as HOBY Leadership Seminar gives students the opportunity to empower, lead, and excel.  

THS sends one male and one female representative each year to the HOBY Leadership Seminar.  This year's seminar will be on June 7th through the 9th at the University of Houston, main campus.  

For those interested in applying to represent THS, see the attached flyer for details on application requirements.  Don't miss out on this great opportunity!  

To learn more about HOBY visit

The deadline to submit your application to be considered as one of our representatives is Wednesday, December 5th by 3 pm.  Students selected to represent THS will be notified by Monday, December 10th.


College Knowledge Night for Juniors

is coming up on Monday, November 12th

at 6 pm in the THS Auditorium


Juniors and their parents this is a special event for you!


Evening Timeline:

5:30 to 6:00 pm - Information Booths Available
*Military - Army, Marines, National Guard
*Test Prep/Tutoring - Princeton Review, Huntington, College Tutors
6:00 to 7:15 pm College Confidential - Best Fit Careers, Best Fit Colleges with Rob Franek (Editor and Chief of Princeton Review) and Road Trip Nation (including a special guest interview you don't want to miss!)
Following the College Confidential Presentation, enjoy two additional session presentations from the topic of your choice:
Financial Aid, Lone Star College & Lone Star College Honors College, First Time in College FAQ, Highly Selective Universities, or tour the Road Trip Nation RV
Session 1 begins at 7:20 pm
Session 2 begins at 7:50 pm

We hope to see you there juniors!

GenTX Scholarship for Seniors


Next week kicks off Generation Texas week at THS!  Our THS teachers have graciously donated money for a GenTX Scholarship for you!  Two lucky winners will be announced next Thursday, November 15th.   The scholarships are $100 each (minimum, could be more - wink, wink).

Here are the details you need to enter.

See Mrs. Nichols at Cougar Corner during Cougar Block time and show proof that you submitted a college application AND that you filed your FAFSA.  You'll then have your name entered into the drawing. (*Enter during lunch due to this  Friday's pep rally schedule)

Deadline to enter is Tuesday, November 13th!  You may begin entering tomorrow, November 8th.  Only one submission per senior please.

We are excited to be able to honor two of our seniors with the GenTX Scholarship!


Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) is coming to Houston!


Saturday, November 17 at 10 am

at Four Seasons Hotel Houston, 1300 Lamar St.

Click here to register:


SCAD offers a wide variety of majors in Art, Animation, Architecture, Cinema Studies, Design, Fashion, Interior Design, Equestrian Studies, Jewelry, Industrial Design, Photography, Painting, Sculpture, Television Production,Urban Design, Writing, AND MORE!!

Special Event for JUNIORS and their parents!


More details to come.  This is BIG, you don't want to miss out! 

Cougar Block Presentations (Oct. 29-Nov. 2)

This week in Cougar Block we have some great things for you!

Tuesday, Oct. 30th - Lone Star College Honors College in the MGI (Rm 1300 between Social Studies & Science hallway) during both A & B Block.  If you're interested in the Honors College, you don't want to miss this!

Wednesday, October 31st - SCAD (Savannah College of Art & Design) will be presenting in Cougar Corner.  They offer an array of majors from art, graphic design, interior design, fashion design, historic home restoration and much more.

Thursday, November 1st - Dual Credit students can attend Teen Talks Level Up presentation with LSC in the MGI (Rm 1300)

Financial Aid Night - Fall 2018

Thank you to all who attended the event last night!  Information from the event will be posted soon.

Rice University Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) is hosting their 16th annual College Leadership Workshop (CLW) on Saturday, October 20th, 2018 from 9 am to 4:30 pm.  

The One-Day program includes informative and engaging workshops on the subjects of:

  • College admissions
  • Financial Aid
  • College Application Essays
  • Extracurricular Activities
  • Leadership

There will also be guest speakers and a campus tour.  Students will be divided into small groups led by current college students from Rice University, and other Houston-area universities.  Students will be eligible to win scholarship money!  Parent participants will be able to attend student workshops as well as parent specific to Asian-American families (e.g. translators, information on Asian-American scholarships).  Students and parents from all backgrounds are encouraged to participate.

Registration is now open for student and parent participants at

Registration includes a registration fee of $8 per participant and includes breakfast, lunch, and workshops and associated resources, and students are gifted with a free t-shirt. Students or parents concerned with the payment of the fee can contact VSA at