Rising seniors (current Vinik EPS comprehensive clients only) are invited to join us for the day to get a head start on the Common Application! Boot camps will be held from 10am-4pm on the dates listed below. Enrollment in each boot camp is limited to six students so that we can provide as much personal guidance as possible. We will e-mail you two weeks prior to your boot camp date with more details on how to prepare.
Back from Spring Break: Now What? Please join Laura and Annie in our Bethesda office on Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 3:00 to 4:00pmfor a special event for our Comprehensive junior families (students and parents). At this optional session, we will outline next steps in the college application process, including:
What students can do these last few months of junior year to facilitate the college application process
When they should start finalizing their college lists
How they can begin working on their college applications over the summer
Testing Madness: What You Need to Know About the SAT and ACT - Saturday, March 17th at 2pm. What's the difference between the SAT and ACT? How do colleges use scores from the two tests? What's the right time during high school to take them? Join David Storper of Prep U Tutoring, Peter Braverman of Arc School Placement and Bruce Vinik of Vinik EPS for a lively discussion. The session will be held at 4701 Sangamore Road, Suite S-105, Bethesda, MD 20816, and should be of particular interest to parents of 9th and 10th graders.
Wyngate Coffee & Conversation: Planning, Preparing & Paying for College - On May 24th, join local college counselors Annie Vinik and Laura Hosid of Vinik Educational Placement Services and local financial planner Liz Wagger of First Financial Group for coffee and conversation with neighborhood parents. We know the college planning process can be overwhelming, and we have ideas and tips to share with parents of current middle and high school students!
SAT v. ACT Accommodations for LD/ADHD Students - Join David Storper of Prep U Tutoring on Sunday, December 4 at 2pm in the Vinik EPS office. He will review the differences between the revised SAT and ACT, focusing on the different accommodation options and how to determine which options are best for each student, when to apply for them, and when to focus on prep. The talk is free and open to all but geared to parents of current sophomores and juniors. Seating is limited. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-255-0133 to register.
Testing Madness: What You Need to Know About the SAT and ACT - Sunday, March 13th at 2pm. In March 2016, the College Board will begin to offer a new version of the SAT, a dramatically different test than the recently retired version that was around for many years. Just this past year, the ACT Program introduced a major change to the essay section of its test. In order to help families make sense of these tests and their recent changes, Vinik EPS will present a free program about the SAT, ACT and college admissions. David Storper of Prep U Tutoring will be the featured speaker. The session should be of particular interest to parents of 9th and 10th graders.
So You Want To Go To Art School? - Sunday, January 31st from 2pm-4pm at Stone Branch School of Art in Rockville, MD. Come hear from an admissions representative from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), as well as a panel of recent graduates, parents and professionals. Click here for details.
The New SAT: What was the College Board Thinking? - Sunday, March 22nd at 4:00pm at 4701 Sangamore Road, Suite S105, Bethesda, MD 20816. The new version of the SAT will debut in March 2016, so current freshman and sophomores need to know what to expect.Join Bruce Vinik and Laura Hosid from Vinik EPS, and David Storper from Prep U Tutoring, for a free discussion about the new SAT and college admissions.
Resume Workshop for College Students - Home for Winter Break and starting to think about your job search?Join us on December 23rd at 2pm to learn about creating a resume for your summer or post-graduation job search. The workshop will be held in our office on Tuesday, December 23 from 2pm-3pm.
Fulbright Scholarship Information Session for High School Seniors - High school seniors interested in learning about what they can do to position themselves for Fulbright Scholarships are invited to join us on Sunday, March 30th at 4pm for a presentation by James Lawrence, Public Affairs Officer in the State Department’s Bureau of Cultural Affairs.