Using Schlossberg’s Transition Theory (STT), we used a directive content analysis to explore the high school to college career transitions of 24 emerging adults who were first generation college students (FGCS) with undeclared majors. 153 phrases aligned with STT highlighting unanticipated situations, psychological resources, and emerging adult development. Implications for professional counselors working with FGCS are provided.

Author ORCID Identifier

Cassandra A. Storlie - https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0750-4450

Jessi Budyka

Anna A. Ellenson

Alexandra Malkani

Deanna Revels