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dc.contributor.advisor Pément, Dr. Nancy-Jean
dc.contributor.author Fernandez, Caroline
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-11T20:41:52Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-11T20:41:52Z
dc.date.issued 2018-05-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/202828
dc.description.abstract The transfer student population is growing in higher education institutions in the United States (Johnson, 1987). Consequently, institutions of higher education need to better understand and support this rising student population. The purpose of this study is to understand the experiences of transfer students at a public, rural, commuter Hispanic-serving institution. This study was guided by Schlossberg’s (1981) transition theory. Six participants engaged in one-on-one interviews, with four of the participants identifying as female and one as male. The four themes emerged from this study including self-reliance, support services, relationships, and commuter versus living on campus. The four themes mentioned contributed to students lived experiences as transfers. Limitations of the study, recommendations for further research, and programs are also addressed. en_US
dc.format.extent 93 en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher California State University Channel Islands en_US
dc.subject Education thesis en_US
dc.subject Transfer Students en_US
dc.subject Higher Education experiences en_US
dc.title Understanding the Transfer Student Experience en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Sevier, Dr. Brian
dc.contributor.committeeMember Weis, Dr. Charles


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