A college professor who taught a course on 'adulting' says millennials don't consider themselves adults until a milestone they're delaying longer than ever

Blog posted On January 11, 2019

The typical college kid may legally be an adult, but that doesn't mean they feel like one.

Rebekah Fitzsimmons would know — she's an English professor at Georgia Tech who taught a course called "Adulting: Coming of Age in 21st Century America."

Over the course of the fall 2016 semester, Fitzsimmons had her students use digital media and historical texts to define what it means to be an adult in today's world.

Early on, the professor learned that her students — who comprised the youngest members of the millennial generation — didn't consider themselves adults. That gave way to one of the main themes of the class: that adulthood starts later for young people today than ever before.