Honors

Academic Honors

William J. Branstrom (Freshman) Prize

First-term freshmen who rank in the upper five percent of their class and earn 14 credit hours and at least a 3.50 GPA on any campus and in any unit of the University of Michigan are named recipients of the William J. Branstrom Prize. This distinction is noted on the student's transcript as “William J. Branstrom Prize.”

James B. Angell Scholars

Students who earn straight A's (A+, A, A-) for two or more consecutive terms with a minimum of 14 elected credit hours each term, 12 of which must be graded, are named James B. Angell scholars. This distinction is noted on the student's transcript.

University Honors

University Honors are awarded to all students who have achieved a 3.50 GPA and 14 credit hours (12 of which must be graded A-E). This distinction is noted on the student’s transcript as “University Honors” after fall and winter terms only.

Honor Scholars Recognition

Students who have achieved superior academic performance are invited to and individually recognized at an Honor Scholars Awards Dinner held in late March each year. Those honored include active undergraduate and graduate students, one per degree major, with a specific minimum GPA, a specific minimum number of credit hours, and other criteria deemed appropriate by the School, College, or Department. For further information, contact the Office of the Provost, 1080 Administration Building; telephone 313-593-5030.

Graduation Honors

Chancellor's Medallion

The Chancellor's Medallion is awarded at each Commencement Exercise to UM-Dearborn graduates. The students are selected based on his/her quality of character, vitality, intellect, integrity and academic record. The December awardees are selected from August degree recipients and December degree candidates. The April/May awardees are selected from April/May degree candidates.

With Distinction

Students who graduate and have obtained a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 but less than 3.6 are recommended for graduation "With Distinction”. Such distinctions are noted on transcripts and diplomas.

With High Distinction

Students who graduate and have obtained a cumulative GPA of at least 3.6 are recommended for graduation “With High Distinction”. Such distinctions are noted on transcripts and diplomas.