Academic Honors

WILLIAM J. BRANSTROM PRIZES

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 as James B Angell Scholar.

UNIVERSITY HONORS

University Honors are awarded to students who have earned a 3.5 GPA or higher during a term. Students must have taken a minimum of 14 credit hours (12 of which must be graded A-E). Students who achieve University Honors for both Fall and Winter terms and seniors who achieve University Honors for either Fall or Winter term are recognized at the Honors Convocation in Ann Arbor. This distinction is noted on the studentís transcript as University Honors.

HONORS 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. This distinction is noted on the studentís transcript as UM-Dearborn Honors.