Dean's List/Academic Awards

1. Deanís List

 A student qualifies for the full-time Deanís List if he or she meets two conditions:

  • has completed during the term at least 12 credit hours of graded (A-E) coursework toward degree.
  • has achieved a 3.50 or better term GPA

CASL also generates a "part-time" Deanís List for Fall and Winter semesters combined. To qualify for this list a student must:

  • attend both Fall and Winter semesters of a given academic year.
  • complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded (A-E) coursework in Fall and Winter combined.
  • officially registered for fewer than 12 credit hours of graded (A-E) coursework in Fall, and fewer than 12 in Winter.
  • achieve minimum term GPAs of 3.50 in both Fall and Winter.

Note:Students who have I, X, or Y notations or academic sanctions are not eligible to be included in the Deanís List.  Students receive notice via e-mail with a letter attached.  The lists prepared each semester (Fall,Winter,Summer) are displayed in a glass case on the first floor of the CASL Building.

2. James B. Angell Scholar

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

3. William J. Branstrom Prize

First-term freshmen who rank in the upper five percent of their class and earn 14 credit hours toward degree 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 studentís transcript.

4. University Honors

Awarded to students who have achieved a 3.50 GPA and earn 14 credit hours toward degree (of which at least 12 credit hours are graded A-E). This distinction is noted on the studentís transcript after fall and winter terms only.

5. Honors Convocation

Students who have achieved superior academic performance are invited to, and individually recognized, at the Honors Convocation, held each year in late March. Students honored include those receiving Undergraduate and Graduate Excellence Awards, as well as Honor Scholars in undergraduate and graduate degree programs who are recipients of discipline awards. For further information, contact the Office of the Provost, 1080 AB, 313-593-5030.

6. Chancellorís Medallion

 The Chancellorís Medallion is awarded at each commencement exercise to UM-D graduates including two CASL students who represent the "Best In Class" . The two students are selected by the CASL Academic Standards Committee based on their academic records. The December awardees are selected from students who were graduated in August and those who are to be graduated in December. The April/May awardees are selected from students who are to be graduated in April/May.  A student with academic sanctions is not eligible for the award.