2014 Cross Country Tryouts/Walk-On Information

If you are a full-time student (minimum 12 hours) at Georgia State University, or will become a full-time student in the Fall of 2014, you are welcome to try out for the GSU cross country team. Full information about tryouts for the 2014 cross country team will be COMING SOON. Please check back.

GSU teams practice in the morning, so tryouts will be run in a morning. Morning class scheduling conflicts need to be addressed in advance.


If you are currently NOT enrolled at Georgia State as a full-time student:

  • You must apply and be accepted to Georgia State University
  • Once you have been accepted, proceed with the instructions that follow
  • If you are not a full-time GSU student, you will NOT be able to tryout as a walk-on (per the NCAA)

To participate in Walk-On Tryouts (MUST take care of ALL these items before the tryouts)

  • You must be registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center. CLICK HERE
  • You must be accepted and enrolled at Georgia State University
  • You must complete the Prospective Student-Athlete Form
  • You must complete the Walk-on Tryout Compliance Form (attached)
  • You must complete the GSU Medical Form (attached)
  • Turn in ALL completed forms to the folder on the door of Sports Arena Room 224 by 5 p.m. on Wed., Aug. 28. (Incomplete forms could keep you from being able to try out)

Potential Walk-On Transfer Students - (MUST take care of these before being eligible to contact GSU)

  • You must have been cleared by the NCAA Eligiblity Center. CLICK HERE
  • You fall under the NCAA Transfer Rules set forth by the NCAA
  • To transfer, you MUST receive a release from your previous school (per NCAA rules)

Please see attached "GSU Performance Standards" above to compare your qualification times.

  • Georgia State University Cross Country is very competitive and competes at a the NCAA Division I level in the Sun Belt Conference.
  • Reaching these tryout time standards will not guarantee you a athletic scholarship or a spot on the team.  There are many other factors consider: SAT and /or ACT scores, scholarship availability and team needs.  Also note that scholarships can range in value from 1% to 100%.

Each year there are a limited number of scholarships available.  These scholarships are divided among Track and Field and Cross Country.  The competition for these scholarships is extremely tough.  Keep in mind that in addition to high school athletes, we consider Junior College graduates, transfers, international student-athletes and current members of our team. 

If you've met the above standards, we encourage you to contact us.