Admission Requirements

New students to SFU may be required to register in FAL X99, while others may wish to register in the course to build on their existing skills. If you are unsure as to whether or not you are required to register in FAL X99, please refer to the FAQs page, where many potential registration questions have been asked and answered. If you cannot find an answer to your question on the FAQs page, please send an e-mail to, and we will work with you, your faculty advisor, and the Admissions Office to find an answer for you.

To Register

Any student who feels they would benefit from some focused time working on their academic literacy skills is welcome to register in FAL X99.  Details about the schedule of currently available sections can be located on goSFU by searching for FAL X99. Follow the same search process you use to locate the other SFU courses you are interested in. Then simply access your goSFU account and register yourself in the section of FAL X99 that is most convenient for you.


In order to obtain "FAL credit" and be eligible to enroll in a Writing Intensive (W) course, students are required to pass the course overall with a minimum C grade.