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Access to academic and career exploration programs while incarcerated can be essential to obtaining a successful and productive life post-release. Limitless is designed to help participants succeed during the transition from custody to college.

How Limitless works

  • Complete four free ‘Transition to College’ modules focused on self-evaluation and career development.
  • Apply and be accepted to become a sponsored Limitless student.
  • Choose and apply for an NSCC program.
  • Receive tuition assistance.
  • Receive tailored supports, like culturally appropriate educational and career guidance.
  • Develop and strengthen skills and abilities, get career training and advice, and build connections with employers through work experience opportunities.


To be eligible for Limitless, applicants must:

  • Be in custody within a provincial facility.
  • Have a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) high school equivalency (or willingness to complete the GED).
  • Complete four NSCC ‘Transition to College’ modules offered by the Nova Scotia Department of Justice.
  • Apply and be accepted into the Limitless program.


  • For the first year at NSCC, tuition and program-related costs are covered (e.g., books, tools, personal protective equipment, student fees).
  • The Limitless team can help participants navigate resources if additional financial support is needed while at NSCC.

How to apply

With the help of their case worker or a teacher, applicants complete and submit a:

  • Limitless program application
  • Consent form

Learn more

Have questions? Interested in learning more? Contact:

Natalie Smith
Justice-NSCC Liaison Educator

Limitless is a partnership between the Nova Scotia Department of Justice, The Windsor Foundation and NSCC.

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