The Sims 4‘s most recent expansion pack, High School Years, lets you live out the awkward teen years in all their glory. Instead of your Sims disappearing for hours during the day, you get to tag along with them and see all the school drama first-hand, for better or worse. Like most new Sims 4 DLC, this pack comes with a slew of new cheat codes that can help you overcome specific challenges or mold the experience as you please. Here’s our cheats guide to help you navigate through the best ones.
How To Use Cheat Codes in The Sims 4
Using cheat codes in Sims 4 is a little different depending on your platform. On PC, press CTRL + Shift + C to bring up the cheat console. On Mac, press CMD + Shift + C. On PlayStation 4 and 5, or on Xbox One and Series X or S, press the four shoulder buttons on your controller at once. Once the cheat console is up on your screen, type in testingcheats on and this will enable cheats in your game.
Increasing Grades Cheats
If you’re tired of making your Sim study or do homework, this cheat can skip all of that for you, turning your Sim into a star pupil instantly. This cheat was possible before the launch of High School Years, but if you have the new expansion installed, then it works a little differently to enable.
If you have The Sims 4 installed without High School Years, type careers.promote highschool.
If you have High School Years installed, type careers.promote career_Teen_Highschool.
You can also lower your Sim’s grades by replacing ‘promote’ with ‘demote.’
If you’d prefer to skip through all the hassle of school and let your teen Sim move forward with their life, or see the repercussions of being kicked out of school, these cheats have got you covered.
Drop out of high school: High School Dropout trait_HSExit_Dropout
Graduate early: traits.equip_trait trait_hsexit_graduate_early
Get expelled: traits.equip_trait trait_hsexit_expelled
Graduate with honors: traits.equip_trait trait_hsexit_graduate_honors
Graduate as Valedictorian: traits.equip_trait trait_hsexit_graduate_valedictorian
The cheats below will modify some prom-related events, such as ensuring someone will accept your invite to prom or have them feel bitter after not receiving an invite. For the broken prom pact cheat, your Sim will feel guilt after promising to take someone to prom, then ditching them to go with someone else instead.
Impressed by ‘promposal’: enamored_st_hsprom_impressedbypromposal
Resentment following no prom invite: bitter_st_hsprom_noprominvite
Guilty about broken prom pact: guilty_st_hsprom_brokenpact
Hurt after being ditched for prom: hurt_st_hsprom_brokenditchpromise
Becoming close from ditching prom together: close_st_hsprom_skippingpromtoether
High school can be a time to form close bonds and life-long friendships. These cheats below can help you strengthen your Sim’s relationships with others by having them make a good first impression, form lasting memories together, or even have a crush. Crushes, as far as I can tell, can’t be directed at specific Sims, so these will be randomized to any teen.
Making a good first impression: close_st_goodfirstimpression
They have your back: close_lt_iknowtheyvegotmyback
They understand: close_lt_theyunderstand
Lasting memories: st_openablewindow_successevent
Two peas in a pod: close_lt_twopeasinapod
Bonding moment: close_st_throwfootballbondingmoment
Give your Sim a crush: crush_lt_generic
High School Years introduces the ability to join new careers, such as a “Simfluencer” and a “Video Game Streamer.” You can promote your Sim all the way up the job ladder by using the following cheats. If you’d prefer to demote them, just switch out ‘promote’ for ‘demote.’
Simfluencer (teen): careers.promote teen_simsfluencersidehustle
Simfluencer (adult): careers.promote parttime_simsfluencersidehustle
Video Game Streamer (teen): careers.promote teen_streamersidehustle
Video Game Streamer (adult): careers,promote parttime_streamersidehustle
High School Years introduces a way for your teens to build an Entrepreneur skill. This 5-level skill can be increased by doing odd jobs, freelance, selling outfits on the Trendi app, doing part-time careers like Video Game Streamer or or Simfluencer, and so on. The more you build your Entrepreneur skill, the more new perks you’ll unlock (such as being able to go on a reality show or gain a new reward trait for your Sim). You can cheat your way through to the top with the code below.
Entrepreneur skill cheat: stats.set_skill_level adultminor_entrepreneur 5
Other Sentiment and Trait Cheats
Below are more traits and sentiments that change how your teen Sims behave or act within their world, such as being creeped out by another Sim or being awkward in most social situations.
Creeped out: needsdistance_st_friend
Party animal: traits.equip_trait PartyAnimal
Socially awkward: traits.equip_trait SociallyAwkward
Lame adventures: st_openablewindow_failevent
Overachiever: traits.equip_trait Overachiever