The Sims 4 brings school back in session, even for those of us who graduated long ago. While this simulated educational experience can be exciting and social, it also includes the drive for good grades. As a result, many Sims 4 players are wondering if their grades matter. The same can be said for many sim parents who are concerned about their child’s future as a result of their school performance. In either case, everyone wants to know what effect school grades have in The Sims 4. We have that answer right below, so keep reading to find out!
Do School Grades Matter in The Sims 4?
Grades matter in The Sims 4, but not for the reasons you may expect. Young children with consistent failing grades can be taken away from the household. Bad grades don’t matter as much in high school; unless you have the High School Years DLC, teens can’t get expelled. However, good grades will allow teenage students to begin their chosen career at an advanced level.
Put simply, having bad grades in The Sims 4 isn’t disastrous, but having good grades is certainly rewarding. Sim students graduating from high school with a B average can begin their career at level 2. With an A average, they can begin their career at level 3. So, school grades in The Sims 4 hold some significance to how early and successful your sim is in their career.
As a result, it’s best not to slack in school. However, if your grades fall low enough in High School Years, or if you don’t attend class on a regular basis, your sim will be expelled. This doesn’t happen in the base version of the game, but it does with the expansion. The other catch is that if your sim does not obtain a high school diploma with grades of C or better, they will be unable to pursue any careers that require a diploma.
However, this is The Sims 4, and the fates of your sims are yours to decide. It’s entirely up to you if you want your sim to succeed and get good grades. But, to add to the argument, there are more costly consequences to the skills and attributes your sim will acquire and level if they get poor grades in school. So, stick to the old adage, stay in school and do your homework!
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Riley Fonger is a Calgary-based freelance writer. He is currently studying Journalism and Public Relations at Mount Royal University. Riley has been a sports and video game enthusiast since he was a child. If he isn't writing, he is most likely competing in an FPS game or in a pick-up game with his friends.