All cheats for The Sims 4 High School Years, from Sentiments to traits

All cheats for The Sims 4 High School Years, from Sentiments to traits
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Last updated 

30th Jan 2024 14:11


High School Years in The Sims 4 has plenty of cheats that'll help to take your Teen Sims from zero to hero in a flash, with codes to give them specific traits for their life stage and more.

Cheats in the game are a fantastic way to help propel a storyline along a little quicker or to take it in a slightly different direction, so whether you want one of your Sims to graduate as a Valedictorian or get expelled, the High School Years Expansion Pack has a fair few to use.

Sentiment cheats for The Sims 4 High School Years

Sentiments in The Sims 4 give Sims specific relationships and memories with other Sims in the world. With High School Years, new sentiments were added that centre around teen life and prom.

To give two Sims a particular sentiment, you'll need to use this cheat: modifyrelationship (Sim1) (Sim2) 100 sentimenttrack_

At the end of that code, you'll then add the relevant sentiment from the below list:





Bitter about Broken Prom Promise


Close From Ditching Prom Together


Bonding Moment


Creeped Out


Guilty about Broken Prom Pact


Good First Impression


Impressed by Promposal


I Know They've Got My Back


Lasting Memories


Lame Adventures


Two Peas in a Pod


They Understand


Resentful About No Prom Invite


For example, as shown in the below screenshot, if you want to add the 'Crush' sentiment between two Sims, you'd use this code, replacing the names of my Sims with your own:

modifyrelationship Leah Weeks Dustin Broke100 sentimenttrack_crush_lt_generic

Image of Teen Sims in The Sims 4
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Career cheats for High School Years

Teens can get part-time jobs whilst at high school, and as there are for most careers, you can use codes to promote a Sim in them:




careers.promote teen_simsfluencersidehustle

Video Game Streamer

careers.promote teen_streamersidehustle


careers.promote Teen_Babysitter


careers.promote Teen_Barista

Fast Food Employee

careers.promote Teen_FastFood


careers.promote Teen_Lifeguard

Manual Labourer

careers.promote Teen_Manual

Retail Employee

careers.promote Teen_Retail

Increase a Sim's Grade in High School

careers.promote highschool

To demote them instead, replace the word 'promote' with 'demote' in the above codes. These will only work on Teen Sims, however, and you'll need to use a set of different career cheats for Sims older than that life stage.

Trait cheats for High School Years

A Sim with the Overachiever trait shown in their Simology panel
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Four new Aspirations arrived in High School Years, some of which award players with new traits when completing them, alongside ones relating to a Sim graduating or dropping out of high school.

To give these traits to your Sims without needing to do any actual gameplay, you'll want to use these codes:



Graduate High School Early

traits.equip_trait trait_hsexit_graduate_early

Drop Out of High School

traits.equip_trait trait_hsexit_dropout

Get Expelled

traits.equip_trait trait_hsexit_expelled

Graduate with Honours

traits.equip_trait trait_hsexit_graduate_honors

Graduate as Valedictorian

traits.equip_trait trait_hsexit_graduate_valedictorian


traits.equip_trait Overachiever

Party Animal

traits.equip_trait PartyAnimal

Afterschool activity cheats

Image of a Sim practising cheer in The Sims 4
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If you're instead wanting to boost your Teen in one of their chosen afterschool activities, you can use this list of cheats:




careers.promote cheer

Chess Team

careers.promote chess

Computer Team

careers.promote computer


careers.promote Scout

Football Team

careers.promote football

Drama Club

careers.promote DramaClub

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How to use cheats

Now that you've had a rundown of all the different cheats available to you with High School Years, you'll want to make sure you know how to use them. It's a pretty simple thing to do if it's something you've got no experience with, so follow these steps:

  • If you're on PC, you'll want to press CTRL, Shift, C
  • Mac users can press Command, Shift, C
  • Console gamers, you'll need to hold in all four shoulder buttons of your controller

A Sim sitting at a desk in The Sims 4
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After you've done that, a white box will appear in the top-left of your screen. It's here where you'll enter all of the codes shown above.

Now that you know how to cheat your way to Valedictorian (if only it were so easy), check out our homepage for The Sims to learn the best mods you can download for CAS and gameplay, or cheats for Toddlers, relationships, and Discover University.

Kiera is a former GGRecon Guides Writer.

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