The Sims 4 How to apply to university

Applying to university is one of the most stressful times in many young adults' lives, and it can be the same in The Sims 4. You have so many decisions to make about which school you're going to attend and where you're going to live that it can all be a little overwhelming.

This guide will delve into the university application process in The Sims 4 and teach you exactly how to apply for maximum success.

If you're here, I'm assuming you've already read our article on scholarships and applied for all the applicable scholarships for your sim. If not, go there now and get it out of the way before your sim applies.

How to apply

Your sim might find it comforting to do some research about the two universities on the computer before they apply so that they know if they are going to the right school.

You can also email your former guidance counsellor for advice, who will provide you with information on scholarships.

There are two ways to apply for university in The Sims 4, the first way is to click on your inbox and the second is to use a computer. You will find the apply to university button in the university menu for both.

Sending the application for university will cost your sim §75, which is not outrageous and is affordable for most sim families. After sending it, you are forced to sit and wait at least a day before you find out.

Your acceptance letter will arrive by post the next day, otherwise you can also check the status of your application on your computer in the university menu.

No matter what, your sim will be accepted in all the normal grades of the game. However, there are distinct ranks that you will be refused unless you have the required skills.

When you receive your acceptance letter in the post, you can either wait or enrol immediately at the school. Your acceptance letter will show all the programmes to which you have been accepted by both universities, so now is the time to make a decision about where you would like to go.

How to register

When your sim has finally received the acceptance letter after waiting a whole day, he can now actually enrol in school and start his adventures.

You can enrol at university through the same menu you used to apply, either from your computer or from your mailbox. When you click on apply to university you will see a large pop-up that will guide you through the process of choosing a school, a degree, deciding where to live and how to pay for it. Let's go through all those individually.

Choosing a school

In The Sims 4: Discover University there are 2 separate universities to choose from, both of which have their own advantages if you are accepted into one of their distinct degrees.

Both schools will offer all the regular majors that will allow you to go wherever you choose if your sim is not looking to stand out. However, they will have specific distinct degrees that are only available at one school.

You can choose the school of your choice and can change schools at the end of the semester if you wish!

Choosing a degree

The second and probably most important decision your sim will make is what grade he/she will choose for his/her future. This is also the page where you will choose your classes and how many you will take.

It is important that you make sure that the degree you choose matches whatever career your sim wants in the future. You can read this in detail for each specialisation and it will tell you exactly which careers will go with which degree.

At this point, you still have the possibility to go back and choose the opposite university to see if it is more suitable for your sim.

After choosing the grade your sim wants, they can now choose how many classes to take. This is a really important decision because the Sims team has made it very difficult to take a full load of 4 classes if you want to do well.

If your sim wants to have a thriving social life and join an organisation or perhaps a secret society, they may want to take 2 or 3 classes to have more free time. Your sim needs 12 credits to graduate, so you'll have to decide that too based on how long you want to be in school, with each semester being 5 days a week.

You can also choose to take an elective that counts towards your degree but is not a class in your major. You can choose which class it is and these classes will give your sim some extra skills based on the class you choose. For example, you can choose a cooking class and gain the ability to cook!

Choosing where to live

The third decision your sim will have to make is where they will live while they study. They have a few options and can actually choose to live in any world, not just Britechester.

After choosing the grade your sim wants, they can now choose how many classes to take. This is a really important decision because the Sims team has made it very difficult to take a full load of 4 classes if you want to do well.

If your sim wants to have a thriving social life and join an organisation or perhaps a secret society, they may want to take 2 or 3 classes to have more free time. Your sim needs 12 credits to graduate, so you'll have to decide that too based on how long you want to be in school, with each semester being 5 days a week.

You can also choose to take an elective that counts towards your degree but is not a class in your major. You can choose which class it is and these classes will give your sim some extra skills based on the class you choose. For example, you can choose a cooking class and gain the ability to cook!

Choosing where to live

The third decision your sim will have to make is where they will live while they study. They have a few options and can actually choose to live in any world, not just Britechester.

Your sim can choose to pay your tuition with your own family's funds, or you can choose to take out student loans. These loans must be repaid from when your sim finishes school and you are also charged interest on these loans, if you don't pay them, a repo man is coming for you.

Final thoughts

Your sim is finally enrolled at university! Are you excited? You're going to have so much fun. If there's anything you think we missed, let us know in the comments!

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