If you want to find a way to speed-run your sims to an easier life, a Distinguished Degree cheat can help get you there!
Making it through University can be difficult. Studying, socializing, extracurricular activities, tests, term papers, presentations…there’s so much to juggle in order to keep your grades up! It’s tough enough earning any sort of degree, but if you really want the accolades you’re going to want a Distinguished Degree.
Distinguished Degrees come with many career perks, including a bigger sign-on bonus, better raises, faster promotions, and more vacation days. They set your sim up for a pretty cushy life, something we can all aspire to!
Whether you’re finding uni to be too difficult to play through on your own or you’re creating characters with established backgrounds, the Distinguished Degree cheat can save you hours of stressful gameplay. This is particularly useful if you play on Short Lifespan.
The Distinguished Degrees & Where You Earn Them
Each Distinguished Degree is only available at one university, depending on if it’s art or science based:
|University of Britechester|
|Language & Literature|
If you’re set on your sim being a Distinguished graduate of a specific school, keep in mind that their preferred distinguished degree might not be available there. You can still send your sim to the school of their choice and have them earn (or cheat) a Degree with Honors, which is almost as good.
Distinguished Degree Cheats
The following cheat codes can help your sim earn their Distinguished Degree without all the work—your sims don’t even need to be enrolled in University to use them! Don’t forget to turn on TestingCheats before you get started.
|Art History||Traits.Equip_Trait trait_University_ArtHistoryDegreeBAHonors|
|Computer Science||Traits.Equip_Trait trait_University_ComputerScienceDegreeBSHonors|
|Culinary Arts||Traits.Equip_Trait trait_University_CulinaryArtsDegreeBAHonors|
|Fine Art||Traits.Equip_Trait trait_University_FineArtDegreeBAHonors|
|Language & Literature||Traits.Equip_Trait trait_University_LanguageAndLiteratureDegreeBAHonors|
|BONUS: Makes sims eligible to earn distinguished degrees when enrolling in University, even if they don’t meet the required criteria||University.Accept_all_Degrees|
The most noticeable disadvantage of using the Distinguished Degree cheat is that your sim won’t graduate or earn a diploma, but this is easily remedied with another cheat.
Open the cheat console in Buy/Build mode and enter the cheat bb.showhiddenobjects which will unlock diplomas from both Universities. You can find them in Decorations → Wall Decorations or Objects By Room → Dining Room/Outdoors → Wall Decorations. Because going this route means the diploma isn’t tied to a specific sim, the diploma for either University will show as an Art History Degree without Honors if you hover over it in Live Mode; you can still “Enable Emotional Aura” if you click on them and they work just fine for wall decor if you’re trying to build a scene for pictures or just regular gameplay.
There is also a rolled up version of the Diploma found in Decorations → Paintings & Posters or Objects By Room → Bathroom/Bedroom/Dining Room/Living Room/Study/Kids’ Room → Paintings & Posters however it can only be placed on surfaces and has no interactions.
Cheat codes are a useful way to let your sims reach certain achievements without grinding through the gameplay. If you play with Short Lifespans or just don’t want to go through the whole uni slog, using a Distinguished Degree Cheat will allow you to give your sims a leg-up in life without the hard work. Use the cheat to help your sims advance in their careers, or just to lord over their non-collegiate friends at parties! Have fun with this cheat, and happy simming.