How to drop out in Sims 4 High School Years

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High school is a testing time for all of us, and our Sims are not exempt from the hardship. Some will flunk exams, and get caught out of class, others simply will find it too awkward. So for those poor souls, here's how to drop out in Sims 4 High School Years.

It's nothing new for teens to go to work, and by dropping out, you can have much more time to earn a living and get a head start on the career ladder. Maybe your Sims just want to spend all their time at the gym, or want to perfect their artistic skills. Dropping out can give them the opportunities to do just that.

To help our young Sims out, here are some guides on how to prank people, how to pass exams, and how to attend graduation. There's some new High School Years specific cheats to try, too. We've also ranked all of the expansion packs so far to help you pick which to buy!

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How to drop out in Sims 4 High School Years

Sims 4 High School Years drop out on computer

The process of dropping out of high school is, unfortunately, quite easy. Your Sim will need to go onto a computer, select the High School menu, and then 'Drop Out of High School'. You'll then see this pop-up:

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Sims 4 High School Years drop out pop up

Confirm that you do want to drop out, and then you'll get a confirmation screen saying that your Sim is now a high school dropout:

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Sims 4 High School Years drop out pop up

Your Sims can earn a diploma online after they have dropped out. Really, it's a bit like graduating early; the only benefit is getting a head start on a career or having more free time to work on skills.

The new side-hustle careers have hours based around school, so Sims pursuing those will still be going to work before school time or late in the evening.

High school dropouts can no longer attend the after-school activities, and no matter how well they do in their career or skills, they have a negative moodlet constantly affecting them, which lasts for a good few days.

To add to the changes coming to the base game, check out our guide on the best mods to improve gameplay. Also, here's what we know about the mysterious Sims 5!