The Sims 3 University Life
Enrolling, Scholarships and the Aptitude Test
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This Guide focuses on getting Sims enrolled at the University and what you can do to make their college lifestyle better. When you start a new game with University Life, a mascot from the college will arrive on the first morning and leave a welcome kit. This kit gives you the ability to take the Sims University Aptitude Test, which will determine your Sim's Scholarship money and starting credits in each of the game's six Majors. If you did not receive one, you can find the University Welcome Kit in Buy Mode > Study > Hobbies & Skills.
It takes 48 credits for your Sim to earn a degree. Since the most you can get from one visit to the University is 36, you require the aptitude test to do it in one pass. You do have the option to skip the test and do 3 terms at the University to graduate, which is your only option if you skipped the aptitude test before you enrolled.
Enrolling in School
Young Adults, Adults, and Elders can Enroll for classes at the Sims University. The Aptitude Test is not required, but advised. Afterward, enrolling at the University is as simple as using your Sim's smartphone or a computer. When the enrollment screen comes up, you are given the option to choose 6, 12, or 18 credit hours (1-3 classes) and select to attend for one or two terms. The details on classes and performance are located in our Attendance and Classes Guide.
Sims University Aptitude Test
The Aptitude Test looks at your Sim's skill levels, career history, and traits to determine their readiness for attending Sims University. There are bugs with this system, but when working properly the base score on each of six degree types is 100/400. So the base total score is 600. The max score is 2400, with rewards distributed in three tiers:
- 1200 Points - $1000/term Scholarship.
- 1800 Points - $2500/term Scholarship.
- 2000 Points - Nailed it +20 12h moodlet which you can get over and over by retaking the aptitude test.
On individual subjects, you earn credits toward your degree at two levels:
- 250 Points - Apprentice Award: +6 Credit Hours.
- 350 Points - Distinguished Award: +18 Credit Hours.
You keep your highest scores, and any Awards will go toward future Degrees your Sim tries to get.
Aptitude Test Scoring
Scoring goes like this:
- Skill Levels x 27 +
Career Levels x 34 +
Traits x 83
|Business||Genius, Ambitious, Evil, Frugal, Workaholic, Born Salesman||Business, Criminal||Charisma, Social Networking, Mixology|
|Communication||Genius, Charismatic, Irresistible, Schmoozer, Flirty, Social Butterfly||Journalism, Politics, Fortune Teller||Writing, Photography*|
|Fine Arts||Genius, Avant Garde, Artistic, Natural Cook, Virtuoso, Rebellious||Culinary, Music, Film||Painting, Cooking, Guitar, Piano, Drums, Bass Guitar, Street Art, Sculpting, Nectar Making|
|Physical Education||Genius, Athletic, Loves the Outdoors||Professional Sports||Athletic, Martial Arts, Riding|
|Science and Medicine||Genius, Bookworm, Perfectionist, Socially Awkward, Green Thumb, Perceptive||Medical, Science||Fishing, Gardening, Science, Alchemy|
|Technology||Genius, Computer Whiz, Handy, No Sense of Humor, Good, Eccentric||Law Enforcement, Military||Logic, Handiness, Inventing|
* - The Sims 3 University Life gives players the Photography Skill from World Adventures
When Sims finish the Aptitude test, they may earn a scholarship which provides money toward their degree. This gives you cash to rent a house or cover costs for food and activities while on campus. If you leave the term early, you will not get to keep the spare scholarship money, though it is always available for future visits to the University based on your aptitude test results. Simply take the test again to make the money available for another term.
In my game when i'm in CAS it says the bookworm trait will benefit you in the pursuit of a communications degree from the Sims University.
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