Organic Chemistry lecture and lab in different colleges

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Some background (summary is at the end):

I took General Chemistry + labs in my undergrad college. However, my major was engineering and the only time I could take Organic Chemistry was during summer school. Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to finish the series. I was not able to take two labs and one lecture (out of 3 lecture/lab pairs in a quarter system).

The grad school I went to had the general and organic chemistry classes combined in one series consisting of four classes and two labs. Since I only had the 5 week summer session organic chemistry classes from my undergrad college, I ended up taking the entire four lectures in the series. However, I was never able to take the two labs due to scheduling conflicts.

Now I'm employed full time in an engineering position. Initially I was going to take the two labs from the second college but that was a mess. I had to leave work at 12pm to make it to the lab and due to a major project in my work I was not able to finish the first lab.

Now it looks like my only chance is to go back to my undergrad college and do the two labs there. Now, I really don't want to take the last lecture there since I've taken all the organic chemistry lectures in the second college.

So with all that said, if I go back to the first college for the two labs, I can show that I have completed all the general + organic lectures in the second college and all the labs in the first college.

Anyhow, I'm curious if anyone has done the same (taken labs and lectures in different colleges) and if so has there been any issues with doing this? I'd really appreciate if anyone can share their experiences with this sort of thing. Thanks!

TLDR: I may have no choice but to have my organic chemistry lecture and labs in different colleges. Has anyone done this? Where there any issues doing this?

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