The Open University of Israel (OUI) is an institution of higher learning which has an open admission policy and is based primarily on distance learning. The OUI offers several Computer Science programs. In order to complete the requirements in each of the undergraduate CS programs, the students are required to take at least one workshop or seminar. The aim of the seminar/workshop is to introduce students to advanced CS theoretical or practical topics. Students investigate an advanced topic, prepare and submit a final paper or project, and present their study in a lecture to faculty members and students. We detected a problem that a relatively large number of students fail to complete the seminar/workshop requirement. In an attempt to deal with this problem, we conducted a study in order to better understand the reasons for this failure. In the paper we present some statistics regarding the completion of the seminars/workshop requirement, the correlation between this completion and other factors, such as: the number of credits earned by the student and the average grade achieved by the student before enrolling in the seminar/workshop.