I am a member of the first year online course. It is a free course. I take the GMAT online every single day and work on my all three sections (analytical, verbal, and visual). I make sure that I review everything in the book and practice every section until I feel comfortable with it. I started taking the GMAT online last March, right before the exam.
I had a great time with the online course and did not experience any problems taking the exam. I even got assistance from the instructors with some questions that were hard to answer. The GMAT Online is designed for the first time taking the exam and also some people who have taken the exam more than once. I am a member of the second year online course and take the GMAT online every day.
There are three areas that you need to focus on when you are taking the GMAT test. These are Analytical, Verbal, and Visual. You will be able to find the test fee on the site or inside the materials that come with the GMAT. I did not pay anything for my support. I just found out that you can take a free test in the beginning of your course if you register and pay your fee.
My next question was how can you get a refund when you register? On the first page of the registration process there is a link for refunds. The GMAT test fee is the responsibility of the student. If they cancel your registration, you can contact them to reschedule the exam. The GMAT test fee covers all the materials needed for the exam and there are no refunds due to any reason.
During my experience I did not have any problems taking the online course. The online course did what I expected it to do and that is to tell me what section I was doing well on so that I can focus on that section the best. I did not have any problems taking the Quantitative section. I also enjoyed the Quantitative reasoning section.
In the Visual reasoning section I did not do well on the directions and could not follow the steps. So I just restarted the section and it seemed like no matter how many times I went over the steps it would not make sense to me. Then I found out that the GMAT Online Test Centre has a worksheet that can be printed off of the online course. It helped me figure out where my mistakes were and the directions were easy to follow. I was able to answer all the questions in the section, which gave me confidence for the Quantitative reasoning section.
I did a little research before taking the GMAT Online Exam Fee and I did not find a lot of information on GMAT Test Prep. There are plenty of reviews of the GMAT Prep Course, however. There are also free sites available for people to take a look at their GMAT test scores. These types of free sites should give you a good idea about your skill level as well. As with anything else it helps to do some research before taking any type of test.