Most of us make some mistakes when applying for the study program of our choice in college. Here is one tip that you should never miss out. Unless the application fees are hefty, apply for the same course in multiple colleges.
If I need to apply for a Bachelors degree in Interior design, I would research to find a list of some of the best institutions offering the course, say, NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano
and Domus Academy in Italy, and then apply to both of them.
This gives you more choice power until the day that you actually join in.