Find a teacher who you want to study with. This is a great tradition in classical music, the relationship between the teacher and the student. It is a lifelong relationship. The reason I went to my college was to study with my teacher.
If you are not ready this year, then take a year to study privately. If your current teacher is unable to prepare you for your college audition, then consider going to a college with a good teacher and taking academics and some music classes and a guitar lesson, with the plan to transfer to a conservatory. At the conservatory, your main work will be on your instrument, so take your academic requirements in summer school or someplace inexpensive.
And if you are not accepted this year, listen to the advice they give you at your audition, do what they say, and audition again next year. They will be interested to see if you did the work and if you understood the importance of what they tell you.
Good luck and best wishes,
Kevin Collins, Amherst, Mass, USA All rights reserved.