hi i'm in the process of reapplication, but I'm on a waitlist that I'd like to withdraw from because of my fit for the school as well as financial reasons. i haven't been accepted anywhere but can schools see if i withdraw from the waitlist?
This^^^. What you are asking is a non-issue. The only things anyone will care about is if you are a reapplicant (some care about their school, others care about any school) and if you ever turned down an A (you didn't). Nobody cares if you were ever on any WLs, and, if so, whether or not you withdrew from them. Unless and until a WL turns into an A, it's a R.